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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Make your car more efficient:-

It's possible to make big improvements by making minor tweaks to your vehicle.

It's estimated that someone who averages 35 miles per gallon could get 40 mpg by driving better, a near 17% saving.

Thanks to the RAC for help with the efficiency improvement data.
Keep your tyres correctly inflated. Efficiency Improvement: Up to 4%
Lower tyre pressure increases the drag on a car meaning you need more fuel, so regularly check the pressures are correct and your car needs less oomph to keep it moving. Declutter your car. Efficiency Improvement: Up to 2.5%
The lighter your car is, the less effort it needs to make to accelerate.

Therefore, by decluttering, clearing out junk from the boot, and not carrying unnecessary weight, you can make extra savings.
Take your roof rack off that's efficiency Improvement: Up to 2.5%
A roof rack, even unused, adds massive wind resistance to a car, increasing drag and making the engine work harder. So if you don't need it, take it and anything else that's inefficient off. Even closing the windows'll make the car run slightly more efficiently.
Turn off the air con. Efficiency Improvement: Up to 9%
Air conditioning also uses an incredible amount of fuel, so make sure it's turned off unless you really need it. However, if it's really hot, it can become a more effective proposition, as driving with the windows closed is more economical than having them all open, due to the extra drag it causes.

Also, don’t keep the engine running; drive off as soon as you start up and switch off the engine as soon as you reach your destination.
Don't fill it up. Efficiency Improvement: Up 1.5%
Fuel is heavy, so by filling the car up you're adding quite a weight. The less fuel your car has in it, the more efficiently it drives. Thus filling up slightly more often and putting less in (to 1/2 or 3/4 full) will make the car run more efficiently.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

U.S.A. will curb ranks of GM execs eligible for top pay

PHOENIX (Reuters) -- The U.S. pay czar will reduce the number of top General Motors Co executives who will receive base salaries of more than $500,000 this year.The czar, Kenneth Feinberg, said he plans to release the 2010 compensation decisions next week on the five large U.S. companies that are under pay restrictions as part of their government bailouts.The rules restrict the top 25 executives from receiving more than $500,000 in base cash salary unless a company can prove a good reason for the higher pay.GM is more than 60 percent owned by the U.S. Treasury after a government-funded bankruptcy and reorganization in 2009. The U.S. government also holds a small stake in Chrysler Group, which is under management control of Italy's Fiat S.p.A."In General Motors, there will be some people that the company has convinced me should be receiving compensation in excess of $500,000 in base cash salary, there will be some of them," Feinberg told reporters on the sidelines of a Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference.However, Feinberg also said that the number would be much lower than the 14 GM executives who received base salaries in excess of $500,000 in 2009."This year we have cut back," Feinberg said.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

BMW's 2010 S1000RR superbike - full details released

BMW's S1000RR 1000cc superbike might not be making big waves in World Superbike competition just yet, but today's release of photos, specifications and a hugely detailed press pack leaves us in no doubt that the new Beemer flagship will be an absolute monster on the road. A massive 193 horsepower is just the beginning - the S1000RR packs a combined ABS that's lighter and smarter than Honda's, variable intake tracts and exhaust butterflies that outdo the Yamaha and MV Agusta systems, a 4-mode variable engine mapping system that seems a lot better thought-out than Suzuki's, and a very clever traction control system that's integrated into the mind-boggling fly-by-wire engine management system in a way that seems much more logical than Ducati's. Brand new in every way, this purpose-built German superbike is set to hit showroom floors well before the end of the year.

This some informations about BMW .....thanks

Friday, March 5, 2010

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