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Average new-car fuel economy to improve rapidly

  • Fuel economy of cars has improved in recent years as many nations adopt fuel economy standards
  • Progress on fuel economy targets is dependent on technology, costs and consumer preferences for vehicle types 
  • The fuel economy of the light-duty fleet will continue to improve over the Outlook period, with substantial gains beyond current policy targets
  • Average fuel economy of new cars worldwide will rise from about 30 mpg in 2015 to close to 50 mpg in 2040

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