Researchers from the University of Bath's Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre have been awarded £590,000 ($942,820 U.S. at the current exchange rate) from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to develop a gasoline engine that yields a higher specific torque rating than any production gasser available today. This torque-laden powerplant is expected to offer significantly improved fuel economy, a high degree of refinement and the durability that we'd expect from any production mill.
While delivering his inaugural address at the Petrotech 2010 conference in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh outlined a potential problem that lingers over many emerging nations. Singh predicted India's future demand for hydrocarbon fuels and stated that the nation's emerging automotive industry, combined with its growing economy, could lead to potential oil supply issues. Dr. Singh predicts that India's demand for hydrocarbon fuels will rise 40 percent over the next ten years,
The idea of driving around with a glass of water on your dashboard may seem a bit ludicrous, but if Toyota told you that a single glass of water could help reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent, would the craziness of placing that glass on your dash fade away. Toyota doesn't want you to literally place a glass of water on your dash – that could get wet – instead, the company is pushing the idea that driving in such a way that your theoretical glass of water remains full would reduce
With strict CAFE standards set at 34.1 miles per gallon by 2016, automakers have a long, tough road ahead of them. If you compare recent fuel economy increases over the past five years, the task that lies ahead is downright daunting.