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  • Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

    Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

    by Jeremy Cato, Globe and Mail — June 12, 2013 Canadians who want to drive the car with the best engine in the world won’t need to twiddle their thumbs much longer – fall at the latest. Sorry for the wait. At least you’ll be able to afford it. The price tag fits Canadian budgets for a simple reason: the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine captivating gearheads worldwide will first be sold here in the Ford Fiesta subcompact. Price: much less than [...]

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  • Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

    Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

    by Jim Park, TruckingInfo.com June 2013 You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel because of the lower rolling resistance make up for the shorter overall life? Many fleets are struggling with that question today. The answer is often anything but clear. But don’t be too quick to blame the tires. Read more…

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  • American auto industry on verge of hiring spree

    American auto industry on verge of hiring spree

    by Tom Krisher, Associated Press — June 9  2013 The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From coast to coast, the industry is in top gear. Factories are operating at about 95% of capacity, and many are already running three shifts. As a result, [...]

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  • Toyota’s Indiana plant jobs exceed projection

    Toyota’s Indiana plant jobs exceed projection

    Indianapolis Star June 5, 2013 Toyota Indiana says its $4.2 billion Princeton plant will soon hire 90 employees as the company ramps up production of its new Highlander SUV. The jobs announcement Tuesday reflects 46 more hires than expected when the company announced in February a $400 million expansion of its Gibson County plant to accommodate increased Highlander production, a news release said… The plant also will produce the next-generation Highlanders, as well as a hybrid version of the SUV [...]

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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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  • 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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