Browsing the "fuel efficiency" Tag

New Jet Engine Slashes Fuel Consumption, Lowers Emissions

August 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Pratt & Whitney has developed a new jet engine that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by 16%. Each airplane equipped with the new engines would save 3,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year from getting into the atmosphere.


DOE To Spend $80,000,000 On Truck Efficiency

March 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The US Department of Energy proposes to fund research into improving long haul truck efficiency by 100% over 2009 levels. It will also provide money to study plug-in hybrid powertrains for heavy trucks.


Attention, Hyper-milers: FitBit is Nike+ iPod for Cars!

March 18th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The FitBit from Automatic plugs into a car's OBD port and records MPG in real-time, calculating how much each trip actually costs drivers in money terms. The dollars and cents of each trip and each aggressive move add up - and could be costing drivers thousands!


Driving A Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Days 1+2

December 4th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

I believe I have found an excellent vehicle to drive through the zombie apocalypse - or at least a good one for hauling stuff around on a regular basis. I've had a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport tossed at me for the week, and it's turning out to be a lot of fun!



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