February 22, 2010 • 11:03 am
Eighty-five percent of the energy in a gallon of gas is squandered in even the most efficient gasoline-powered cars – all the more reason to recapture as much of that waste as possible.
Good’s editors came up with the idea for this one. It’s an interesting take on the problem of fuel efficiency – we all know smaller, lighter cars and the electrification of the drive train are the ultimate solution, but a certain amount of waste is inevitable. So: how can we recover it?
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