Chrysler and GM are introducing engine technology that will conserve more gasoline than hybrids over the next few years. Have you heard of it? Probably not. That’s because the media have chosen to all but ignore it, even though it’s far more practical than expensive hybrid technology, which adds $3,000 to $4,000 to a vehicle’s cost and whose real-world fuel savings are overrated. Meanwhile, this alternative technology costs less than a tenth of that and promises to improve fuel ...

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