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  • EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

    EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

    by Oliver Patton, TruckingInfo.com, June 26 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency is more ambitious for the next phase of its heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards than it was for the first. Christopher Grundler, director of the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, said that while it’s too early to spell out details, the agency will look at trailers as well as new engine and transmission technologies. Read more…

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  • GM says its EcoTec3 V-6 engine in 2014 Silverado, Sierra pickups will get 18/24 mpg

    GM says its EcoTec3 V-6 engine in 2014 Silverado, Sierra pickups will get 18/24 mpg

    by Melissa Burden, Detroit News, June 19th 2013 General Motors Co. said Wednesday that its EcoTec3 V-6 engine, one of three engines that will power its revamped 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, will achieve an Environmental Protection Agency rated 18 miles per gallon city and 24 highway for two-wheel drive models. The combined mileage is 20. GM says its rating matches the 18 mpg city that the Ram 1500 HFE model achieves. Read more…

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  • 2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With ‘Radical Downsizing’ HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

    2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With ‘Radical Downsizing’ HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

    by Antony Ingram, Green Car Reports, June 19 2013 Noticed engines getting smaller recently? You’re not alone. “Downsizing”, as it’s called, involves using a smaller engine to do the work of a larger alternative–usually through turbocharging–while enjoying the fuel efficiency benefits associated with its size. Read more…

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  • New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

    New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

    by John Voelker, Green Car Reports, June 18 2013 Smaller, more efficient engines better matched to more complex transmissions will have some of the biggest effects in making tomorrow’s cars more fuel-efficient. The 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) level of 54.5 mpg translates to about 42 mpg on the EPA window sticker. Read more…

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  • New SUVs use different methods for efficiency

    New SUVs use different methods for efficiency

    by Dave Kunz, KABC, June 17 2013 LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Carmakers are trying to lure sport-utility vehicle buyers with the latest technology that promises to be more fuel-efficient. Some of the newest models can travel much longer without gassing up. The Mercedes-Benz GLK got a mild makeover last year, and it just got one under the hood as well. You can now choose a clean diesel engine for Mercedes’ smallest SUV. Read more…

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  • How higher fuel economy standards will save you money

    How higher fuel economy standards will save you money

    Consumer Reports, June 13 2013 Consumers who buy the fuel-efficient new cars that will roll out to meet tough new fuel economy standards will save thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicles, according to a new report released today by Consumer Reports. Fuel savings will more than offset any additional price increase for the new technology required to meet the more stringent standards. Safety and fuel economy have improved simultaneously, and the new standards will not impact safety. [...]

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