According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average fuel consumption of 2019 model cars in this country has increased to 24.9 miles per gallon (equivalent to 9.44 liters per hundred kilometers).
To better understand this figure, we must say that before this study, the average total fuel consumption of cars in the United States was 25.1 miles per gallon (equivalent to 9.37 liters per hundred kilometers).
Since 2004, when the EPA surveyed vehicle fuel consumption, it has improved fuel consumption and emissions from 12 of 15 surveys. Not to mention that for the 2004 model cars, the average overall fuel consumption was 19.3 miles per gallon (equivalent to 12.18 liters per hundred kilometers).
As can be guessed, customer orientation towards long-wheelbase and crossover models is the main reason for the deterioration of average fuel consumption. According to statistics provided by Reuters, in 2019, 44% of private cars sold in the United States were passenger models and 56% were long chassis and pickups.
According to the EPA, along with the increase in fuel consumption, power and weight of the 2019 model cars have also grown significantly and this trend is expected to continue for the 2020 model cars as well.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has also released details of carmakers buying credit to comply with pollution laws. For example, Tesla, Toyota and Honda sold 39.8, 33.8 and 40 million megawatts of credit in 2019, respectively, while the Fiat Chrysler Group bought 82.1 million, General Motors 10.7 million, Bahamu 5.5 million and Daimler 12.2 million megabytes.
“This statistic shows that only a few automakers have been able to meet the unrealistic pollution standards set during the Obama presidency without having to buy credit from other companies,” EPA Director Andrew Wheeler said in an interesting statement. “