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  • NASA Software Promotes Airline Fuel Efficiency

    Software developed at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is enabling major fuel savings for airlines and an increase in environmental efficiency.   The Ames Direct-To software is a product of NASA aeronautics research in air traffic management. The software has been adopted by The Boeing Company for commercial use. Boeing intends to offer airlines the opportunity to ...

  • New Report Shows Increase in Fuel Efficiency for 2007

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) Reversing a long-term trend of slightly declining fuel economy, EPA is reporting an increase in fuel efficiency for 2006 and 2007, an average of 20.2 miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and light duty trucks. For the first time, real-world fuel economy values are based on the new, more realistic EPA test methods that have taken effect for model year 2008 vehicles. ...

  • Consumers Need Accurate Fuel Efficiency Data

    Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia today agreed to pay a record $100 million in fines to settle charges by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they cheated consumers by overstating the fuel economy of some of their most popular cars sold in the United States. Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following comment: “Consumers are ...

  • EU weakens fuel efficiency standards for vans

    The automotive industry, backed by the governments of Germany, Italy and France has succeeded in severely weakening an EU law setting CO2 standards for new vans. The deal, agreed this evening at a behind-closed-doors meeting of representatives of the European Commission, Parliament and member states, will lead to higher fuel costs for millions of small businesses across Europe and runs counter to ...

  • Epcon`s RTOs are an effective & fuel efficient option

    Epcon's Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers are the antithesis to VOC proliferation, with efficiency rates comparable to any available anywhere. They're good. Epcon's Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers, called RTO's in the industry, are designed to be energy efficient to the extreme. They do it primarily due to their ability to achieve high levels of VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) destruction – ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Safeguard Issues Fuel Efficiency Top Tips

    The Chancellor has provided some beleaguered relief for motorists nationwide, with his first budget postponing the rise in fuel duty whilst also cutting the current cost by 1p. Safeguard UK, providers of caravan and motorhome insurance are adding to the Chancellor's money saving efforts and has provided top tips for ...


  • Vans to become more fuel efficient, but not till after 2020

    Transport & Environment (T&E) has expressed disappointment that an EU agreement has failed to adopt a more stringent 2020 target for van fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The deal does, however, recognise that the EU needs stricter fuel economy and CO2 emissions standards for vans in 2025, which, in the longer-term, will deliver significant emissions reductions and fuel savings. The deal ...

  • FedEx Closes in on Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency Goal Years Ahead of Schedule

    FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has made significant progress towards its goal to make its vehicle fleet 20 percent more fuel efficient by 2020, announcing today that the FedEx Express vehicle fleet is now 16.6 percent more fuel efficient through FY2011 than it was in 2005. Twenty percent of the FedEx Express diesel vehicle pickup and delivery ...


  • UPS sets new automotive goal to improve fuel efficiency by 20%

    UPS (NYSE:UPS) has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon (MPG) performance of its entire U.S. package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020. The goal was announced today as UPS released the latest annual update of its corporate Sustainability Report, available at http://ups.com/sustainability. The new goal builds on gains ...

  • Boeing launches the maiden flight of the fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner

    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the sky for the first time in mid-December, successfully completing the maiden flight of the new fuel-efficient airplane. The new airliner uses 20% less fuel per passenger than other similarly sized airplanes, thanks to an innovative combination of fuel-efficient engines, aerodynamic design, and lightweight composite materials. By weight, half of the airplane is ...

  • CO2-based vehicle taxes: Encouraging the switch to fuel-efficient cars

    'Ireland introduced changes to its vehicle tax system in July 2008. Higher taxes are now placed on vehicles which emit higher levels of carbon. A recent study has investigated how these fiscal policies influence the demand for new cars and how effective these changes are in reducing CO2 emissions. The results suggest there will be an overall reduction in CO2 emissions of 3.6-3.8 per cent, but ...

  • Nissan Supports Plan to Significantly Increase Fuel Efficiency in U.S. by 2025

    Nissan Americas today announced its support for the U.S. government's proposal to set new nationwide greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks between MY2017 and MY2025. The Obama Administration has committed to continuing on the path of a harmonized ...


  • Consumers Want More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles, But Are Confused About The Options

    Despite uncertainty regarding prices at the pump, Americans are resisting a move to more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles largely because of confusion over the differences between these types of cars.  The findings from a recent survey* conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation and funded by ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • US government accelerates its purchase of fuel-efficient vehicles

    President Barack Obama announced on April 9 that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will buy about 17,600 new, fuel-efficient vehicles from U.S. auto companies by June 1. The purchase will draw on funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will be on an accelerated schedule to help support U.S. automakers. The GSA will spend $285 million to purchase the vehicles from ...

  • Global Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Technologies

    Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine market report contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for efficient ICE technologies (engine deactivation, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing and lift, turbochargers and superchargers, direct fuel injection, homogeneous charge compression ignition, reduced displacement engines, hybrids and partial hybrids, split cycle engines, and ...


  • Government-Funded Project Aims to Improve US Fuel Efficiency Standards

    Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside), along with partners from several public and private organizations, have received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to research ways to ...


    By Esri

  • Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards

    The Obama Administration today finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. When combined with previous standards set by this Administration, this move will nearly double the fuel efficiency of those vehicles compared to new vehicles currently on our roads. In total, the Administration’s ...

  • Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Technologies Worldwide

    Fuel Efficient Internal Combustion Engine market report contains comprehensive data on the worldwide market for efficient ICE technologies (engine deactivation, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing and lift, turbochargers and superchargers, direct fuel injection, homogeneous charge compression ignition, reduced displacement engines, hybrids and partial hybrids, split cycle engines, and ...


  • FedEx adds more than 4,000 new, fuel efficient vehicles

    FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, continues its holistic fleet approach to fuel efficiency with significant expansion of its lower polluting, energy efficient vehicles. Within the next two months, FedEx Express will place 24 new all-electric vehicles into service, expanding to three new cities and more than doubling its ...

  • Peugeot Citroën lands top award for fuel-efficient cars

    Have you ever wondered which car brand makes the most fuel-efficient cars? The award in 2014 goes to Peugeot Citroën with cars averaging 4.5 litres per 100km (110g CO2/km) – making it the lowest carbon carmaker. This is a key finding of the 10th edition, of ‘How clean are Europe’s ...

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