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  • U.S.-Built Electric Cars To Get U.S.-Made Battery Cells Too

    U.S.-Built Electric Cars To Get U.S.-Made Battery Cells Too

    by John Voelcker Green Car Reports April 23, 2013 While the number of plug-in electric cars built in the U.S. is steadily increasing, the lithium-ion cells in their batteries have mostly come from overseas… Now comes a report that Korean cell maker LG Chem will start producing cells at its Holland, Michigan, plant in the second half of this year. Read more…

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  • GM plant turning gas guzzlers to sippers

    GM plant turning gas guzzlers to sippers

    by Matthew Daneman Rochester Democrat and Chronicle April 18, 2013 You buy a Corvette or Silverado, it’s generally understood you’re going to get a powerful engine that lets you beat most anything on the road or haul a lot of heavy stuff ‚ the tradeoff usually being mediocre gas mileage.But General Motors Co. looks to change that using a growing stream of parts coming out of its Lexington Avenue plant that are the backbone of a new generation of more [...]

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  • New Chevy Cruze diesel gets 46 mpg on highway

    New Chevy Cruze diesel gets 46 mpg on highway

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News April 18, 2013 General Motors Co. said Thursday its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel achieves an Environmental Protection Agency-rated 46 miles per gallon on the highway, which is the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid car in the United States… The vehicle, built at GM’s Lordstown Assembly Plant near Youngstown, Ohio, is GM’s first diesel to be sold in the United States in more than 25 years. Read more…

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  • Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    by Byron Pope Wards Auto April 17, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äì Looming global regulations calling for increased fuel economy and reduced emissions have auto makers thinking outside the box in developing high-tech powertrain solutions. Long-term strategies differ to some degree, but auto makers and suppliers on hand for a panel discussion here all say they are approaching the challenge from a total-systems perspective. Read more…

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  • Stop-Start can save gas in long run if drivers accept it

    Stop-Start can save gas in long run if drivers accept it

    by Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press April 16, 2013 Stop-start technology can improve the fuel economy of a car or truck by 15%, but the jury is out whether consumers are comfortable enough with their engines shutting down and starting automatically. Read more…

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  • General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    by Jamie Smith Hopkins The Baltimore Sun April 16, 2013 General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing ‚ and a key part of the company’s bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the Baltimore County “eMotor” plant, GM says, the company is the first automaker to manufacture electric-drive motors domestically. Read more…

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