Pickups Drive Toward Fuel Economy
The race to improve fuel economy, especially among 1/2-ton pickup trucks, has become intense. Manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to increase fuel economy without sacrificing performance. This has led to recent innovations in the form of new engine platforms with integrated fuel-saving technology; more aerodynamic chassis with both passive and active aerodynamic devices; more sophisticated multi-speed transmissions; and weight savings through careful material choices. Electric power...