By JEFFREY KELLY and MICHAEL BROWNSource MSNBC|Published May 25, 2021 00:00:00As fuel prices continue to fall, some motorists are finding themselves using less gas to drive their vehicles.
The problem is not just fuel prices, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to the agency, a new analysis released on Thursday shows that a significant portion of cars on the road today are running on fuel-burning equipment.
In fact, according the report, fuel sending vehicles are about 40 percent less efficient than diesel engines, while diesel vehicles are just about 80 percent less.
The National Highway Safety Administration says a new study shows a significant amount of vehicles today are being driven on fuel units, not fuel.
The report comes after the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) issued a report last week that found the average fuel-injected car on the market today is about 60 percent more fuel efficient than the average diesel car.
The NAM said fuel-stating systems that use diesel engines typically are far more expensive, as well as have a higher carbon footprint than the fuel-based systems that are often used in passenger vehicles.NAM also said fuel is being shipped in more than 1.5 million gallons a day, more than triple the previous record.
The agency said the increased volume is the result of fuel tankers being able to ship more fuel in a single day, a phenomenon known as reverse tanking.