Road Map to Save on Gas

This University of Oxford study suggests that over the next ten to fifteen years the best way to achieve better fuel economy is to do it the old fashioned way: make vehicles smaller and lighter. High technology items such as hydrogen power or electric vehicles are not going to be commercially available at mass market levels before that says the study. Given that we cannot wait a couple of decades during which we continue to guzzle gas, another way must be found.

Fortunately the low technology techniques of size and weight reduction are simple to implement and very effective. In fact, the possible increases in fuel economy from downsizing are much greater than what advanced technology offers. Many times going back to the basics is the best solution and it works to save on gas as well.

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