about 50% of a car's energy is used pushing it through the air. Why are we still driving square boxes?
here are results from a Honda Fit, 42mpg, an ice - internal combustion engine.
- aerodynamic - designed to slice through the wind rather than push ackwardly against it
- lightweight - Honda Fit weight: 2540lbs vs. Ford Expedition: 5515lbs
- engine tuning - add a good air filter to let the engine breathe
- cruise control - keep it at 65-70 mph on the highway, and never, ever brake