I'm beginning to think there are two quick-fixes Americans will never give up on: Weight loss and improved fuel economy. We seem to think that the Holy Grail of both is just around the corner. The key thing I learned while researching this piece is that when it comes to improved fuel economy in the gasoline engine, we're only going to see incremental improvements. It's an engine that's been around for over 100 years. It's unlikely someone working in their garage has found a way to make it markedly more efficient. Depressing, yes. Then again, maybe that easy weight-loss device is still attainable.
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