Fuel Efficiency

Five Energy Innovations from the Detroit Auto Show

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Energy innovations on display this week at the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit are not the kind that scream "green." 
 
At the industry's biggest event for unveiling new models and concepts, energy is more of a background player this year. (See related, "Pictures: Cars That Fired Our Love-Hate Relationship With Fuel.")
 

Americans May be Witnessing a Historic Change in Their Driving Habits

Posted by Bill Chameides of Duke University
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Americans love their cars and love to drive their cars. With each American traveling on average less than 10,000 miles a year and the country as a whole nearly three trillion total vehicle miles traveled per year (VMT), we are hands down the champs at racking up the miles. But of late, something remarkable and, for many, unexpected has been happening. It’s not so much that our automobile love affair has ended, rather that maybe, just maybe, it’s not quite as hot and heavy as it has been.

Boeing Delivers First 747-8 with Performance-Improved Engines

With the improvement, 747-8 customers will use roughly 30 less semi-sized trucks of fuel per airplane per year,
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EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane's Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines.

Boeing 777X to Deliver Unprecedented Efficiency and Economics

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA], one day after announcing the record-breaking launch of the 777X, today at the Dubai Airshow outlined the performance characteristics and a variety of features that will make the newest member of the Boeing twin-aisle family the largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine commercial jetliner in aviation history.

Toyota Transport Wins Smartway Award

U.S. EPA Program Recognizes Top One Percent of Partners
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TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. transportation team, Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), moves approximately 2.2 million new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year.   This week the U.S. EPA recognized TLS for making these moves as efficient as possible.  

TLS received an Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) flagship program, SmartWay Transport. The SmartWay Excellence Awards program recognizes the top one percent of SmartWay partners with superior environmental performance.

Boeing Video: Better Wings for a Better Planet

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Better Wings for a Better Planet is a part of Boeing's Innovation Video Series.

About the video:
Improving fuel efficiency, even by one percent, on the world's most popular plane makes a huge difference. After achieving success with the first 737 winglet, the team was challenged with finding ways to make the 737 MAX even more efficient. View the video to learn more:

 

Boeing: From Toy to Jetliner

Early inspiration leads to a career on the Boeing 737 MAX
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This story originally appeared in Boeing's 2013 Environment Report.

The Real Thing

From Fuel Economy to Forward-Thinking, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Delivers In Every Aspect

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When it comes to fuel economy, you usually don’t find sports car buyers worrying about how many miles they can get on a tank of gas. They just want something that rides fast and looks good on the open road, like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

Shipping Industry Needs To Be Greener To Address Financial "Gaping Hole”

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Green transport news - by Saran Mishra
 
The financial crisis and the retreat of the banks means the shipping industry must look to a new set of investors that are demanding greater transparency and environmental performance before they will invest, according to the global head of transport at Dutch bank ABN-Amro.

FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet

FedEx Makes Significant Progress Towards New Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Goal
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, continues rapid progression towards its recently-increased vehicle fuel efficiency goal by adding 1,900 new fuel efficient vehicles to its fleet. 

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