492 Unique Models That Achieve 30 MPG or Higher Highway Fuel Economy on Sale Today

Automakers are giving consumers more and more fuel-efficient choices. For model year 2015, automakers are offering 492 vehicles to customers which achieve 30 MPG or higher highway fuel economy. Typically, the lead time required for R&D on new technologies ranges from 5-10 years, so the innovations being developed by auto engineers earlier this decade are now on sale or coming to market.

Today, consumers can choose from diverse technologies to improve their fuel economy, including 46 hybrids, 39 clean diesels, 11 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and 15 battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to www.fueleconomy.gov.

  • 492 Models That Achieve 30 MPG or Higher Highway Fuel Economy
  • A Wide Range of Powertrains
    • 46 models of hybrids
    • 39 models of diesels
    • 15 models of BEVs (Battery Electric)
    • 11 models of PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid)


There Are 51 Hybrid Models, 14 Clean Diesel Models, and 11 Electric Models Available for Sale

Fuel Efficient Autos By Model Year

Each model year (MY), Automakers have increased high-mileage vehicle choice, from 69 vehicles in MY 2006 to 492 vehicles in MY 2015, an increase of over 600%.

Automakers Increased High Mileage Vehicle Choice By More Than 484% in 7 Years


2014 Hybrid Sales Dip Slightly

Slight Rise in Hybrid Sales in 2012

In 2014 automakers sold 452,507 hybrid cars compared to 489,413 in 2013, a decrease of 9.1%.


Growing Clean Diesel Sales Are Predicted

Growing Clean Diesel Sales Are Predicted


In 2013, consumers purchased 442,658 clean diesel cars. In 2014, the number of clean diesels sales rose 10.6% to 489,612. Clean diesel sales remain just 3% of the U.S. market, but The Diesel Technology Forum forecasts that diesel sales in the U.S. will reach 8-10 percent of the total U.S. market by 2018.