Eco-Driving Boosts Mileage By Average Of 24%, According To Ford Tests

We looked at ten different ways to boost your mileage »8/28/08 5:00pm8/28/08 5:00pm — and how they interfere with the "American way of life" — earlier. As proof that these techniques can make a difference, Ford claims internal tests show that practicing improves mileage by an average of 24%. Ford and Pro Formance professionals coached 48…


Automakers Employing Tiny Tweaks To Maximize Fuel Economy On Current Models

The Detroit News »8/26/08 11:20am8/26/08 11:20am has put together a rundown of all the little tweaks automakers are applying, as quickly as possible, to help current models achieve better fuel economy. Since a wholesale re-engineering of every vehicle is impossible, manufacturers are switching to low-rolling-resistance tires, re-gearing…

The Lotus Omnivore: A Piston Engine That'll Eat Anything

Lotus Engineering, in collaboration with Jaguar, is starting up a project they're calling "Omnivore," a task which, if successful, could see traditional internal combustion engines go the way of the dodo. Lotus is planning to meld the two-cycle engine with new technologies — direct injection and a variable compression… »8/14/08 1:00pm8/14/08 1:00pm