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"Coolest" Cat On The Highway



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ANCHOR LEAD: Your car windows are down, favorite summer song is playing and you’re speeding down the highway… Brian Osuch finds out this isn’t the “coolest” or most efficient way to cool down when you’re behind the wheel. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. This time of year many motorists are rolling down the window to let the wind blow through their hair. But, GM’s Senior Manager for the Energy Centre, Roger Clark says this can be a real drag for your vehicle’s fuel economy. CUT: (Clark) One of the best things you can do to improve your car’s fuel economy is keep the windows up when you’re above forty-miles an hour on the highway. It has a big effect on the drag for the vehicle, the aerodynamics, and it causes the air to be turbulent around the car. So, if you’re below forty keep the windows down if you want to stay cooler. SCRIPT: Clark says there are other ways to consider to help improve your vehicle’s fuel economy. CUT: (Clark) Your speed is the biggest factor. Every ten miles an hour or higher in speed, you lose about four miles per gallon in fuel economy. Cruise control helps a lot. Acceleration is the next biggest factor. Acceleration causes your car to use a lot of fuel when you’re accelerating hard. SCRIPT: For more log onto GM-dot-com. That’ Zero to Sixty from General Motors. I’m Brian Osuch.
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