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  • GM plant turning gas guzzlers to sippers

    GM plant turning gas guzzlers to sippers

    by Matthew Daneman Rochester Democrat and Chronicle April 18, 2013 You buy a Corvette or Silverado, it’s generally understood you’re going to get a powerful engine that lets you beat most anything on the road or haul a lot of heavy stuff ‚ the tradeoff usually being mediocre gas mileage.But General Motors Co. looks to change that using a growing stream of parts coming out of its Lexington Avenue plant that are the backbone of a new generation of more [...]

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  • New Chevy Cruze diesel gets 46 mpg on highway

    New Chevy Cruze diesel gets 46 mpg on highway

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News April 18, 2013 General Motors Co. said Thursday its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel achieves an Environmental Protection Agency-rated 46 miles per gallon on the highway, which is the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid car in the United States… The vehicle, built at GM’s Lordstown Assembly Plant near Youngstown, Ohio, is GM’s first diesel to be sold in the United States in more than 25 years. Read more…

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  • General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    by Jamie Smith Hopkins The Baltimore Sun April 16, 2013 General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing ‚ and a key part of the company’s bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the Baltimore County “eMotor” plant, GM says, the company is the first automaker to manufacture electric-drive motors domestically. 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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  • Leaner, fitter GM emerges in fighting form after bailout

    Leaner, fitter GM emerges in fighting form after bailout

    By Tyrel Linkhorn, April 8, 2013 Dan Ammann, a top executive with General Motors Co., believes the slimmed-down company is developing and building the best cars and trucks it has ever made… The ToledoTransmissionplanthas received three investments totaling about $342 million since 2011. The most recent, a $55.7 million investment announced Thursday, is the final chunk of money needed to prepare the plant tobeginproducing an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission for GM.   Read more…

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