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  • Fuel rules drive move to light vehicles

    Fuel rules drive move to light vehicles

    by Melissa Burden and David Shepardson The Detroit News April 24, 2013 Automakers are turning to lighter materials and innovative engineering to build cars that weigh less. Reducing the weight of cars is every bit as important as developing gas-thrifty engines, as automakers try to meet government standards of 54.5 miles per gallon across their fleets by 2025. Read more…

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  • Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    by Byron Pope Wards Auto April 17, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äì Looming global regulations calling for increased fuel economy and reduced emissions have auto makers thinking outside the box in developing high-tech powertrain solutions. Long-term strategies differ to some degree, but auto makers and suppliers on hand for a panel discussion here all say they are approaching the challenge from a total-systems perspective. Read more…

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  • Stop-Start can save gas in long run if drivers accept it

    Stop-Start can save gas in long run if drivers accept it

    by Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press April 16, 2013 Stop-start technology can improve the fuel economy of a car or truck by 15%, but the jury is out whether consumers are comfortable enough with their engines shutting down and starting automatically. Read more…

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  • Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Driving Growth looks at the numbers and talks to the experts to assess recent claims by Consumer Reports that small turbocharged engines are not delivering on fuel economy.

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  • Future Wrangler’s Challenge: Fuel Efficiency

    Future Wrangler’s Challenge: Fuel Efficiency

    by Aaron Foley, WardsAuto, March 29 2013 AUBURN HILLS, MI ‚Äì The stalwart Jeep Wrangler’s next hurdle to clear is to boost fuel economy without alienating its fervid customer base, a task executives say is easier said than done. A diesel powertrain is expected in the next-generation Wrangler, Jeep’s top executive confirmed toWardsAutoearlier this year. Still, even with that and the new option of the fuel-saving 3.6L Pentastar V-6, fuel efficiency is a challenge because the bulky Wrangler can weigh [...]

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  • Automakers unwrap hybrids to meet tough fuel standard

    Automakers unwrap hybrids to meet tough fuel standard

    by David Shepardson, Detroit News, March 29, 2013 New York —Automakers are embracing hybrids as they face increasingly tough fuel-efficiency standards around the world. At the New York InternationalAutoShow, Toyota Motor Corp. announced it will build a Highlander SUV hybrid, while Nissan Motor Co. said it will build its first-ever Pathfinder hybrid and Infiniti Q50 hybrid. Read more

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