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Better automatic transmissions. Small turbocharged engines. Fewer cylinders. Light-weighting. A smattering of diesels, electrics, hybrids and plug-in hybrids. Totally new vehicle types in company product lines. Car makers are doing everything they can think of to increase their Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards as mandated by Washington.

Don’t expect car companies to make giant strides in fuel economy, but each year with new model introductions, along with updates of existing vehicles, fuel economy will steadily improve – bit-by-bit.

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