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  • U.S. Fuel Economy Continues Record-Breaking Surge

    U.S. Fuel Economy Continues Record-Breaking Surge

    GM Lays Out Plans to Save 12 Billion Gallons of Fuel by 2017, The fuel economy of the U.S. vehicle fleet continues to increase at a record-breaking pace in 2013 – and U.S. automakers are laying plans for continued improvements which will reduce fuel consumption by billions of gallons over the next five years.

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  • General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    Environment News Service March 12, 2013 HOUSTON, Texas ‚Äì The United States is poised to achieve long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production, says General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. Speaking at last week’s IHS CERA Week energy conference, hosted by business services and information provider IHS, Akerson said General Motors is developing the industry’s most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars, trucks and crossovers to meet [...]

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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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  • Wrangler Diesel Likely After ’15 Refresh

    Wrangler Diesel Likely After ’15 Refresh

    by Aaron Foley WardsAuto February 28, 2013 …”Wrangler is on the radar to get (a) diesel,” Jeep President and CEO Mike Manley tells WardsAuto at a drive here of the new Grand Cherokee diesel and other models. “Remember we’re also going through the product change of Wrangler for 2015-16… The move to improve fuel economy in the wake of toughening U.S. fleet fuel-economy standards has paved the way for more diesel offerings in the U.S. and could make Wrangler a [...]

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  • Why 2013 is the Year of the Diesel

    Why 2013 is the Year of the Diesel

    by Mike Austin Popular Mechanics February 19, 2012 As consumers clamor for cars with higher mpg numbers and with rigorous new federal fuel-economy standards on the horizon, carmakers are exploring all their options. This has largely meant improving the gasoline internal combustion engine’s efficiency and offering a few hybrid and electric vehicles. Conspicuously absent from many lineups in the U.S., however, have been vehicles with diesel powerplants. And understandably so: The Ameri¬≠can public has been reluctant to embrace diesels ever [...]

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  • Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

    Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

    by Bryan Laviolette The Detroit Bureau February 14, 2013 Chrysler will add a diesel option for the Ram 1500 pickup, making it the only automaker to offer the high-mileage technology on a half-ton truck… But Chrysler may not be the only maker to market a diesel standard-duty pickup for long. General Motors is reportedly considering such an option for its newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models, while Toyota and Nissan may add diesels when their redesigned Tundra and [...]

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