Energy Efficient Technologies
Energy efficient technologies are available now! Many currently available vehicles boast new, performance-enhancing, fuel-saving technologies that can save you money.
|Cylinder deactivation saves fuel by "turning off" some cylinders when they are not needed.
||Up to 5%1
|Turbochargers increase engine power. This allows manufacturers to use smaller engines without sacrificing performance or to increase performance without lowering fuel economy.
||Up to 8%1,2
|Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) delivers higher performance with lower fuel use.
|Valve Timing & Lift Technologies improve engine efficiency by optimizing the flow of fuel and air into the engine for various engine speeds.
|Stop-Start systems stop the engine when the car comes to a stop and automatically restart it to resume driving. This reduces wasted fuel from idling.
|Mild hybrids use Stop-Start technologies and a small regenerative braking system that can recover and reuse small amounts of energy lost from braking.
|Hybrids use Stop-Start, regenerative braking, and larger electric motors and batteries to reduce fuel use, especially in stop-and-go driving.
|Reducing vehicle weight means less energy is needed to propel the vehicle. Weight reduction and powertrain downsizing can significantly improve fuel economy.
||1%–3% per 5% reduction in weight1
|Low rolling resistance tires reduce the parasitic energy loss from tires rolling under load.
||Up to 4%1