Erin Berger

Research Associate,

Erin is a member of the WardsAuto data and research group.

North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.4% in February 
Car production declined 3.6%, but an 11.0% increase in light-truck production kept the total up.
February Fuel Economy Falls From Prior Month 
Increased ratings of some automakers were not enough to raise the index score above record-high levels from January.
North American Light-Vehicle January Production Hits 11-Year High 
New facilities in Mexico led the country to its best-ever January.
Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in January 
Increased market share of the most fuel-efficient segments and improved scores across the board brought the index average to a record high.
North American Light-Vehicle Output Finishes 2013 at 13-Year High 
December production brought the full-year 2013 total to 16,074,821 units, up 4.5% from 2012 and nearly double 2009, when the market was deep in the recession.
December U.S. Fuel Economy Slips From November Levels 
Light trucks achieved record-high fuel economy, but the score for cars decreased as the market shifted toward larger models.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.0% in November 
Each of the Detroit Three posted gains over last year, and the top three Japanese automakers had record-high November production.
New Fuel-Efficient Models Boost November Fuel Economy 
The WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index reached 25.0 mpg, rising for the second consecutive month despite falling fuel prices.
Automakers Soar to All-Time High October North American Output 
Automakers built 1,577,683 LVs in October, 7.7% above year-ago, and outdoing the month’s previous high of 1,566,051 in 1998. The total primarily was boosted by light trucks, up 13.8%.
October Fuel Economy Increases Despite Falling Fuel Prices 
Light trucks reached a record high, but the average car score was held back by increased sales of less fuel-efficient luxury models.
North American Light Vehicle Production Up 13.5% in September
Light-truck production grows as automakers build inventory for fourth-quarter.
September Fuel Economy Drops From Prior Month
Fuel economy declined due to another decrease in gas prices and a smaller share of light vehicles in September.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 1.9% in August
Car builds totaled 630,915, a 0.5% drop from like-2012. Light truck production grew 4.0% to 806,005.
U.S. Light Vehicles Set Fuel-Economy Record in August
The four most fuel-efficient segments, currently at 25.9 mpg and higher, all held or surpassed their highest scores to date.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets July Record
The result came as several plants eliminated or reduced their traditionally scheduled summer shutdowns to maintain inventory levels as LV sales continued to rise.
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