Nearly all vehicle types now achieve more than double the gas mileage that they achieved in 1975, when the EPA started compiling trends for vehicle emissions and fuel economy – all except pickups, that is.
Among pickups, Honda has held the highest average at 21.8 mpg. Pickups from other automakers all averaged in the 18-20 mpg range, but it’s of note that Toyota ranked the lowest at 18.2 mpg.
Ram, General Motors and Ford now have light-duty diesels with mpg ranging from 29 – 33 highway miles. Electric pickup trucks will arrive soon. But the question is how much they will cost and whether they’ll deliver enough range to satisfy owners when they tow and haul.
Read the article at Green Car Reports.