Allstate: Overweight Drivers, Passengers Hurt Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

 Wednesday, October 10, 2012

 Insurance Journal

It’s not just the gas-guzzling SUVs that are hurting the driving fuel efficiency. The growing average weight of Americans is responsible for millions of gallons of additional gasoline used in the country every year, according to Allstate. Allstate observed there’s a complex struggle between fuel efficiency and vehicle weight. The insurer stated on its blog that federal regulators are requiring 54.5 MPGs for cars and trucks by 2025.
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