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November 11, 2012

Green Thinking

Tesla wins top award; more choose fuel-efficient cars

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(Tesla)

Tesla award
Tesla's Model S has been chosen as the winner of Automobile Magazine's most prestigious award, "Automobile of the Year." The electric sedan beat out the Porsche 911, Subaru BRZ, Cadillac ATS and BMW M5. The vehicles are subjected to track and road testing by the magazine's editors and writers to determine a winner.
NWautos staff




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(Associated Press file photo)

Fuel efficiency
Americans continue to look for fuel-efficient vehicles when they go car shopping. The average fuel economy — the figure on the window sticker of a new car — of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 24.1 mpg, the highest level yet. It was up 4 mpg, or 20 percent, from October 2007, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The 24.1 mpg average is up from 23 mpg in October 2011 and from 22.3 mpg in the same month in 2010.
Los Angeles Times

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