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  • Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    by Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council March 15, 2013 New cars and trucks are poised to set new records in fuel efficiency according to the latest Fuel Economy Trends report from the EPA. When all the data is crunched, EPA expects the model year 2012 average to reach 23.8 mpg, a record-high level since the agency started data tracking 1975. Importantly, carbon pollution has also been reduced from new autos, dropping 13 percent from 2007 to 2012. More good […]

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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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  • More miles per gallon: Options for fuel efficient cars growing

    More miles per gallon: Options for fuel efficient cars growing

    by Chris Oberholtz, Erika Tallan, Laura McCallister, Alan Shope KCTV5 News March 7, 2013 Thursday is the first full day of the Kansas City Auto Show… There are lots to see, including new features meant to save people money down the road. Automakers have to make new cars more fuel efficient. Read more and see video…

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  • GM Said to Target Up to 20% Growth for Volt Cars in 2013

    GM Said to Target Up to 20% Growth for Volt Cars in 2013

    by Tim Higgins Bloomberg February 27, 2013 General Motors Co. is planning to build as many as 36,000 Chevrolet Volts and other plug-in hybrids for worldwide delivery this year, 20 percent more than in 2012, two people familiar with the effort said… The 36,000 target is “probably a doable number,” Jim Hall, principal of consultancy 2953 Analytics, said. “It will have a full calendar year in Europe” and GM will probably sell more this year now that the Volt is […]

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  • Green cars: New energy at Chicago Auto Show

    Green cars: New energy at Chicago Auto Show

    by Rick Popely Special to the Chicago Tribune February 12, 2013 It won’t take eye-popping horsepower to get noticed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. This year’s big McCormick Place breakout comes with a different set of specs. Fuel-economy estimates should at least raise eyebrows when nearly 1,000 cars and trucks go on display Feb. 9 through 18. Read more…

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  • A look at the green cars at the Chicago Auto Show

    A look at the green cars at the Chicago Auto Show

    by Marni Pyke Daily Herald February 11, 2013 Electric? Hybrid? Compressed natural gas? Diesel? We’ve hurtled from a few alternate fuel options at the Chicago Auto Show in years past to a green car explosion in 2013 that can be bewildering for consumers looking to save money on gas and save the planet at the same time. Thankfully, I’ve got Chicago Area Clean Cities Vice Chair John Walton to offer some analysis. Read more…

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