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Ford developing electric supercharger to help boost its award winning 1.0L EcoBoost engine

The boffins are the Ford “skunkworks” are developing an  electric supercharged version of it’s award-winning new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol Ecoboost engine. The development has been driven to further increase the efficiency of its engine platforms and meet the stringent EU emission requirements  for 2020. The engine, which is a joint

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New UK car emissions drop 4.2 per cent in 2011

According to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), average carbon emissions for new cars sold in 2011 fell by 4.2 per cent compared to the previous year. The figures show that average CO2 emmissions have dropped below

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The Mercedes Aero trailer saves fuel… looks epic

Fuel prices hurt everyone. Fact. But for those businesses that depend on fuel to run their fleets, any increases can have a massive effect on the viability of the organisation, putting jobs and lively hoods at risk. Mercedes have stepped in to show

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Kingdown School’s 1,980 MPG car wins Mallory Park Mileage Marathon

The aerodynamic concept car built by students at Kingdown School won by the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon with an equivalent of 1,980 miles on a single gallon of fuel. More than 20 schools from the UK competed in this years

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11 year old Student pilots 1,325 MPG Hypermiling concept car

The Cambridge Design Partnership has contributed to a specialist vehicle capable of travelling 1,325 miles on a single gallon of diesel while being piloted by an 11 year old UK Student. The concept car was put through its paces by

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Ford continues it’s green streak with 1.0L “EcoBoost” engine

Ford is continuing its blue green streak by confirming the development of a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. According to the press release the boffins at Dunton Ford technical centre UK have been working on a number of improvements that improve

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Insuring your hybird car

Over the past ten years or so hybrid cars have become increasingly popular. You may be aware that the first mass produced hybrid vehicle was the Toyota Prius which was initially launched in Japan in 1997. Three years later, in

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