Tag Archive for 'fuel efficiency'

Fuel efficiency most important for car buyers and car sharing and driverless cars continue to develop

February 5th, 2014 by KPMG

According to KPMG International’s 2014 Global Automotive Executive Survey, cost conscious consumers are driving car manufacturers to focus on smaller engines and also the use of technology to create cleaner, more efficient vehicles. The downsizing of engines, driven by consumer cutbacks, is one of several significant influences shaping the global automotive sector. Automakers are undergoing […]

Volkswagen’s XL1 313 mpg diesel-electric hybrid car at Buckingham Palace for Coronation Festival

July 12th, 2013 by Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s futuristic XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient production hybrid car, drove through the streets of London on 10 July 2013. The two-seat diesel-electric hybrid, which achieves a fuel consumption figure of 313 mpg while emitting just 21 grams per km of carbon dioxide, turned heads as it passed through the streets of the city, with […]

The Tesla Model S is the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year

November 15th, 2012 by Tesla Motors

The Tesla Model S has been named Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year, one of the automotive industry’s most coveted awards. To take top honors, Model S garnered a unanimous vote from the panel of Motor Trend judges and guest judges, considered among the savviest and toughest critics in the industry. This is the […]

IEA produces roadmap to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by 50 percent

September 20th, 2012 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shows how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as 80% of current annual global oil consumption. The transport sector currently accounts for a 20% of global final energy consumption, and increased demand […]

Sensible and practical actions will reduce greenhouse gas emissions says Nobel Laureate

January 10th, 2012 by Mark Golden

In December 2011, Stanford Nobel laureate Burton Richter received the 2011 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for ‘Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Richter, who was in his mid-70s when he began work on the book, remains active, diving into energy and environmental […]

Guernsey vehicle fuel efficiency table

September 4th, 2008 by Richard Lord

Sustainable Guernsey wishes to help Guernsey residents cut down their use of finite fossil fuels which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and contribute to a healthier atmosphere and a healthier ocean. To help accomplish this goal Sustainable Guernsey is developing a fuel efficiency table for vehicles driven on Guernsey roads. We need your help to […]