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  • Engineers putting wasted engine heat to good use: improving fuel economy

    Engineers putting wasted engine heat to good use: improving fuel economy

    by Chris Tutor Autoblog Green September 13, 2012 Gasoline-powered, internal combustion engines are notoriously inefficient. Some estimates say as much as 70 percent of the fuel’s energy is lost to friction and heat… To engineers, that’s a huge pot of low-hanging, fuel-efficiency fruit. Chrysler and Dana Holding Corp. have developed a “thermal management system” (highlighted in blue in the photo above) for the 2013 Dodge Ram that takes advantage of some of that heat. Read more…

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  • Driving Growth in MI: Chrysler

    Driving Growth in MI: Chrysler

    Employees at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, MI discuss how Chrysler’s new fuel efficient technologies, like the Pentastar engine, are saving both energy and money.

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  • Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales

    Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales

    by Bill Vlasic New York Times September 4, 2012 DETROIT ‚Äî In the past, nothing slowed down strong car sales faster than a spike in gasoline prices. But these days, consumers simply switch to more fuel-efficient models. Read more…

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  • Multi-speed transmissions boost fuel economy in most new cars

    Multi-speed transmissions boost fuel economy in most new cars

    by Robert Schoenberger The Plain Dealer September 1, 2012 Even if you stick with traditional manual or automatic transmissions, the number of choices goes up. Most new cars and trucks are coming out with six gears with several automakers offering as many as eight… Read more and see video…

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  • Chrysler CEO: Reaching 54.5 MPG is No Walk in The Park

    Chrysler CEO: Reaching 54.5 MPG is No Walk in The Park

    CBS Detroit August 28, 2012 As the Obama administration today releases final rules for reaching a 54.5 mile per gallon fuel economy by 2025, auto companies say they’ve already begun working to meet the challenge. “Everything is on the table,” says Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne… The new standards are being praised by enviornmentalists. “Investing in cleaner, more efficient vehicles is vital for our outdoor heritage here in the Great Lakes,” said Andy Buchsbaum, Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great [...]

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  • 2013 Ram 1500 aims to lure buyers with fuel economy gains

    2013 Ram 1500 aims to lure buyers with fuel economy gains

    by Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press August 24, 2012 Armed with a substantially upgraded Ram 1500 pickup and 20% improvement in fuel efficiency, Chrysler hopes to lure buyers from competitors even though truck owners are fiercely loyal to their brands… Chrysler picked Ram to introduce start-stop technology that turns off the engine when idled and restarts upon acceleration. It is a feature on a new high-fuel-efficiency 2013 Ram for customers who cite fuel economy as a major consideration in choosing [...]

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