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Black or white? Fuel economy may be linked to car’s color

By Eileen De Guire / October 27, 2011

Honda Civic test vehicles. The higher solar reflectance of the solar vehicle makes it more fuel efficient than its black cousin. Credit: EETD; LBNL If you’ve had the experience of climbing into a car on a hot, sunny day, you might have wondered whether a light colored car would be less miserable than a dark…

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