aerodynamics

 
Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car's front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd. Often used on luxury brands and tuner cars, the updated looks are usually edgier and more aggressive than the factory... read more

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AirFlow BulletTruck (Images: AirFlow Truck Company)

Is The BulletTruck What Semis Will Look Like In The Future?

Recently, we attracted flak from some quarters of our readership for featuring pickup trucks. While not green by the standards of modern electric vehicles and hybrids, their... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
Replacement mirror with aero winglets, black window-trim air deflector for Chevrolet Volt [EV World]

Chevy Volt's Wind Thrumming Noise: Aero Fix Now Available

It's become a common part of road testing: Get the car up to speed, then roll down a window to see how bad the drumming and buffeting gets. Never experienced it? Try it on... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
Bicycle racks can affect aerodynamics (Image: Flickr user kardboard604)

Want To Boost Gas Mileage? Remove That Bike Rack, Says Consumer Reports

If you're one of the millions of Americans preparing for your summer vacation, you might also be readying the family's bicycles for some exercise while you're away. Chances... read more July 9, 2013 by  14


 
University of Michigan's World Solar Challenge car (Photo: Flickr user Michigan Engineering)

University Of Michigan Solar Car Takes Sun Power To New Extremes

If you want to know why road-going electric vehicles aren't powered by solar panels mounted on the roof, here's your answer. Technically it's feasible, but you'd have to do... read more June 20, 2013 by  5


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Aerodynamics And Weight

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. In fact, as cars change over the next 12 years to meet much tougher fuel-economy rules, automakers will likely do their best to keep... read more June 17, 2013 by  26


 
BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011

Tall, Skinny Tires: Newest Green-Car Efficiency Trend

There are many unusual things about the BMW i3 Concept electric minicar revealed last month, including its glass doors and roof, not to mention BMW's first production... read more September 30, 2011 by  17


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?

Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft... read more September 23, 2011 by  5


 
ATDynamics TrailerTail installed on trailer

Can 'Trailer Tails' Save A Semi 6 Percent Of Its Diesel Fuel?

One of the best ways to save a lot of fuel is to improve the efficiency of the lowest-mileage vehicles on the roads. Those include semis, which often get no more than 2 or 3... read more August 26, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package

Toyota Adds Prius Plus Performance Package To Hot Up Hybrid Handling

Pretty much every Toyota Prius hybrid you see on the streets looks the same. Wild customization is generally limited to personalized plates that promote the driver's green... read more June 30, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Active Shutters Helping 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Reach 40 MPG

GM has one of the largest wind tunnel testing facilities in the world, in fact it is the largest used for automotive applications, so it’s only fitting that the company is... read more August 11, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

GM Boosting Fuel Economy With Louvered Grilles

When it comes to fuel economy, the powertrain is the first thing people think of when it comes time to improving it. After that it’s typically vehicle weight. However, one... read more May 19, 2010 by  0


 
Toyota Prius G Sports Concept, 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota in Japan Gets Into The Prius Hybrid Bodykit Business

The Japanese auto show known as the Tokyo Auto Salon is full of as many customized cars--and just as much weirdness--as its domestic counterpart, the massive SEMA show in Las... read more January 15, 2010 by  3


 
Toyota Prius EV-Mode button kit

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Accessories For Your Toyota Prius

The huge SEMA show, mecca of car modifications from awful to awesome, now attracts even manufacturers, who commission custom versions of production cars in hopes that hotness... read more December 10, 2009 by  5


 
Aptera 2e Production Design

Final Aptera 2e Styling Leaked, We Drive the Electric 3-Wheeler

To green-car fans, the idea of an ultra-aerodynamic electric two-seater sounds pretty familiar, right? Think the late, lamented EV1 from General Motors, subject of the... read more September 28, 2009 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Prius with 2009 model--can you spot the differences?

30 Days of the 2010 Toyota Prius: Day 8, Body and Aerodynamics

No one will ever look at the 2010 Toyota Prius without being able to recognize it as the world's most popular hybrid car. The distinctive Prius shape, sharply defined for the... read more April 1, 2009 by  4


 

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