Maximizing Your Vehicle's Efficiency

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The average car, Good writes, uses just 15 percent of the energy it produces from gasoline. Making cars more efficient, then, is an obvious way to reduce fuel consumption as we wait for electric vehicles to become ubiquitous.Good explains:

If you had to invent an efficient way to move a person from one place to another, you could hardly do worse than the modern automobile. After more than a century of refinement, even the most over-engineered slab of German perfection wastes 85 percent of the energy in the fuel we put into it.

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