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  • Auto Maker Fuel Economy, Emissions Improvements on Track

    Auto Maker Fuel Economy, Emissions Improvements on Track

    by James Amend, WardsAuto.com, April 29, 2013 U.S. auto makers made record mileage and carbon-dioxide-emissions improvements in model-year ’12 and appear on track to meeting first-year targets in the industry’s march toward new federally mandated levels of fuel efficiency… Read more

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  • New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    “We’re hiring people, not laying them off. And it’s because of the CAFE standards.” –Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1714 (Lordstown, OH)

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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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  • Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    by Daniel Gross, Daily Beast, March 29 2013 Can efficiency drive U.S. automakers back to the top? Watch out, Prius. A look at the Big Three’s impressive lineup of new fuel-sipping models shows the innovations pushing the comeback. On the dashboard of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, there’s a screen that shows a vine with a bunch of leaves on it. Punch the accelerator too aggressively, or slam on the brakes too rapidly, and the leaves began to fall [...]

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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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