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  • Better fuel economy matters to more US consumers, survey finds

    Better fuel economy matters to more US consumers, survey finds

    by Mark Clayton The Christian Science Monitor April 29, 2013 America’s transition is well under way to higher mileage standards and to vehicles that sip rather than slurp gasoline, with manufacturers and consumers both supporting the shift, according to new research by the Consumer Federation of America. •A large majority of Americans support the higher fuel-economy standards approved by Congress and amplified by the Obama administration. Today’s consumers say they expect the next vehicle they buy to get many more […]

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  • Consumers Willing to Spend on Advanced Automotive Technology

    Consumers Willing to Spend on Advanced Automotive Technology

    by Joseph Szczesny The Detroit Bureau April 26, 2013 …A solid majority of vehicle owners say they interested in technology related to fuel economy, device/application linking for smart phones, wireless connectivity, natural language voice activation and a variety of infotainment features in their next vehicle, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study… “Vehicle owners are continually aware of rising fuel costs and the need for better fuel economy,” said Mike VanNieuwkuyk, Power’s executive director […]

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  • 22M electric vehicles to be sold by 2020, Boulder’s Navigant forecasts

    22M electric vehicles to be sold by 2020, Boulder’s Navigant forecasts

    by Mark Harden Denver Business Journal April 23, 2013 A total of 21.9 million vehicles partially or entirely powered by electricity are likely to be sold worldwide between 2012 and 2020, according to a new forecast from Boulder-based Navigant Research. The forecast includes both plug-in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles that run on either gasoline or electricity. Read more…

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  • Study: 5 million electric cars expected by 2035

    Study: 5 million electric cars expected by 2035

    by Chris Woodyard USA TODAY April 23, 2013 More than 5 million electric cars will be plying American roads by 2035, a new study projects. If there’s a breakthrough to make batteries cheaper and have longer range, that number could increase to 30 million, the study by the Institute of The Edison Foundation estimates. Read more…

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  • New Cars Sold Average Fuel Economy Sets Record For 3rd Consecutive Month

    New Cars Sold Average Fuel Economy Sets Record For 3rd Consecutive Month

    by Philippe Crowe, HybridCars.com, April 11, 2013 TrueCar announced today that fuel economy numbers from March light vehicle sales indicate the average increased to 23.7 mpg. This is the third consecutive month average fuel economy records have been achieved by the industry. Read more…  

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  • Ford hybrid sales on pace for record year

    Ford hybrid sales on pace for record year

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE April 10, 2013 DEARBORN- Ford Motor Co. is on pace for a record year of hybrid sales. The Dearborn-based automaker Wednesday announced it delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever during the first three months of this year with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles ‚Äì marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Read more…

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