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  • Detroit Rethinks Small Trucks

    Detroit Rethinks Small Trucks

    by Christine Rogers and Jeff Bennett, Wall St. Journal, March 11, 2013 Rising fuel prices haveGeneral MotorsCo.GM+0.35%and Chrysler Group LLC taking a second look at peddling smaller pickup trucks‚Äîvehicles that the Detroit Three auto makers abandoned in the U.S. amid weak demand. Read more…

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  • Chrysler And Whole Auto Industry Adding Jobs To Meet Surging Sales

    Chrysler And Whole Auto Industry Adding Jobs To Meet Surging Sales

    by David Kiley AOL Autos February 28, 2012 As consumers pile back into the market for a new car, the good news is that high-value auto manufacturing jobs keep getting added, and in cities that can sure use the help… Automakers are investing in new jobs in the U.S. as the industry has recovered from selling just about 10 million new vehicles in 2009 to an anticipated 15.5 million this year. Since 2009, and after the domestic auto industry was [...]

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  • Sign of a Comeback: U.S. Carmakers Are Hiring

    Sign of a Comeback: U.S. Carmakers Are Hiring

    by Bill Vlasic New York Times February 22, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äî A few years ago, American automakers cut tens of thousands of jobs and shut dozens of factories simply to survive. But since the recession ended and General Motors and Chrysler began to recover with the help of hefty government bailouts and bankruptcy filings, all three Detroit car companies including Ford Motor Company have achieved one of the unlikeliest comebacks among industries devastated during the financial crisis. … The latest [...]

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  • Automakers Shed the Pounds to Meet Fuel Efficiency Standards

    Automakers Shed the Pounds to Meet Fuel Efficiency Standards

    by Kevin Bullis MIT Technology Review February 20, 2013 Automakers are putting some of their best-selling vehicles on a diet in a race to meet strict new fuel-efficiency regulations that will kick in by the middle of the next decade. The trend has automakers introducing lighter vehicles and embarking on demonstration projects designed to carve hundreds of kilograms off their most popular vehicles. Last month, for example, GM received major awards for its new Cadillac ATS sedan that weighs 3,315 [...]

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  • CLEAN & EFFICIENT: The new diesel Cruze

    CLEAN & EFFICIENT: The new diesel Cruze

    By Jamison Cocklin Youngstown Vindicator February 7, 2013 More horsepower, more torque and improved drivability are what General Motors feels it needs to go head-to-head with the German diesel vehicles that dominate the U.S. market. When it hits U.S. and Canadian markets in either May or June, the new Lordstown-built 2014Chevrolet Cruzeclean turbo diesel will be the only domestic diesel model available in North America. Read more…  

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  • DOE Secretary Chu Still Sees 1 Million EVs By 2016

    DOE Secretary Chu Still Sees 1 Million EVs By 2016

    By James M. Amend, Ward’s Auto, Feb. 1 2013 WASHINGTON ‚Äì U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu says the Obama Admin. continues to believe it will reach its goal of putting 1 million electrified vehicles on the nation’s roads by 2016, despite another year of dismal sales for the cars. “It’s ambitious, but let’s see what happens,” Chu tells reporters on the sidelines of the Washington Auto Show. Read more…

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