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  • Drive On: Clean diesels finally catching on

    Drive On: Clean diesels finally catching on

    by Chris Woodyard USA TODAY April 28, 2013 Every time we’ve driven a new diesel car lately, we’ve been amazed at how indistinguishable they have become from conventional gas cars. No clatter. No smoke. No rattling engine noise. Now it appears consumers are catching on: Registrations of diesel-powered passenger vehicles increased by 24.3% in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012, says an advocacy group, the Diesel Technology Forum. Read more…

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  • New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    “We’re hiring people, not laying them off. And it’s because of the CAFE standards.” –Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1714 (Lordstown, OH)

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  • New Chevy Cruze diesel gets 46 mpg on highway

    New Chevy Cruze diesel gets 46 mpg on highway

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News April 18, 2013 General Motors Co. said Thursday its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel achieves an Environmental Protection Agency-rated 46 miles per gallon on the highway, which is the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid car in the United States… The vehicle, built at GM’s Lordstown Assembly Plant near Youngstown, Ohio, is GM’s first diesel to be sold in the United States in more than 25 years. Read more…

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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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  • Big energy goals get a push: U.S. could cut vehicles’ fossil fuel use, emissions by 80% by 2050

    Big energy goals get a push: U.S. could cut vehicles’ fossil fuel use, emissions by 80% by 2050

    by Ronald D. White Tribune Newspapers March 19, 2013 A new National Research Council report says the U.S. may be able to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in light-duty cars and trucks. The highly ambitious goal could be reached, the report says, through a combination of more efficient vehicles and the use of gasoline and diesel alternatives such as bio-fuels, electricity and hydrogen. Read more…

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  • Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    by Robert Schoenberger The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 18, 2013 New cars hit a fuel economy record last year, getting 23.8 miles a gallon. And at the same time, they got more powerful and better at drag racing. Along with that mileage, new vehicles went from 0-60 miles an hour in 9.3 seconds, the fastest since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began collecting figures in 1975. Horsepower last year was the second highest ever, falling slightly from 2011′s record. Credit [...]

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