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  • GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    by Anita Lienert, Edmonds.com, April 4, 2013 DETROIT‚Äî General Motors on Thursday said it will invest $332 million to build new fuel-efficient powertrains, including a new Ecotec small gasoline engine family, a new V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new small Ecotec is part of a new family of gasoline engines that includes three- and four-cylinder variants with displacements ranging from 1.0 to 1.5 liters. Read more…

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  • GM: Newly redesigned Silverado, Sierra will have better fuel economy

    GM: Newly redesigned Silverado, Sierra will have better fuel economy

    by Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press, April 1, 2013 General Motors said today that its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado will have better fuel economy and performance, but cost no more than the models they replace. The 2014 GMC Sierra will also exceed its replacement for fuel economy and horse power but will cost about $500 more. Read more…

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  • Beyond turbos, what car technology works to boost mpg?

    Beyond turbos, what car technology works to boost mpg?

    by Eric Evarts Consumer Reports March 22, 2013 The past few years have shown dramatic fuel economy improvements in all types of cars in our testing. Rather than exotic technology, such as hybrids and vehicle electrification, most of the improvements have come the old-fashioned way: through conventional technologies applied to gasoline engines. Read more…

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  • Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

    Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

    by Deborah Lockridge Truckinginfo March 20. 2013 What type of engine systems and parts will you be dealing with in the future? From electric-drive turbos to waste heat regeneration,Derek Kaufman, president of C3 Network, examined powertrain trends during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier this year. New fuel economy requirements designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2018 are driving technologies… 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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  • Cars in the U.S. are more fuel-efficient than ever. Here’s why.

    Cars in the U.S. are more fuel-efficient than ever. Here’s why.

    by Brad Plumer WonkBlog The Washington Post March 16, 2013 We’ve noted before that cars and trucks in the United States have starting becoming more fuel-efficient in recent years ‚Äî after decades of stagnation ‚Äî in response to high oil prices and strict new vehicle standards. That’s one reason why U.S. oil imports have plummeted. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency offers the most detailed breakdown yet of this trend. Read more…

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