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The History of Premium Fuel

The History of Premium Fuel As automotive technology developed over the last century, so did fuel. Here's a look at milestones in gasoline evolution. Early cars featured motors that could run on several kinds of fuel, even camp fuel and kerosene, as standards for gasoline production were scarce. Octane content in fuels increased with better engine performance. The refining process continued through Word War II, where high-performance gas was needed for every- thing from tanks to warplanes. As the performance car craze swept the U.S., "premium" gas was in wide distribution at America's gas stations. These high-octane fuels were essential for the powerful engines of the muscle car era. Automotive engine systems modernized with fuel injection, computerization and emis- sions controls. Fuels became even more refined and cleaner. Leaded pump gas had all but disappeared, as it was detrimental to these technological advancements. With automobile engines more efficiently delivering power than ever, fuels are equally advanced. Ultra-modern fuels like Shell V-Power NITRO+ can remove over 60% of performance robbing engine valve buildup left behind by other fuels. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Los Angeles Times Brand Publishing te .com/books/about/Fuelsand Lubri Handbook.htmid-J AkNu YiwoC 1980s 1960s 1930s S000 S0061

The History of Premium Fuel

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This infographic was part of the LA Times' The Road Ahead campaign for Shell, taking a look back at automotive milestones that were tied to innovations in fuel technology.


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