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  • Colorado, Oklahoma reps in town to discuss compressed natural gas vehicles

    Colorado, Oklahoma reps in town to discuss compressed natural gas vehicles

    by Karl Henkel Detroit News July 16, 2012 Representatives from Colorado and Oklahoma will meet with U.S. auto manufacturers in Detroit on Monday to pitch a multi-state compressed natural gas vehicle initiative. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez will be in the Motor City in the latest effort to push for CNG vehicles, which could provide consumers with a more environmentally friendly fuel source at [...]

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  • New-Car Buyers Want Higher Gas Mileage (It Pays For Itself Too)

    New-Car Buyers Want Higher Gas Mileage (It Pays For Itself Too)

    by John Voelcker Green Car Reports July 16, 2012 How much do you spend on gasoline each year? If you happen to live in the average U.S. household, the total is more than $2,850 every year–roughly $240 a month, or $60 each week. Read more…

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  • Fuel Efficiency Standards Bringing Drivers Relief at the Pump, Today

    Fuel Efficiency Standards Bringing Drivers Relief at the Pump, Today

    By ROLAND HWANG NRDC Switchboard April 19, 2012 As gas prices are once again soaring, the oil industry and its allies are renewing their calls for more drilling, more pipelines and continued taxpayers subsidies. The reality is that greatly increased domestic drilling has failed to lower gasoline prices and has had no impact on stoppingthe latest spike in global oil prices. But our new study,“Relieving Pain at the Pump”,shows what does work: higher fuel-efficiency standards. Thanks to the first phase [...]

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  • Jobs Research

    Jobs Research

    February 2013 Update: Since the auto industry employment low point in June 2009, the U.S. auto sector has added263,700 jobs as of January 2013. Employment in auto manufacturing (motor vehicle assembly plus motor vehicle parts manufacturing) has increased by164,600, for a26.4%gain since the trough. Auto dealer jobs have also grown by99,100jobs. Michigan, Ohio and Indiana represent the largest concentration of auto manufacturing jobs, accounting for 36.2% of auto manufacturing jobs nationwideaccording to December 2012 figures, the latest month for which [...]

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  • Why It Matters

    Why It Matters

    What happens when U.S. fuel economy standards are raised to 54.5 mpg by 2025? We’ll see over half a million new jobs created, using existing technology to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Consumers will save big (over $4,400 per vehicle); imports of foreign oil will be reduced by 50 billion gallons; and carbon emissions will be sharply reduced. No wonder higher fuel economy standards enjoy broad support. Public polls show that 80% or more of respondents are in [...]

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  • Megatrends: Ideas welcome to boost efficiency – NACFE

    Megatrends: Ideas welcome to boost efficiency – NACFE

    By RUTH DAWSON Automotive World June 15, 2012 Speaking atAutomotive World’s commercial vehicle conference, experts from the commercial vehicle industry offered new perspectives on how different technologies can be managed to give fleets the best fuel efficiency.Starting day three ofAutomotive World’sCommercial Vehicle Megatrends USA 2012conference, this first session gave delegates an exclusive insight into how new technologies can drastically increase fleet fuel efficiency. Read more…

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