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Volvo construction

Fuel-Efficiency in the Construction Industry

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Many OEMs have created fuel efficient solutions for light duty vehicles. There has been some neglect considering the issues arising from the amount of fuel consumed in the construction industry. We wanted to highlight some of fuel efficiency initiatives taking place in the construction industry. Volvo’s fuel efficiency tactics have shown...

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Turbo GDI

Engine technology and fuel efficiency

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The ICE has only changed so much. Four-cylinder engines have gone from making 20 horsepower to more than 250—all while being more efficient and cleaner. New engine designs and advanced technologies make this possible. Check out these engine technologies that not only increase power but also increase efficiency: Variable Valve Timing and...

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Charging Station

Market Growth: Charging Stations

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Range anxiety is becoming less of an issue when it comes to deciding whether to buy an electric car. Even though the electric vehicle market took a while to start running, the charging station market is taking on rapid growth. Today there are about 64,000 DC electric vehicle charging stations...

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Chevy Volt

How much does an EV actually cost?

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-- An updated version of this article can now be found here. -- A lot of people assume going electric is expensive, but it’s really not so bad. There are many costs to consider when purchasing an electric vehicle (or any vehicle for instance). Costs can include the vehicle itself, a...

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EcoBoost

EcoBoost – Who said you can’t be fuel efficient and have a lot of power?

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There are three key core technologies that EcoBoost has to offer: Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) Direct Injection Turbocharger Similar to SkyActiv technology, EcoBoost also increases compression ratio by using direct injection. EcoBoost technology allows engines to deliver power and torque consistent with large engine displacement. These engines are 20% more fuel efficient...

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SkyActiv

SkyActiv Technology – Market Hit

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MyCarma reports have been producing interesting results (in a good way) with Mazda’s SkyActiv technology. We decided to investigate further and look into how SkyActiv actually works. The technology has managed to develop a high compression ratio of 13:1 (in North America) with low octane. Avoid buying premium and save...

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