Great advances in fuel efficiency made just to keep the needle from dropping at double speed

A recent MIT study explores the strange fact that scientists over the last twenty years have been making advances in leaps and bounds when it comes to fuel efficiency.

The reason that’s strange is that at the same time, we, the consumers haven’t noticed that increase.

According to the study, called ‘Cars of Steroids’, the reason for this is that the average car has been growing rapidly in size and weight over the years, meaning that any advance in fuel efficiency has been almost equally matched by the size of the car that the fuel is meant to push forward.


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