We're driving slightly less often, using less fuel and creating fewer emissions:
New vehicles purchased in November of 2012 got 24.1 miles per gallon, on average. That includes all new cars, SUVs, and light trucks. By contrast, new vehicles averaged just 20.1 miles per gallon average back in the fall of 2007.
That's pretty significant. Thanks to actions by the president, in 13 years average fuel efficiency will grow to 35.4 miles per gallon. Now if we can only get rid of the gasoline and replace it with something renewable, cheap and clean-burning.