Browsing the "Conventional Cars" Category

Auto Makers Want Global Emissions Standards

April 15th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

At the SAE World Conference this week, representatives from many manufacturers called for more uniform emissions protocols among the world's nations and realistic testing procedures.


Under Pressure: Octane and Compression Ratio News

April 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Engineers at the SAE World Conference heard speakers who advocated for higher octane gasoline and variable length connecting rods that can vary the compression ratio of an engine. Both ideas could reduce carbon emissions and boost fuel economy.


BMW Moves Its Car Sharing Service To Seattle

April 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

BMW's ReachNow car sharing service is now available in Seattle. It has 340 BMW automobiles including i3 electric cars, 3 series sedans and MINI Coopers. Customers use a smartphone app to access the service.


The High Cost Of High Fuel Economy

March 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Many manufacturers today recommend premium gas for their smaller, harder working engines. But the price difference between regular and premium has skyrocketed in the past 18 months.



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