The Environmental Protection Agency says ’05 model vehicles averaged a 1% better fuel economy performance on average than’04 vehicles. The findings come in the government agency’s annual “Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends,” which analyzes fuel consumption trends since 1975. The EPA says ’05 fuel economy averaged an estimated 21 mpg (11.2 L/100km), up from 20.8 mpg (11.3 L/100km) for ’04. Numbers accumulated over the past two model years fall in line with the 20.6 ...

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