If you live in the States, the thought of a diesel-powered Mini may come as a bit of a surprise, but they've been available for a few years in Europe in the form of the Mini One D. You'll find that most reviewers are pleased with the mileage of the 1.4-liter Toyota-built diesel, but none are particularly excited about the scant 74bhp.
The multi-million dollar budgets of the Formula One teams will have to focus more on fuel economy in time for the 2009 season. This change should make the race series significantly more relevant for everyday cars. Max Mosley, the president of the FIA, wants to re-focus the wasteful spending of the teams to concentrate on improving fuel economy. The FIA has decided to allow hybrids from the beginning of 2009, with only two major constraints. The first requirement is safety and the second is a wei