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How To Boost Efficiency: Lighter Cars That Carry More People

How To Boost Efficiency: Lighter Cars That Carry More People

Efficiency is a many-splendored thing, and cutting vehicle weight has multiple beneficial effects. A lighter car requires less energy to move, meaning engine output can be lower. This, in turn, requires smaller, lighter powertrain components--which require less-beefy suspensions, further reducing... read more

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2015 Audi A8 / S8  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Lighter Composite Wheels Cut Weight Of New 2015 Audi A8

Can plastic wheels improve fuel efficiency? Soon, drivers of the new 2015 Audi A8 will have a chance to find out. The refreshed version of Audi's flagship sedan will be... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
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  25


 
Ford Atlas Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Next Ford F-150: Advanced Materials Likely, Hybrid Powertrain Possible

The new Atlas Concept that Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] unveiled at Detroit this past week revealed several interesting technologies that altogether could save fuel (active... read more January 19, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Land Rover Range Rover

How Cars Can Get Better Gas Mileage, Invisibly: Lower Weight

There's a lot of focus--perhaps too much--on carmakers using smaller engines, hybrids, and plug-in cars to meet increasingly higher gas-mileage standards from now through... read more August 15, 2012 by  31


 
Honda N Box

Honda Changing Construction Methods To Shed Pounds

Although much of today’s work is done via robots, and more contemporary materials are used in construction, the basic process of building an automobile hasn’t... read more December 27, 2011 by  6


 
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  0


 
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