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  • Fuel economy is the focus for new truck models

    Fuel economy is the focus for new truck models

    by Sean Kilcarr FleetOwner March 21, 2013 The 2013 Mid America Trucking Show isn’t even a day old yet and already two words are dominating the new truck rollouts so far: fuel economy. Read more…

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  • Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

    Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

    by Deborah Lockridge Truckinginfo March 20. 2013 What type of engine systems and parts will you be dealing with in the future? From electric-drive turbos to waste heat regeneration,Derek Kaufman, president of C3 Network, examined powertrain trends during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier this year. New fuel economy requirements designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2018 are driving technologies… Read more…

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  • Big energy goals get a push: U.S. could cut vehicles’ fossil fuel use, emissions by 80% by 2050

    Big energy goals get a push: U.S. could cut vehicles’ fossil fuel use, emissions by 80% by 2050

    by Ronald D. White Tribune Newspapers March 19, 2013 A new National Research Council report says the U.S. may be able to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in light-duty cars and trucks. The highly ambitious goal could be reached, the report says, through a combination of more efficient vehicles and the use of gasoline and diesel alternatives such as bio-fuels, electricity and hydrogen. Read more…

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  • Detroit Electric returns to build electric sports cars, create 180 jobs

    Detroit Electric returns to build electric sports cars, create 180 jobs

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News March 19, 2013 An old name is returning to the Motor City to manufacturer a line of new electric sports cars. Detroit Electric, formerly an electric vehicle maker in the early 1900s, plans to bring 180 jobs to Metro Detroit by the end of the year and will produce a pure electric sports car beginning in August, the company said Tuesday. Read more…  

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  • U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA

    U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA

    by Steve Rousseau Popular Mechanics March 18, 2013 f it were possible to sum up in a single number the auto industry’s response to all of the slings and arrows of its recent fortune‚Äîan economic recession, subsequent bailouts, and spiking gas prices ‚Äî that number would be 23.8. According to a recent annual EPA report on carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy trends, 23.8 mpg is the average fuel economy of all the cars on U.S. roads. It’s the highest [...]

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  • Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    by Robert Schoenberger The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 18, 2013 New cars hit a fuel economy record last year, getting 23.8 miles a gallon. And at the same time, they got more powerful and better at drag racing. Along with that mileage, new vehicles went from 0-60 miles an hour in 9.3 seconds, the fastest since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began collecting figures in 1975. Horsepower last year was the second highest ever, falling slightly from 2011′s record. Credit [...]

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