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  • EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

    EPA Has Big Ambitions for New Heavy Duty Fuel Economy Standards

    by Oliver Patton, TruckingInfo.com, June 26 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency is more ambitious for the next phase of its heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards than it was for the first. Christopher Grundler, director of the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, said that while it’s too early to spell out details, the agency will look at trailers as well as new engine and transmission technologies. Read more…

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  • New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

    New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

    by John Voelker, Green Car Reports, June 18 2013 Smaller, more efficient engines better matched to more complex transmissions will have some of the biggest effects in making tomorrow’s cars more fuel-efficient. The 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) level of 54.5 mpg translates to about 42 mpg on the EPA window sticker. Read more…

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  • Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

    Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

    by Jeremy Cato, Globe and Mail — June 12, 2013 Canadians who want to drive the car with the best engine in the world won’t need to twiddle their thumbs much longer – fall at the latest. Sorry for the wait. At least you’ll be able to afford it. The price tag fits Canadian budgets for a simple reason: the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine captivating gearheads worldwide will first be sold here in the Ford Fiesta subcompact. Price: much less than [...]

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  • Industry analysts: ‘Sweet spot’ for car buyers is now

    Industry analysts: ‘Sweet spot’ for car buyers is now

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News May 30, 2013 The current generation of vehicles is more fuel-efficient than the last. Engines pack a more powerful punch in a smaller package. And car loans can be stretched as long as eight years. It’s a great time to buy a car, industry analysts say, especially when considering what you’ll get for the money in the not-so-distant future. The next generation of cars and trucks will weigh less, but cost more — and [...]

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  • Green Army: The tactical truck that can achieve 72 per cent better fuel economy for our troops

    Green Army: The tactical truck that can achieve 72 per cent better fuel economy for our troops

    by Danny Hewitt MotorTrades Insight May 23, 2013 Armies across the world could soon be going green, after an analysis of a defense vehicle project has ‘proven’ techniques for reducing fuel consumption, according to Ricardo. After two years of on-the-ground testing, the Ricardo-engineered Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) has proven to be as good as the simulation models projected. The analysis released today proves that when compared to the US military’s regularly outfitted M1151 HMMWV, the FED experienced a 72 [...]

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  • Ford projects rise in four-cylinder vehicle sales

    Ford projects rise in four-cylinder vehicle sales

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News May 20, 2013 Automobiles with four-cylinder engines already comprise more than half of U.S. new-vehicle sales, and that number could grow to two-thirds by the end of the decade, according to projections by Ford Motor Co. The shift to the smaller engines is a result of strict federal fuel-efficiency standards — known as Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE — and means a growing share of cars, SUVs and trucks will join the four-cylinder [...]

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