Engine Downsizing Gains Ground

Smaller Is Better For Automakers  – And Consumers Shouldn't Notice Any Difference. The global drive to reduce greenhouse gases and increase vehicle fuel efficiency is pushing automakers to reduce the size of their engines – while trying to keep all of attributes consumers expect from their cars. Engineers have pushed the ... Read More...

Test Drive: 2013/2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 With Start-Stop

Direct Injection, Diesel and Start-Stop Pump Up MPG. In response to Europe's 2007 legislated carbon emissions reduction rules, Mercedes-Benz and other European automakers began equipping their non-hybrid vehicles with start-stop systems, a relatively low-tech, low-cost technology that moderately improves tailpipe emissions and fuel economy. Even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... Read More...

10 Best Engines Named By Magazine

Alternative Powerplants – Diesel and Electric Muscle In On Awards. In the old days, say five years ago, the eight editors at Ward's Auto World Magazine, a trade magazine covering the auto industry, had easy choices—four, six or eight. Those were the variations of gasoline engines offered by major manufacturers and ... Read More...

Diesel – Save Gas, Save The Planet Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Save Gas, Save the Planet: John Addison’s book about hybrid and electric cars, pathways to low carbon driving, and the future of sustainable transportation. © 2009 John Addison. All rights reserved. Diesel Over half of all car sales in Europe use diesel engines not gasoline. Diesel fuel ... Read More...