Newly-crowned Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda stepped into the top spot of a division best known for a well-marketed 345 HP V8, and what's the first thing he starts talking about? That's right - reducing power to improve fuel economy. "We're going to do that as much as we need", he said. Here's my issue, and it's definitely not with saving gas. Reducing a vehicle's power by 30% might lead to an increase in fuel economy of 10%, according to the article. As an alternative, though, reducing a vehicle's weight by 12% accomplishes the same thing. I know which approach I'd rather see the automakers take; unfortunately, I'm probably in the minority.

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