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  • Analysis: Ford’s Wayne assembly plant pumps $1.8B into Michigan’s economy

    Analysis: Ford’s Wayne assembly plant pumps $1.8B into Michigan’s economy

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News March 21, 2012 Dearborn ‚Äî Ford Motor Co.’s revamped Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne ‚Äî seen as a model for auto factories in the future ‚Äî supports 24,000 statewide jobs and injects $1.8 billion annually into Michigan’s economy, according to analysis from the Center for Automotive Research. The plant, dubbed by CAR as “the new global standard for flexible manufacturing” after a $770 million investment, produces five different Ford models ‚Äî including a hybrid, [...]

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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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  • Mpg improvements aid mid-sized sales

    Mpg improvements aid mid-sized sales

    by Nick Bunkley Automotive News March 11, 2013 …”Today’s mid-sized sedans get the same or better gas mileage as the compact sedans five years ago,” said TrueCar.com analyst Jesse Toprak. “Consumers have certainly gotten accustomed to living with high-level gas prices, so there’s no more of that knee-jerk reaction.” Read more…

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  • Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

    Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

    by Mihnea Radu autoevolution March 10, 2013 …Thanks to the success of its turbocharged engine family, “EcoBoost” is as much a household name as Topaware, Pringles and the Harlem Shake, but it’s one of the newest engine families out there. So what is EcoBoost? This is the name given by Ford Motor Company, co-developed with FEV engineering and in production since 2009. But before we can tell you the technology that make an EcoBoost engine, we must first look into [...]

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  • Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in February

    Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in February

    by John Sousanis WardsAuto March 8, 2013 The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold last month reached 24.1 mpg (9.8 L/100 km), a 1% increase over year-ago and a 14.9% gain on the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index’s base rating established in fourth-quarter 2007. Read more…

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  • Ford sees more hybrid and electric cars in its future

    Ford sees more hybrid and electric cars in its future

    by Ned B. Hunter Colorado Springs Gazette March 7, 2013 Ford is quickly advancing its hybrid and electrical car programs to meet new federal fuel-efficiency standards years before the deadline. The automaker is training workers at more than 900 dealerships nationwide to sell, maintain and repair hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Two of those dealerships are in Colorado Springs. Read more…

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