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GM's Reduced Scale Wind Tunnel Optimizes Vehicle Designs

General Motors has begun using a new, 35,000-square-foot reduced scale wind tunnel to test clay models up to 40% of the scale of a vehicle to accelerate and verify fuel-saving designs earlier in development of new cars and trucks.

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.

KBB Picks 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Vehicles

Three BMW vehicles made Kelley Blue Book's list of the 10 most fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2015 based on city, highway and combined fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.

Top 10 Trends in Chassis-Mounted Auxiliary Equipment

Key trends in auxiliary equipment specifications focus on driver productivity and idle reduction using telematics, safety enhancements with crash avoidance sensors, and maximizing space using multi-function equipment.

Volvo Testing Three-Cylinder Gasoline Engine

Volvo Cars is testing a new three-cylinder gasoline engine it says can produce up to 180 hp as the automaker seeks to revamp its powertrain offerings with a focus on "efficient power."