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[fyoo-uh l-i-fish-uh nt] /ˈfyu əl ɪˌfɪʃ ənt/
producing power, heat, etc., at a rate considered optimal with regard to the amount of fuel consumed.
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fuel-efficiency, noun Unabridged
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  • We never developed truly fuel-efficient vehicles, so our foreign energy imports drastically harm the economy when oil prices soar.
  • Consumers still have limited options to find fuel-efficient cars that are affordable, well-built, and fun to drive.
  • Rates will be higher during rush hour and for people who drive gas-guzzlers instead of fuel-efficient models.
  • Over the long term, they would demand fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • People are buying more fuel-efficient cars, he suggests, and are using their cars less because of high fuel prices.
  • And as petrol prices rose, people were more likely to scrap old cars, to buy more fuel-efficient models and to drive less.
  • The first is that because oil accounts for a third of operating costs, airlines are desperate for more fuel-efficient planes.
  • High prices have also been eased by the slew of fuel-efficient cars that have come onto the market.
  • The government may mandate manufacturers to produce fuel-efficient vehicles, but it cannot mandate motorists to buy them.
  • While we've all been focused on new fuel-efficient cars, automakers are quietly making strides in trucks.

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