US average vehicle fuel economy unchanged in 2004


By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Fuel economy for new cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and pickup trucks sold in the United States this year will average 20.8 miles per gallon, unchanged from last year, the government said on Wednesday. With gasoline prices at record highs, fuel economy has become linked to America's energy security as vehicles account for 40 percent of U.S. oil consumption. Half of those crude supplies are imported. This year's 20.8 mpg average is ...

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