Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?

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Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?
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In the race to improve efficiency and cut emissions, more and more automakers are turning to forced induction as a way of increasing fuel economy without sacrificing drivability. Continue Reading...

Do I Really Need Premium Gas?

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Do I Really Need Premium Gas?
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Cost is often the first thing that comes to mind when motorists think of gasoline. Many will drive halfway across town to save a couple cents per gallon. Additionally, purchasing regular-grade fuel to save money can be an exercise in false economy, especially if your vehicle is designed for premium gas. Continue Reading...

Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?

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Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?
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Is your vehicle not living up to the promises made on its window sticker? Do your real-world miles per gallon look like the prices on a fast-food value menu? If fuel economy is falling short here are some possible culprits and a few solutions to maximize your MPG. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Worst Vehicles for the Environment

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Top 10 Worst Vehicles for the Environment
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Newton’s third law says that for every action, there is a reaction. You might have seen the list of the 10 greenest cars of 2015 on AutoGuide.com earlier this week. While Newton’s third law doesn’t exactly apply here, you get the idea. Continue Reading...

Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money

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Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money
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Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...

Continental Develops Fuel-Saving Electrical System

Continental Develops Fuel-Saving Electrical System
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Modern vehicles feature electrical systems that operate on 12 volts. This has pretty much been the industry standard since about the mid-1950s. But engineers at Continental are working to really step things up. Continue Reading...

Hyundai and Kia Aim For 25 percent Better Fuel Economy by 2020

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Hyundai and Kia Aim For 25 percent Better Fuel Economy by 2020
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You can’t knock the hustle of Hyundai and Kia, just days after the Korean automakers were forced to pay an unprecedented amount of money for false MPG reports, the duo have announced that they’re looking to improve their fuel numbers substantially. Continue Reading...

Hyundai, Kia to pay $350 Million Over False MPG Claims

Hyundai, Kia to pay $350 Million Over False MPG Claims
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It will cost Hyundai and Kia more than $350 million to settle the government’s two-year investigation into the inflated fuel-economy ratings of some 1.2 million vehicles.  Continue Reading...

EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures
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Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...

Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets

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Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets
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Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE for short, is a series of regulations designed to improve the efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States. Automakers will be required to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. Continue Reading...

Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?

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Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?
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Diesel. To many American drivers the “D” word is something of a mystery. It’s associated with construction equipment, tractor trailers and hillbillies “rollin’ coal” in their modified pickups, spewing more black smoke than a burning pile of used tires. Continue Reading...
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