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Our Vehicles Are Fuel Efficient, But They’re Too Heavy To Have Good Gas Mileage

You wouldn’t know it by looking at the gas mileage of today’s vehicles, but fuel efficiency has dramatically improved over the decades. The problem: Vehicles have also gotten increasingly larger, minimizing any gas mileage gains, according to a new MIT study.

You wouldn’t know it by looking at the gas mileage of today’s vehicles, but fuel efficiency has dramatically improved over the decades. The problem: Vehicles have also gotten increasingly larger, minimizing any gas mileage gains, according to a new MIT study.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more

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