In the wake of the Obama administration rolling out new standards for fuel efficiency by 2025, the nation's mind is on what is available now, and what will be available later. Total Car Score reviewed and listed its top ten gas saving technologies that will be available in 2013.
"Fuel efficient technology, and the impact it has on EPA ratings for current and future models, is a critical component in the design of today's cars. Gas prices and miles-per-gallon claims are now top consideration points for new car shoppers when buying a car, playing a much bigger role than they did 10 years ago." remarked Karl Brauer, editor in chief of Total Car Score.
The list is intended to help new car shoppers navigate the options and better understand the technology available. Some of these technologies have been around for years while others are rolling out to market for the first time. The list includes the stop-start engine, variable valve control, continuously variable transmissions, active aerodynamics, as well as hybrid battery packs and alternative fuel models. In addition to these technologies, simple measures such as regular car tune ups and having good tire tread can help consumers save at the pump.