30 Aug '11, 7pm

Why Chevy is Dumping the Spare Tire & Other Tricks to Save Fuel

Why Chevy is Dumping the Spare Tire & Other Tricks to Save Fuel

Automaker efforts to boost fuel economy — and in turn reduce greenhouse gas emissions — haven't come about through a few magic bullets; instead they've happened through the combined impact of numerous changes, small and large. While some actions provide only fractional improvements, they all can all add up to big savings. General Motors' 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is an example of how automakers are using this approach to meet revised U.S. fuel economy standards, which call for an average of 35.5 miles per gallons among new cars released by 2016 and 54.5 mpg by 2025. For the Malibu, GM has made engineering tweaks to trunk lines and tail lights, switched some parts to lighter materials and added a feature that turns the engine off when idling, reports the Wall Street Journal. Among the changes? Eliminating the spare tire. Instead, the sedan will come with a lightweight portable ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/08/30/why-chevy-dumping...

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