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  • Fuel economy in new vehicles reaches record high

    Fuel economy in new vehicles reaches record high

    Alana Holland Michigan Radio Newsroom June 5, 2013 The average fuel economy for U.S. built vehicles reached a new high in May, at 24.8 miles per gallon. This is good news for drivers when gas station signs are showing prices near and above $4 a gallon. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) says consumers are not only being more fuel-efficient savvy, but car companies are listening. Read more…

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  • DOE loans drive innovation

    DOE loans drive innovation

    Peter Lehner’s USA TODAY opinion piece on how DOE loans are working.

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  • Are We at the Electric Car’s Tipping Point?

    Are We at the Electric Car’s Tipping Point?

    by Daniel Gross The Daily Beast June 1, 2013 Tesla’s making money, sales have doubled, and prices for plug-ins and hybrids are coming down in a big way. Is this the green market’s Model T moment? Read more…

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  • Industry analysts: ‘Sweet spot’ for car buyers is now

    Industry analysts: ‘Sweet spot’ for car buyers is now

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News May 30, 2013 The current generation of vehicles is more fuel-efficient than the last. Engines pack a more powerful punch in a smaller package. And car loans can be stretched as long as eight years. It’s a great time to buy a car, industry analysts say, especially when considering what you’ll get for the money in the not-so-distant future. The next generation of cars and trucks will weigh less, but cost more — and [...]

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  • Chrysler poised to win 9-speed transmission race

    Chrysler poised to win 9-speed transmission race

    by Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press May 29, 2013 The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is on track to be the first light vehicle in the world with a nine-speed transmission — beating Land Rover, which boasted in March at the Geneva Motor Show that it would be first to market with the technology. Automakers are pushing to add speeds to their transmissions because it improves fuel economy by shifting gears more efficiently. A transmission with more gears allows the engine to [...]

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  • GM: 2014 Cruze diesel brings power, fuel efficiency to Chevrolet

    GM: 2014 Cruze diesel brings power, fuel efficiency to Chevrolet

    by Michael Wayland, MLIVE.com, May 24 2013 PLYMOUTH, MI- The 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is now on sale in the U.S., ushering in a powerful return for Chevrolet to the diesel marketplace. The vehicle is the most powerful, yet fuel-efficient, Cruze ever produced by General Motors Co. for the U.S. lineup. Read more…

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