How to cut the fuel consumption of cars

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Leipzig – By using existing cost-effective technologies it is possible to reduce average vehicle fuel consumption (Lge/100km) by 50% by 2050, according to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI).

A report by the group, distributed at the global summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF), found that such improvements in the reduction of fuel consumption would include engine performance, weight reduction, improved aerodynamics and reduced tyre friction.

The global number of light duty vehicles is set to increase from about 850 million passenger cars in 2013 to over 2 billion by 2050, according to the GFEI. Nearly 90% of this growth is expected in non-OECD countries (countries who have not signed the convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

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