As part of the competition, students design, build and test a small, one-person vehicle with a focus on gasoline mileage
or electrical energy efficiency.
Nissan said the better gasoline mileage
came mainly from the 2015 Murano's lighter weight, better aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tires and a shutter that automatically closes the grille opening when appropriate to reduce air resistance.
According to Continental, the foam layer has no effect on vehicle handling, gasoline mileage
, or load capacity.
The New Energy and Industry Technology Development Organization said Monday it has developed a system to enable trucks to automatically drive in a procession with a constant safe distance between them, resulting in improved gasoline mileage
and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp overstated the gasoline mileage
for more than 1 million 2011-2013 model year cars in the United States and Canada, and will offer debit cards to customers to make up the difference.
is sufficiently enhanced to make the hybrid commercially viable, and gasoline-saving vehicles will become even more commercially viable when consumers are taxed for the carbon dioxide they emit from their vehicles.
All vehicles are improving their gasoline mileage
," Taylor said.
Often technical improvements to engines, which could have been used to boost gasoline mileage
, went instead to increase horsepower and speed.
Even a modest bump in gasoline mileage
standards on vehicles would conserve more oil each year than drilling in the refuge could ever yield.
Between 1970 and 1990, the average gasoline mileage
for passenger cars and light trucks and vans increased by 50 percent.
The proposals also call for obliging new buildings to use non-fossil fuel energies like solar power and to strengthen and expand the gasoline mileage
Prius gets double the gasoline mileage
while emitting half the carbon dioxide of conventional cars, according to the automaker.