If you want a fuel efficient car, all you need to do is head over to the nearest dealer and find the car of your choice. The new breed of gasoline engines will give your hybrid car a run for the money. Car makers are now investing a lot of time and resources on developing new gasoline engines that deliver the same driving thrill for less gas!
Oil Dependence: Are We Running Out of Fuel to Burn?
Tough question. Environmentalists will say that there isn't enough oil left to last for the next hundred years. Optimists, on the other hand, will tell you that the world is never short of resources when it comes to crude oil.
The important thing to remember is this: fuel dependency is a problem, but it is NOT the problem alone. As car makers continue to develop crisp and fuel efficient modes of transport, you can expect your average car to reach up to 40 miles to the gallon. Compare that to the range or fuel efficiency of electric cars and hybrid cars--never forgetting the fact that both electric and hybrid vehicles are comparably more expensive compared to conventional gasoline-powered cars.
New Gasoline Engines that are Worth a Second Look
Thinking about buying or leasing a new car? Here are a few of the newest and most high-tech gasoline engines from your favorite car makers:
Ford EcoBoost Engine
The Ford EcoBoost engine was first seen in the new Ford F-150. It uses direct-injection technology and twin-turbochargers to produce the power and torque output of a V8 with the fuel efficiency of a V8. The Ford EcoBoost engine is available for the F-150, the 2012 Ford Explorer, the Flex, Edge, and on the new Taurus.
Mazda SKYACTIV Technology
Mazda chose not only to further enhance and develop the gasoline engine, they chose to reconfigure the transmission and the chassis as well. It all starts with the SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter power plant that generates more power and low-end torque but delivers 15% better efficiency. This engine is mated to the exclusive SKYACTIV 6-speed transmission that was developed to effectively harness the power of the engine.
Do not be surprised to find '40 MPG' adverts on websites, newspapers, and periodicals. In this day and age of rising fuel costs, no car maker will have the guts to create a vehicle that is incapable of achieving an extended range of travel.
The good thing about this is that car prices are likely to remain stable, as there is no need to equip a car with a larger, heavier, and more expensive V6 or V8 engine.