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  • CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    by Tom Murphy WardsAuto April 23, 2013 When 54.5 mpg (4.3 L/100 km) corporate average fuel economy standards take effect in 2025, more than 90% of vehicles on U.S. roads will employ 8-speed transmissions and downsized turbocharged engines using direct fuel injection, an Environmental Protection Agency official says. Likewise, turbochargers will gain power density as they grow in popularity for light-duty applications, says Edward Nam, director of the EPA’s Light Duty Vehicles & Small Engines Center in Ann Arbor, MI. [...]

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  • Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    by Byron Pope Wards Auto April 17, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äì Looming global regulations calling for increased fuel economy and reduced emissions have auto makers thinking outside the box in developing high-tech powertrain solutions. Long-term strategies differ to some degree, but auto makers and suppliers on hand for a panel discussion here all say they are approaching the challenge from a total-systems perspective. Read more…

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  • GM, Ford team up on transmission development

    GM, Ford team up on transmission development

    by Melissa Burden and Karl Henkel, Detroit News April 15, 2013 Crosstown rivals General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. said today they have signed an agreement to jointly develop advanced nine-speed and 10-speed transmissions, a move that likely will save each company hundreds of millions of dollars and meet competitors’ offerings faster. “Ten-speeds put them ahead,” said Jim Hall, analyst at 2953 Analytics LLP, in a telephone interview. “People now are working on eights and nines. Tens are on [...]

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  • Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Driving Growth looks at the numbers and talks to the experts to assess recent claims by Consumer Reports that small turbocharged engines are not delivering on fuel economy.

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  • Ford hybrid sales on pace for record year

    Ford hybrid sales on pace for record year

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE April 10, 2013 DEARBORN- Ford Motor Co. is on pace for a record year of hybrid sales. The Dearborn-based automaker Wednesday announced it delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever during the first three months of this year with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles ‚Äì marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Read more…

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  • Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    by Daniel Gross, Daily Beast, March 29 2013 Can efficiency drive U.S. automakers back to the top? Watch out, Prius. A look at the Big Three’s impressive lineup of new fuel-sipping models shows the innovations pushing the comeback. On the dashboard of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, there’s a screen that shows a vine with a bunch of leaves on it. Punch the accelerator too aggressively, or slam on the brakes too rapidly, and the leaves began to fall [...]

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