There are many ways of making a vehicle more fuel efficient. Improvements in engine technology, materials, rolling resistance and aerodynamics can all contribute towards making a car easier on gas than its predecessor. How about making it quieter? You may think making a car quieter at speed might involve more sound-damping material and therefore more weight, but General Motors has used techniques often found in sound-cancelling headphones improve the economy of the Chevrolet Equinox. Engines are generally most efficient at quite low engine speeds, but this can often result in unpleasant...
AMP Electric Thinks Soccer Moms Want Electric Equinoxes; Do They?
Attending a conference in Detroit a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to drive a converted "Amp'd Chevrolet Equinox" crossover, offered by AMP Electric Vehicles. Based in Cleveland, the company hopes to sell electric conversions of "best of class" vehicles in several segments to early adopting...John Voelcker