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  • Driving Growth — and more

    Driving Growth — and more

        The auto industry is just one part of the burgeoning clean energy economy. And now, Driving Growth is part of Cleanenergyworksforus.org, a new Web site chronicling how clean energy and clean transportation is driving economic growth and creating jobs all across America. To continue following how the auto industry and other clean energy sectors are fueling economic growth, please see www.cleanenergyworksforus.org.

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  • President’s Climate Plan Includes Fuel Savings for Heavy Trucks

    President’s Climate Plan Includes Fuel Savings for Heavy Trucks

    This afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama is announcing a comprehensive initiative to cut carbon pollution in America, while also working with other countries to reduce the global risk of climate change. The president’s plan, released this morning, highlights ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing vehicle emissions.  Specifically, the Obama Administration now plans new federal standards for heavy duty vehicles, covering trucks, vans and other large vehicles produced beyond 2018. The Obama administration [...]

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  • More gears, more jobs:  Chrysler’s 9-speed transmission Jeep adds employment in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan

    More gears, more jobs: Chrysler’s 9-speed transmission Jeep adds employment in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan

    Later this year, Chrysler will begin selling a Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with a nine-speed transmission – a global first for a light-duty vehicle. This cutting-edge technology is seen as a step forward by both environmentalists (because the new technology improves fuel economy) and gearheads (because gearheads love more gears).

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  • Chevy Cruze and Ram Pickup Test U.S. Market for Diesel Vehicles

    Chevy Cruze and Ram Pickup Test U.S. Market for Diesel Vehicles

    Diesel technology, long a mainstay in the European light-duty vehicle market, is coming to North America as manufacturers work to meet new standards for high mileage, low-emission vehicles.

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  • Onshoring EV Components: Motors, Batteries for Advanced Vehicles Now Made in USA

    Onshoring EV Components: Motors, Batteries for Advanced Vehicles Now Made in USA

    by Roger Kerson, May 8, 2013 Two years ago, reports EV World, the land next to GM’s White Marsh transmission plant just north of Baltimore was an open, grassy field. Today, it’s the site of the first plant in the U.S. built specifically to supply electric motors for electric vehicles.  The new 110,000 square-foot facility will supply the motors to power the Chevy Spark, a low-volume model that will go on sale later this summer in California and Oregon. The [...]

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  • New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    “We’re hiring people, not laying them off. And it’s because of the CAFE standards.” –Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1714 (Lordstown, OH)

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