EPA Says New Cars Getting More Gas Mileage for Your Money

(Undated) -- Drivers are saving money at the pump, as U-S fuel economy reaches an all-time high, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The E-P-A reports that model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24-point-one miles per gallon. That reflects a half-mile per gallon improvement over the previous year, and an increase of nearly five miles per gallon since 2004. Will Toor with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project says the numbers show that automakers are working hard to achieve the federal government's fuel economy standards. E-P-A credits the fuel economy improvements to automakers' using more efficient technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbochargers, and advanced transmissions. The Obama Administration has standards in place requiring that new vehicles average the equivalent of 54 miles per gallon by 2025.