Advertisement

turbocharged

 
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Ford Escape, entirely redesigned for 2013, is one of the best-selling entries in the popular category of compact crossover utility vehicles. The real-world gas mileage of the latest Escapes, however, does not quite seem to equal those cars' combined EPA ratings. Ford has put a great deal of... read more

December 17, 2013 by  -
 
Turbocharger

Turbos Grow Much Faster Than Hybrids In Quest For MPG

There's a quiet revolution going on in the auto world, one that isn't as trendy as plug-in cars or hybrids: turbocharged engines. Cheaper to build and buy than hybrid... read more June 1, 2012 by  20


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf R

Smaller Engine Watch: VW 1.4 Turbo To Replace 2.5 Five In U.S.?

We've been saying for a long time that one way carmakers will meet new, tougher gas-mileage rules is to make their engines smaller but more efficient. Ford's EcoBoost lineup... read more February 27, 2012 by  2


 
Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat

VW Ditches Darth Vader, Goes All Yoda With 2013 Jetta Hybrid

If you remember Volkswagen’s Super Bowl advert from earlier this year involving a pint-sized Darth Vader, its 2011 Passat had a particular affinity with the dark side... read more September 21, 2011 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Previews New U.S.-Bound Compact

Mercedes-Benz is working on a family of new small cars, several of which will be heading to the U.S., possibly by the end of next year. Designed to compete with BMW’s... read more April 8, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Half of Sales To Be High-MPG Fours

Mercedes-Benz likes to launch technologies and lead trends, but sometimes they follow along with the crowd. In this case, Hyundai's doing it. Chevy's doing it. Chrysler's... read more January 19, 2011 by  1


 
Toyota logo

Toyota Hops On the Direct Injection And Turbocharging Bandwagon

Toyota is the latest automaker to announce it’s headed down the downsized engine path as it strives for improved fuel economy, following the likes of Ford... read more November 24, 2010 by  4


 
Turbocharger

Number Of Turbocharged Vehicles To Soar Thanks To CAFE Mileage Rules

There’s no doubt new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations introduced by the federal government are hitting automakers hard, especially here in the U.S... read more November 1, 2010 by 


 
Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

How Smaller Engines Offer More Power: Superchargers Vs Turbos

Turbochargers have been with us in volume production only since the Seventies, but superchargers have a long and honorable automotive history. They were used on the Blower... read more October 26, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Special Brands for Small Turbo Engines: GM To Follow Ford?

Used to be that turbos were used in performance cars, from the Saab Turbos of the late Seventies to BMW's current range of twin-turbo sixes. These days, the little air pumps... read more April 20, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive

Fuel Efficient Fours Gain Ground on V-6s, V-8s In New Cars

At December's Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai made a big splash by saying it would no longer offer V-6 engines in its Sonata midsize car or its Tucson compact crossover... read more March 16, 2010 by 


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai: No More V6s For Midsize Cars or Compact Crossovers

One of the standouts among the global carmakers at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was Hyundai. The Korean company has seen its market share rise from 3 to 4 percent during a... read more December 4, 2009 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Compact Car Launch Delayed Til Next Fall

As U.S. carmakers get serious about building world-class compact cars, one of the most eagerly awaited entries is the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which will face off against a... read more October 29, 2009 by  5


 
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible

Will the 2011 Ford Mustang Get An EcoBoost Engine Too?

We always enjoy talking cars with the opinionated Alex Nunez from Autoblog, most recently last week when we both appeared on FoxNews.com's Fox Car Report with dapper host... read more October 14, 2009 by  6


 
Controlled Power Technologies electric supercharger

Electric Supercharger Boosts Gasoline Engines To Diesel Efficiency

In the accelerating quest for greater fuel efficiency, boosting engines--with turbos or superchargers--is one way to pull more power out of a given displacement... read more September 24, 2009 by  3


 
Controlled Power Technologies electric supercharger

Electric Supercharger Gives Gas Engines Diesel Efficiency

If you frequent this site, you've read all about electric vehicles and gas-electric hybrids. In those applications, electricity is stored in a battery, which powers an... read more September 23, 2009 by  3


 
Advertisement

Find Green Cars

Go!
Advertisement

 
 

 
© 2014 Green Car Reports. All Rights Reserved. Green Car Reports is published by High Gear Media. Send us feedback. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC.