fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy Vehicles Coming

August 8, 2011 / No Comments

Remember the proposal of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions guidelines last year? Well, that is going to see the light of day soon. The White House, the other day, revealed that President Obama will travel to Interstate Moving Services in Springfield, Virginia, to announce the fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, ...

Toyota Prius EPA’s Most Fuel Efficient Car; Bugatti Veyron Last on the List

November 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

It’s good news all around for the 2011 Toyota Prius! The car has just been placed top on the US Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient cars. The vehicle gives an unbeatable mileage of 51 mpg (4.6 liters/100 km) in city driving a whopping 48 mpg (4.9 liters/100 km) on the American highway.

IBM’s intelligent traffic light system helps improve fuel efficiency

May 31, 2010 / No Comments

IBM has come up with a novel plan to redeem those habitual to wasting fuel on the traffic signals by keeping their engines running until the signal goes green instead of turning it off.  The company has applied patent for a new technology that would stop or start engines at the traffic intersections with the aim to improve fuel efficiency.

MIT designed aircraft cuts fuel consumption to just 1/3 of the normal

May 18, 2010 / No Comments

It seems as if a wave of technological and scientific advancements is all set to revolutionize the aviation industry worldwide. After daily news snippets, citing one or the other breakthrough in the field, its researchers from MIT, that is once again riding the wave.

Red hybrid double-decker bus symbolizes 21st century London

May 18, 2010 / No Comments

London’s distinctive taxis and double-decker buses are iconic symbols of city’s transportation system. The famous metropolis is all ready to shift to a cleaner, greener model of double-decker buses which was introduced recently as the red emblem of 21st century London.

USA, Canada on Road to Tougher Fuel Efficiency Standards

April 1, 2010 / No Comments

The USA is on way to imposing tougher fuel efficiency standards for its vehicles, which will also be implemented by Canada for its vehicles. The Obama administration has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to get into action and regulate emissions from cars and other major polluters like power plants. EPA has finalized the rules along with the Department of ...

Obama stands firmly by his fuel-efficiency plan

June 28, 2009 / No Comments

United States President Barak Obama says that the legislation on climate change, along with his plan for fuel efficiency of automobiles, will save as much oil as the US imports from the Persian Gulf countries. Thus, President Obama said in an interview that if the proposal becomes law, the United States would greatly reduce its dependence on foreign oil. [caption id="" ...

The Key to Fuel Efficiency Lies on Your GPS Locator

June 15, 2009 / No Comments

Sometimes the most simple things can be the key to the most amazing of revelations and can go a long way in energy conservation, ultimately benefiting the planet. A group of researchers from Ricardo-an automotive engineering firm in West Sussex, UK-believe that we are driving our hybrid cars like regular gas-guzzlers. The main culprit is our air conditioner which stops whenever ...