Cruze’s Innovative Electrical Technology Saves Fuel


WARREN, Mich. – Improving fuel economy in the Chevrolet Cruze consists of many small steps, including reducing the energy consumed by the alternator to help make the engine run more efficiently.

Special Gas Tank Caters to All-Electric Chevy Volt Drivers


WARREN, Mich. – Ben Short isn’t complaining about the rising price of gasoline. In fact, the Chevrolet Volt owner from Rochester, N.Y., doesn’t pay attention to the rising prices since he’s only used about a half a tank of gas in the last three weeks.

Cooling Fins Help Keep Chevrolet Volt Battery at Ideal Temperature


WARREN, Mich. – Engineers of the four-seat Chevrolet Volt electric car often refer to its 435-pound battery pack as the fifth passenger. Given the care taken to keep the pack at just the right temperature in all temperature conditions, there is a lot of truth to that.

Chevy Volt Electrically Equipped for Winter Driving


DETROIT - When the first Chevrolet Volts purchased by retail customers rolled off the delivery trucks in New Jersey recently, they were met with the season’s first major blast of winter weather.

OnStar to Show Smart Energy Management Solutions


SAN DIEGO – Smart energy management technologies from OnStar that will help electric vehicle customers and utilities plan better and save money will be demonstrated at DistribuTECH, the utility industry's leading smart grid conference and exposition.

Special Oil Pump Helps Chevrolet Cruze Conserve Fuel


PONTIAC, Mich. – The oil pump in the engine of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze takes a laid-back approach to its work, delivering the precise amount of oil needed during all driving conditions. That requires the engine to work less versus a conventional pump and ultimately saves fuel. 

Unique Air Shutter Helps Morph Chevrolet Cruze into 40 MPG Leader


DETROIT - Squeezing out every last drop of fuel efficiency is one of the key tasks for Greg Fadler, aerodynamics engineering group manager at Chevrolet. 

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Fuel Saving Chevrolet Cruze Engine

Variable Displacement Oil Pump

A GM lubrication engineer briefly explains the oil flow path in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Ecotec 1.4L Turbo Engine and operation of the variable displacement oil pump which helps save fuel.


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Exploded view of the air shutter system in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze which uses sensors to feel and sense wind and temperature conditions. The sensors work with electric motors that open and close shutters automatically, contributing nearly half a mile per gallon in combined city and highway driving.
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