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Chevy Tahoe increases MPGs by dropping the drag

It's not all that often that SUvs pop up on this site and even less often that one weighing in at nearly three tons graces our pages. Truth is, we rarely have reason to write about these gargantuans. Why? The answer is simple, they aren't usually what we would call green (yes, yes, we know the whole gallons per mile thing). Every once in awhile we feel bad for overlooking some of t

Enterprising DIYer adds boat tail to Pontiac Firefly to boost mileage

The Aerocivic apparently has a distant relative from Canada. Darin Cosgrove, founder of Ecomodder.com, has added a boat tail to the back of his 1998 Pontiac Firefly (which is what the Geo Metro was called up north). According to Jeremy Korzeniewski

Mercedes-Benz plans to drop drag below .20 Cd within 5 years

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe - Click above for a hi-res gallery

Mercedes-Benz reportedly shooting for .20 Cd production car in next five years

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe - Click above for a hi-res gallery

What is cD and why does it matter?

Aerodynamics. When discussing overall efficiency, sometimes it's easy to overlook just how important the shape of an automobile is in determining how fuel efficient it is. Aerodynamics is the reason that the new Honda Insight looks so similar to the Toyota Prius and it's also the reason that the production version of the Chevy Volt <

One MPG is not enough: Automakers desperate to make a gallon go further

If anyone were to come along and do an updated version of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing," the could change the background vocal from "I want my MTV" to "I want my MPG" or "I want my low Cd." Coefficient of drag, that is. Carmakers are taking every step they can, starting with aerodynamics, to give cars better gas mileage right now while they wait for more substantial technologies to come online in the near future.