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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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  • President’s Climate Plan Includes Fuel Savings for Heavy Trucks

    President’s Climate Plan Includes Fuel Savings for Heavy Trucks

    This afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama is announcing a comprehensive initiative to cut carbon pollution in America, while also working with other countries to reduce the global risk of climate change. The president’s plan, released this morning, highlights ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing vehicle emissions.  Specifically, the Obama Administration now plans new federal standards for heavy duty vehicles, covering trucks, vans and other large vehicles produced beyond 2018. The Obama administration [...]

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  • GM says its EcoTec3 V-6 engine in 2014 Silverado, Sierra pickups will get 18/24 mpg

    GM says its EcoTec3 V-6 engine in 2014 Silverado, Sierra pickups will get 18/24 mpg

    by Melissa Burden, Detroit News, June 19th 2013 General Motors Co. said Wednesday that its EcoTec3 V-6 engine, one of three engines that will power its revamped 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, will achieve an Environmental Protection Agency rated 18 miles per gallon city and 24 highway for two-wheel drive models. The combined mileage is 20. GM says its rating matches the 18 mpg city that the Ram 1500 HFE model achieves. Read more…

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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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  • 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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  • New SUVs use different methods for efficiency

    New SUVs use different methods for efficiency

    by Dave Kunz, KABC, June 17 2013 LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Carmakers are trying to lure sport-utility vehicle buyers with the latest technology that promises to be more fuel-efficient. Some of the newest models can travel much longer without gassing up. The Mercedes-Benz GLK got a mild makeover last year, and it just got one under the hood as well. You can now choose a clean diesel engine for Mercedes’ smallest SUV. Read more…

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