Automakers turn to advanced new technologies to boost fuel economy

by Robert Schoenberger
The Plain Dealer
September 1, 2012

Since the 1940s, the biggest technical choice car buyers faced was manual or automatic transmission…

With tougher fuel-economy rules set for the 2016 model year and a mandate to double fuel economy by 2025, automakers are turning to newer technologies that will be unfamiliar to many. Consumers will have to consider dual-clutch transmissions, continuously variable transmissions and a host of electrified options.

Read more and see links to videos on multi-speed transmissions, dual-clutch transmissions, CVTs, start-stop, hybrids, and EVs…


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