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  • GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    by Anita Lienert, Edmonds.com, April 4, 2013 DETROIT‚Äî General Motors on Thursday said it will invest $332 million to build new fuel-efficient powertrains, including a new Ecotec small gasoline engine family, a new V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new small Ecotec is part of a new family of gasoline engines that includes three- and four-cylinder variants with displacements ranging from 1.0 to 1.5 liters. Read more…

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  • Why Alcoa is pumped about new fuel economy standards

    Why Alcoa is pumped about new fuel economy standards

    by Nevin Batiwalla, Nashville Business Journal, April 3, 2013 With higher national fuel economy standards on the way, automakers are making a big push to make vehicles lighter. Few are happier about that than Alcoa Inc., a leading global producer of aluminum.ashville Business Journal, April 3 2013 As automakers transition from steel-bodied frames to lighter aluminum, demand for the metal in vehicles is increasing significantly,saidChris Moore, an environmental engineer at Alcoa, which has an aluminum fabricating facility in East Tenneessee. [...]

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  • GM: Newly redesigned Silverado, Sierra will have better fuel economy

    GM: Newly redesigned Silverado, Sierra will have better fuel economy

    by Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press, April 1, 2013 General Motors said today that its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado will have better fuel economy and performance, but cost no more than the models they replace. The 2014 GMC Sierra will also exceed its replacement for fuel economy and horse power but will cost about $500 more. Read more…

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  • Proposal for cleaner gas could help auto industry hit fuel efficiency goals

    Proposal for cleaner gas could help auto industry hit fuel efficiency goals

    by Brent Snavely, Todd Spangler and Alissa Priddle Detroit Free Press, March 30 2013 This time, it could be the oil and gas industry’s turn to make sacrifices in the name of improvedfuel economyfor cars and trucks and cleaner air. On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules that could cut the sulfur level in gasoline by more than 60%. Read more…

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  • Future Wrangler’s Challenge: Fuel Efficiency

    Future Wrangler’s Challenge: Fuel Efficiency

    by Aaron Foley, WardsAuto, March 29 2013 AUBURN HILLS, MI ‚Äì The stalwart Jeep Wrangler’s next hurdle to clear is to boost fuel economy without alienating its fervid customer base, a task executives say is easier said than done. A diesel powertrain is expected in the next-generation Wrangler, Jeep’s top executive confirmed toWardsAutoearlier this year. Still, even with that and the new option of the fuel-saving 3.6L Pentastar V-6, fuel efficiency is a challenge because the bulky Wrangler can weigh [...]

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  • Automakers unwrap hybrids to meet tough fuel standard

    Automakers unwrap hybrids to meet tough fuel standard

    by David Shepardson, Detroit News, March 29, 2013 New York —Automakers are embracing hybrids as they face increasingly tough fuel-efficiency standards around the world. At the New York InternationalAutoShow, Toyota Motor Corp. announced it will build a Highlander SUV hybrid, while Nissan Motor Co. said it will build its first-ever Pathfinder hybrid and Infiniti Q50 hybrid. Read more

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