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  • 2018 BMW M5 refueling during longest continuous vehicle drift attempt

    Our gas is listed in a range of octane offerings, but American automakers are looking to simply that. By doing so, they say, they'll clean up the air, boost fuel economy, and save us money at the pump. According to a report in Automotive News, GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the U.S. Council for Automotive Research on a plan to change from three octane choices to just one: 91 octane. Dan Nicholson, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, sung the praises of the plan in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s environment subcommittee last week. The...

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    Gasoline, Created From Air, Heading To Motorsports - Eventually

    The idea of using air to create gasoline sounds like the stuff of science fiction, on par with the efforts expended by ancient alchemists to turn lead into gold. If such a process were successfully developed, it stands to reason that it could make its inventor very, very wealthy. As New Scientist...

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    Ammonia: The Latest "Fuel Technology Of The Future"?

    Ammonia: Useful in fertilizers, cleaning products and fairly unpleasant in direct human contact. Used as a fuel for vehicles? Certainly not impossible, according to an article in New Scientist. John Fleming and Tim Maxwell at Texas Tech University are developing a system to produce ammonia that can...

  • Thorium could be used as car fuel
    Thorium Powered Cars: A Million Miles Without Refuelling

    It reads more like a 1950s space race vision of the future than a pragmatic 21st Century theory, but we could now be a step closer to driving a nuclear-powered car. In light of the recent events in Japan following the tsunami that caused meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and previous events...

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    2012 Chevrolet Cruze: High Tech Electrics Deliver Fuel Gains

    GM has recently confirmed that from 2013 the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan will be sold with a turbodiesel engine option, allowing an auto-equipped diesel Cruze to hit low to mid 40s miles per gallon on average. Even the regular gasoline version is fairly efficient by the standards of many cars...

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    Mercedes Can't Sell Clean Cars Thanks To Dirty U.S. Fuel

    The engines of today may operate along familiar principals to the internal combustion engines of yesteryear but their efficiency and cleanliness is almost beyond comparison thanks to advances in technology. Like all automakers Mercedes-Benz has put millions into developing engines to meet ever...

  • SAIC YeZ Concept

    There is a major difference between cars and plants, and it's the driving factor behind the "green" trends in the automotive industry today. By nature, plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atomsphere, and release oxygen. This is good. This is how the ecosystem is supposed to work. Plants like this. Human bodies like this. In contrast, petroleum burning vehicles consume oxygen during combustion and emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Now if you're thinking, "wait, that's great--everything will balance out right?", you're partially correct (Rremember, humans consume oxygen and emit...

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    Lexus wants to build RX 450h hybrid in Canada?

    The RX line of SUVs has been Lexus' best-selling luxury utility vehicle since its launch in 1998, and the new generation takes the vehicle into a larger, more powerful realm, while at the same time adding new efficiency-enhancing measures in the hybrid model. Currently, the RX SUV range is...

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    Diesel sales surge in U.S.

    It wasn't so long ago that the superior fuel efficiency of diesel-powered vehicles could be rationalized away due to the higher per-gallon price of the fuel compared to gasoline. Now, however, a dip in the price of diesel has pushed it below gas, and lit sales on fire in the process. The price...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy scores 31mpg highway in EPA tests

    Subaru has been curiously unaffected - or nearly so - by the tremors shaking the foundations of so many other carmakers' sales figures. And despite the 2010 Legacy's not-so-adorable face, it's developing its own following already. Today, that following will have a fairly tough pill to swallow with...

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    Lexus RX crossover awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Anyone in the market for the new 2010 Lexus RX can rest assure they are buying one of the safest crossovers available as the vehicle has just earned the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Along with the 2009 Toyota Venza, the new RX receives the...

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    Codemasters' FUEL will feature over 5,500 square miles of virtual terrain

    Driving simulators such as Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) and Need for Speed: SHIFT (NFS) are set to be released soon, and while much of the focus will remain on these two realism-focused games, a dark horse in the form of Codemasters' new FUEL title may upset the two heavyweights. This is because of some...

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