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  • Driving Growth — and more

    Driving Growth — and more

        The auto industry is just one part of the burgeoning clean energy economy. And now, Driving Growth is part of Cleanenergyworksforus.org, a new Web site chronicling how clean energy and clean transportation is driving economic growth and creating jobs all across America. To continue following how the auto industry and other clean energy sectors are fueling economic growth, please see www.cleanenergyworksforus.org.

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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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  • More gears, more jobs:  Chrysler’s 9-speed transmission Jeep adds employment in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan

    More gears, more jobs: Chrysler’s 9-speed transmission Jeep adds employment in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan

    Later this year, Chrysler will begin selling a Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with a nine-speed transmission – a global first for a light-duty vehicle. This cutting-edge technology is seen as a step forward by both environmentalists (because the new technology improves fuel economy) and gearheads (because gearheads love more gears).

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  • How higher fuel economy standards will save you money

    How higher fuel economy standards will save you money

    Consumer Reports, June 13 2013 Consumers who buy the fuel-efficient new cars that will roll out to meet tough new fuel economy standards will save thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicles, according to a new report released today by Consumer Reports. Fuel savings will more than offset any additional price increase for the new technology required to meet the more stringent standards. Safety and fuel economy have improved simultaneously, and the new standards will not impact safety. [...]

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  • Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

    Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

    by Jeremy Cato, Globe and Mail — June 12, 2013 Canadians who want to drive the car with the best engine in the world won’t need to twiddle their thumbs much longer – fall at the latest. Sorry for the wait. At least you’ll be able to afford it. The price tag fits Canadian budgets for a simple reason: the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine captivating gearheads worldwide will first be sold here in the Ford Fiesta subcompact. Price: much less than [...]

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