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  • 2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With ‘Radical Downsizing’ HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

    2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With ‘Radical Downsizing’ HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

    by Antony Ingram, Green Car Reports, June 19 2013 Noticed engines getting smaller recently? You’re not alone. “Downsizing”, as it’s called, involves using a smaller engine to do the work of a larger alternative–usually through turbocharging–while enjoying the fuel efficiency benefits associated with its size. 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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  • American auto industry on verge of hiring spree

    American auto industry on verge of hiring spree

    by Tom Krisher, Associated Press — June 9  2013 The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From coast to coast, the industry is in top gear. Factories are operating at about 95% of capacity, and many are already running three shifts. As a result, [...]

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  • Surf, Sunscreen, and Gasoline: How Much Will Americans Spend at the Pump this Memorial Day Weekend?

    Surf, Sunscreen, and Gasoline: How Much Will Americans Spend at the Pump this Memorial Day Weekend?

    Josh Goldman of Union of Concerned Scientists on fuel savings.

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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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  • Detroit 3 research group targets next-gen hybrid, EV batteries

    Detroit 3 research group targets next-gen hybrid, EV batteries

    by Adam Rubenfire, Automotive News, May 15 2013 With the U.S. Department of Energy’s help, a research group managed by the Detroit 3 is launching a drive to speed development of next-generation battery technologies for hybrids and electric vehicles, the department said today. The U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium will coordinate r&d and explore more efficient and cost-effective technologies for energy storage in vehicles. Read more

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