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Fuelishness! Feed: Oil prices cloud recovery; When the Clunker Is Greener; Chevy Volt to Get 230 MPG; A 5-Stroke Engine; Diesel as alternative fuel in US

August 12, 2009 · · Filed Under Diesel, Electric Vehicles (EV), FuelClinic, LinkedIn, Oil Industry, Twitter 
  • When the Clunker Is Greener – Policies that encourage purchases of energy-efficient products may also increase, rather than decrease, energy use by confusing efficiency with consumption.
     
  • Chevy Volt to Get 230 Miles per Gallon in the City, GM Says – If the figure is confirmed by the EPA, which does the tests for the mileage posted on new car door stickers, the Volt would be the first car to exceed triple-digit gas mileage, Posawatz said. 
     
  • Ilmor Engineering Creates a 5-Stroke Engine – The engine operates by using low- and high-pressure cylinders and a similar setup for the camshafts. The two high-pressure cylinders operate as a conventional 4-stroke engine does and alternately exhaust into the third, low-pressure cylinder, where the burnt gases perform more work.  
     
  • Diesel play catch up in alternative fuel race with help of German automakers – With a fuel efficiency boost that some claim can approach 40 percent over gas-powered counterparts, diesel is at least starting to make more and more sense from a cost perspective to the consumer.

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2 Responses to “Fuelishness! Feed: Oil prices cloud recovery; When the Clunker Is Greener; Chevy Volt to Get 230 MPG; A 5-Stroke Engine; Diesel as alternative fuel in US”

  1. Jennifer @ Improve Gas Mileage Guide on August 15th, 2009 10:17 PM

    The cash for clunkers program definitely has taken some good cars off the road. It’s really sad, but not surprising that a government run program can be taken advantage of in such a way and some vehicles will slip through the cracks. Big surprise, there, right? Yeah…

    As far as the Chevy Volt, 230 MPG city seems too good to be true to me. If it really does get such great gas mileage, how much is this sucker going to cost?

  2. Doc Miles on August 16th, 2009 10:24 AM

    Thanks Jennifer – I’m curious about the Volt too – what I hear is that it’ll cost around $40,000 and they are counting on some kind of government incentive (like cash for clunkers) to give buyers $7500 when they buy a Volt… but I’m even more interested in how they calculated the MPG…

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