Report: 2020 Mileage Targets Achievable

Ran across this story that cites a Boston Consulting report, which indicates that automakers should be able to meet 2020 mileage targets (fleet-wide average of 40-plus mpg) using existing technology for internal combustion engines. Expect to see more turbocharging, direct-injection, variable-valve technology etc. Also expect to see more accessories like power steering and perhaps even A/C compressors powered by electricity rather than parasitically driven by the serpentine belt.

Still, that’s good news for the lube industry, and indicates that the good-ole IC engine will still be around for decades to come.

(This post written while listening to “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant.)

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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