Start-Stop Tech is Saving Fuel, Growing in Popularity

A couple of summers ago, I had the chance to drive a BMW X3 Efficient Dynamics with start-stop technology.  FYI, start-stop will turn your engine off when the car comes to a complete stop for a period of time.  Once you release the brake, the car quickly restarts and you're...

Volkswagen Golf TSI BlueMotion, image courtesy of VW Global Media

10 Things You Need to Know about the New VW Golf TSI BlueMotion

The sharp minds at Volkswagen have come up with a gasoline engine that squeezes out the mpg's like a diesel--but with more power and performance than you'd expect out of a small engine. Namely, a 1-liter gasoline engine. Now before you click away, sulking remember this.  The Golf TSI BlueMotion generates 147...

Barry Thomson and the Art of Hypermiling

[caption id="attachment_36393" align="alignright" width="275"] The Ultimate Guide to Hyper Miling, courtesy of Showplates Direct[/caption] The next time you're in traffic, cursing because you're stuck behind someone who you can't seem to get around, relax. They might be a hyper miler. "Whaaaa...

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