Average US fuel economy is still 21 miles per gallon
Rolfe Winkler - REUTERS
- Nov 20, 2009
Honda is still competitive in this department --Ed.
Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd has again produced the most fuel efficient and least polluting vehicles on American roads, the U.S. government projections for 2009 showed on Friday.
South Korea's Hyundai-Kia (005380.KS) and Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), also based in Japan, followed closely behind, respectively, for the second straight year, according to preliminary performance data released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Overseas automakers mainly sell compacts and sedans in the United States, while their U.S. rivals produce more pickups, SUVs and vans, which generally get poorer gas mileage and emit more tailpipe emissions.... [Read More]