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Total Car Score Publishes Top Ten Fuel Saving Technologies in 2013

Total Car Score, the web portal that provides automobile comparisons and automotive rankings, has published the names of the top ten fuel saving technologies in cars debuting in 2013.

The new classes of automobiles that are slated to be launched across dealer showrooms in 2013 exhibit the prevailing and emerging technology adopted by the automobile industry to comply with the latest EPA standards. According to the editorial team at Total Car Score, the principal objective of auto manufacturers over the last decade has been to enhance fuel efficiency without compromising on vehicle performance. With impending rise in fuel prices, consumers are looking for options to cut fuel expenditure without jeopardizing their travel options or mobility. Auto manufacturers are scrambling to enhance fuel efficiency not just to adhere to demanding government regulations but also to safeguard their foothold in the competitive and fuel-conscious market. According to Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Total Car Score, the critical aspect of automotive design is the inclusion of fuel efficient technology owing to its effect on EPA rating of cars and due to fuel prices and mileage claims being chief consideration factors for new car buyers.

The team at Total Car Score has listed out the top ten fuel saving technology to take into consideration when purchasing a car and has included 2013 models incorporating those features as examples. While few of the technologies listed are already in existence in hybrid cars, it is only in recent times that they have been incorporated in modern automobiles. The top ten technologies with some examples are start-stop engines seen in Porsche Cayenne and BMW 3 Series; Variable Valve Control seen in Volkswagen Golf, SRT Viper and Mazda CX-5; Continuously Variable Transmissions seen in Nissan Altima; Active Aerodynamics seen in Ford Escape and Cadillac ATS; Lightweight Material seen in Hyundai Santa Fe, Scion FR-S; 7+ Transmission Gears seen in Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Bentley Continental GT Speed; Direct Injection seen in Fiat 500 and Buick Encore; Cylinder Deactivation seen in Audi S8 and Lamborghini Aventador; Plug-In Hybrids seen in Honda Accord, Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion and Mild/Light Hybrids seen in Buick LaCrosse and Honda CR-Z.

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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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