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VIDEO: EchoDrive bolt-on kit turns pickup trucks into hybrids, cuts fuel use by 40%

VIDEO: EchoDrive bolt-on kit turns pickup trucks into...

Posted by Bruce Smith on Mar 19, 2014

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to note that EchoDrive cannot be installed by anyone not approved by Echo ...

Obama orders tighter fuel economy standards for work trucks, praises Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck

Obama orders tighter fuel economy standards for work...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are set to receive a second round of standards that will tighten limits on fuel economy ...

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the most fuel-effcient half-ton pickup ever with 28 mpg highway rating from EPA

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the most fuel-effcient...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 05, 2014

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is officially the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck to date, nabbing a rating of 28 ...

Could’ve Had a V-6: Today’s 6-cylinder pickup engines offer great fuel economy as they close the gap on V-8 performance

Could’ve Had a V-6: Today’s 6-cylinder...

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 20, 2013

Ten years ago about the only people buying full-size pickups with V-6s were big fleets that had drivers constantly on ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add weight. It might seem like common sense, but if saving fuel is a top priority, go light. Even though ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 3 & 4

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 3 & 4

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add a lift kit. Not only does the taller, heavier tires affect mileage, the body now sits higher, which creates ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 5 & 6

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 5 & 6

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add taller/wider tires. Bigger tires add weight and increase aero drag. Do ...drive with a light right foot. Hard acceleration kills fuel ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 7 & 8

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 7 & 8

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...add a winch or heavy duty bumper. Both add more weight and increase aero drag. Do ...add a cold-air intake and cat- ...

10 tips for improving your pickup truck’s fuel economy

10 tips for improving your pickup truck’s fuel...

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Thanks to high prices at the pump, better gas mileage has become a top priority for all pickup truck owners. ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 9 & 10

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 9 & 10

Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

Don't ...drive over 65mph. MPG falls exponentially as vehicle speed increases above 65mph. Do ...run synthetic lubricants in engine and differentials. Synthetics reduce ...

GM planning to reduce weight of Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra with lightweight parts

GM planning to reduce weight of Chevrolet Silverado,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2013

General Motors is working to keep even the playing field with competitor Ford, as well as get out in front ...

First look: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel expected to offer class-leading fuel economy (PHOTOS)

First look: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel expected to offer...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2013

We've known that the 2014 Ram 1500 would become the only half-ton pickup on the market with a diesel ...

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