American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Operable using comparatively little fuel: fuel-efficient cars.
“When they thought about our dependence on imported oil, when they began to see the evidence of global warming, when they thought about all the wasted years when we could have been developing renewable energy and fuel-efficient cars, I think they looked back and asked, Now where is that leadership?”
“This program appears to be a success for car buyers, car dealers, car companies, and taxpayers," said Gibbs, adding the President believes it has the added value of helping the environment by getting less fuel-efficient cars off the roads.”
“Meanwhile, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan announced that lawmakers are closing in on a deal with the White House that would give the program, which allows consumers to trade in old cars for newer more fuel-efficient vehicles, an extra $2 billion to continue and expand it.”
“Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends and insights at TrueCar.com, puts it succinctly: "Women car buyers are more cost-conscious and purchase fuel-efficient vehicles.”
“The money would be used to re-tool its plants to build more fuel-efficient vehicles.”
“This allows a much greater amount of energy to be added to the gas than could ever be accomplished using conventional combustion, resulting in a very fuel-efficient system.”
“Through the RHETT program, BMDO and NASA will provide commercial and government satellites with a highly fuel-efficient, long-life propulsion system that can be easily integrated with future small satellites.”
“By the way, having DOE contacts could be useful for the next Administrator, given the Presidential Administration's priorities, the NASA Aeronautics push into fuel-efficient aircraft in the Stimulus package, the NASA RTG supply issue, possible SPS demos, potential for NASA work in energy efficient spacecraft components, etc.”
“Government purchasing incentives for fuel-efficient cars expired in September, weighing on car sales in the fourth quarter.”
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