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Fuel Efficiency Increases

fuel2Consumers continue buying more fuel-efficient vehicles.

True Car reports that TrueMPG increased to 23.1 MPG in 2012 compared to 22.3 mpg in 2011.  In December, light vehicle auto sales show TrueMPG increased to 23 MPG from 22.6 MPG in December 2011, and decreased from November's 23.2 MPG.

TrueMPG is the company's measure of fuel efficiency.

According to TrueCar.com, the TrueMPG for vehicles sold by U.S. manufacturers averaged 21.2 MPG in 2012, up from 20.7 MPG in 2011. European manufacturers increased their average fuel economy for vehicles sold to 23.3 MPG from 22.1 MPG; Japanese manufacturers increased their average fuel economy to 24.8 MPG from 23.7 MPG; and South Korean manufacturers increased their average fuel economy for vehicles to 27.1 MPG from 26.3 MPG.