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March 11, 2019

Vehicle gas mileage up slightly in 2017

By TOM KRISHER
AP Auto Writer

DETROIT — New vehicles in the U.S. from the 2017 model year averaged slightly better gas mileage than the previous year, rising to a record 24.9 mpg, according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

But the mileage rose only 0.2 mpg, and environmental groups say it fell short of a 1 mpg increase required under standards enacted during the Obama administration.


 
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