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  • More miles per gallon: Options for fuel efficient cars growing

    More miles per gallon: Options for fuel efficient cars growing

    by Chris Oberholtz, Erika Tallan, Laura McCallister, Alan Shope KCTV5 News March 7, 2013 Thursday is the first full day of the Kansas City Auto Show… There are lots to see, including new features meant to save people money down the road. Automakers have to make new cars more fuel efficient. Read more and see video…

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  • Ford Atlas concept signals next F series, fuel economy advances

    Ford Atlas concept signals next F series, fuel economy advances

    by Bradford Wernie, Automotive News, Jan. 15 2013 DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., trying to protect its turf in the large pickup market, unveiled a concept truck that previews the company’s next-generation F series and advances in fuel economy… …The Atlas is equipped with a next-generation EcoBoost powertrain with start-stop engine shutoff technology and other features crafted to boost fuel economy, Ford said. Read more…

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  • Japanese supplier Denso expansion could add 400 jobs in Michigan

    Japanese supplier Denso expansion could add 400 jobs in Michigan

    by Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press, Jan. 15, 2013 Japanese auto supplier Denso is weighing a plan to hire 400 new workers at its operations in Battle Creek and Southfield as part of a $150 million investment. Denso revealed this morning at the North American International Auto Show that its Michigan expansion would be part of a four-year, $1 billion investment in North America. Read more…

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  • Los Angeles Auto Show was road map for how automakers will meet tough fuel economy standards

    Los Angeles Auto Show was road map for how automakers will meet tough fuel economy standards

    by Alisa Priddle Detroit Free Press December 6, 2012 Last month’s Los Angeles Auto Show was essentially a road map for how automakers will meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards more than a decade from now… An impressive mix of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles and a surprising number of diesel-powered vehicles dominated the Los Angeles Convention Center floor. Even among new traditional gas-only cars, most weigh hundreds of pounds less than their predecessors and are outfitted with multi-gear transmissions [...]

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  • Lacks Wheel Trim Systems debuts automotive wheel that can improve gas mileage

    Lacks Wheel Trim Systems debuts automotive wheel that can improve gas mileage

    by Jim Harger MLIVE December 4, 2012 Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., has developed a new lightweight automotive wheel that can improve fuel mileage… Lacks executives said their tests show the wheel, which will be manufactured at Lacks’ factory in Kentwood, can improve gas mileage by 1.1 miles per gallon on the highway and .4 miles per gallon in city driving. Read more…

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  • CAFE Regs Are Prompting EV Development

    CAFE Regs Are Prompting EV Development

    by Jeff Cobb HybridCars December 3, 2012 …CAFE calls for year over year upticks in the average mpg performance for a given automaker’s entire fleet, and pure EVs such as the Nissan Leaf burn no gas and spew no tailpipe emissions. Similarly, extended-range EVs and plug-in hybrids stand to drastically cut their gas consumption and emissions. . Read more…  

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