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  • Onshoring EV Components: Motors, Batteries for Advanced Vehicles Now Made in USA

    Onshoring EV Components: Motors, Batteries for Advanced Vehicles Now Made in USA

    by Roger Kerson, May 8, 2013 Two years ago, reports EV World, the land next to GM’s White Marsh transmission plant just north of Baltimore was an open, grassy field. Today, it’s the site of the first plant in the U.S. built specifically to supply electric motors for electric vehicles.  The new 110,000 square-foot facility will supply the motors to power the Chevy Spark, a low-volume model that will go on sale later this summer in California and Oregon. The [...]

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  • Fuel economy, connectivity help drive pickup sales

    Fuel economy, connectivity help drive pickup sales

    by Sean Kilcarr, Fleet Owner, May 7 2013 The veritable explosion of pickup truck sales during the first quarter this year– with the sale of full-size pickup trucks up 26% to date year-over-year according to Kelly Blue Book’s Automotive Insights – is being driven by a host of factors, according to industry experts, but the vastly improved fuel economy and greater electronic “connectivity” are two major reasons, according to industry experts. Read more…

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  • LG Chem to begin battery production in July

    LG Chem to begin battery production in July

    Associated Press, May 6 2013 HOLLAND — An advanced battery maker said it plans to launch commercial production of automotive lithium-ion battery cells in western Michigan in July. LG Chem Michigan, a subsidiary of South Korean company LG Chem, announced Sunday that test runs have begun at the facility in Holland and that it anticipates shipping products by the end of the summer. Read more…

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  • Fuel rules drive move to light vehicles

    Fuel rules drive move to light vehicles

    by Melissa Burden and David Shepardson The Detroit News April 24, 2013 Automakers are turning to lighter materials and innovative engineering to build cars that weigh less. Reducing the weight of cars is every bit as important as developing gas-thrifty engines, as automakers try to meet government standards of 54.5 miles per gallon across their fleets by 2025. Read more…

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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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  • New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    New hires, not layoffs: Fuel Standards Drive Investment and Jobs in Ohio

    “We’re hiring people, not laying them off. And it’s because of the CAFE standards.” –Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1714 (Lordstown, OH)

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