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  • Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Driving Growth looks at the numbers and talks to the experts to assess recent claims by Consumer Reports that small turbocharged engines are not delivering on fuel economy.

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  • Beyond turbos, what car technology works to boost mpg?

    Beyond turbos, what car technology works to boost mpg?

    by Eric Evarts Consumer Reports March 22, 2013 The past few years have shown dramatic fuel economy improvements in all types of cars in our testing. Rather than exotic technology, such as hybrids and vehicle electrification, most of the improvements have come the old-fashioned way: through conventional technologies applied to gasoline engines. Read more…

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  • Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

    Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

    by Deborah Lockridge Truckinginfo March 20. 2013 What type of engine systems and parts will you be dealing with in the future? From electric-drive turbos to waste heat regeneration,Derek Kaufman, president of C3 Network, examined powertrain trends during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier this year. New fuel economy requirements designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2018 are driving technologies… Read more…

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  • U.S. Fuel Economy Continues Record-Breaking Surge

    U.S. Fuel Economy Continues Record-Breaking Surge

    GM Lays Out Plans to Save 12 Billion Gallons of Fuel by 2017, The fuel economy of the U.S. vehicle fleet continues to increase at a record-breaking pace in 2013 – and U.S. automakers are laying plans for continued improvements which will reduce fuel consumption by billions of gallons over the next five years.

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  • General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    Environment News Service March 12, 2013 HOUSTON, Texas ‚Äì The United States is poised to achieve long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production, says General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. Speaking at last week’s IHS CERA Week energy conference, hosted by business services and information provider IHS, Akerson said General Motors is developing the industry’s most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars, trucks and crossovers to meet […]

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  • Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

    Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

    by Mihnea Radu autoevolution March 10, 2013 …Thanks to the success of its turbocharged engine family, “EcoBoost” is as much a household name as Topaware, Pringles and the Harlem Shake, but it’s one of the newest engine families out there. So what is EcoBoost? This is the name given by Ford Motor Company, co-developed with FEV engineering and in production since 2009. But before we can tell you the technology that make an EcoBoost engine, we must first look into […]

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