26 Jun '11, 9pm

Why Fuel Efficient Combustion Engines Are Doomed

Why Fuel Efficient Combustion Engines Are Doomed

Innovations in conventional combustion engine technology can offer dramatic improvements in fuel economy. There is a large and growing demand for these highly efficient combustion engine technologies. These technologies include downsized engines that use turbochargers to add horsepower and 6 or 7 speed automatic transmissions. Novel innovations are also coming to market to help improve the performance of this new generation of cars. One example of a simple novel technology is what is known as active grille shutters. The shutters open to allow engine cooling, but close when not needed to improve aerodynamic air flow. Such shutters are expected to appear on the 2013 Malibu Eco. American automakers should have been producing these types of vehicles decades ago. The truth is, even as the Japanese began to eat into America's automotive market in the 70s, Detroit's Big Three did...

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