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  • GM Moving Fuel Cell Center Back to Michigan

    GM Moving Fuel Cell Center Back to Michigan

    by Joseph Szczesny The Detroit Bureau October 8, 2012 General Motors Co. is moving its fuel-cell development headquarters from upstate New York to the company’s engine research and development center in Pontiac, Michigan which is responsible for integrating new technology into the automaker’s products. GM has been one of many makers exploring applications of hydrogen-powered fuel cells which some believe could provide a true zero-emissions alternative to both conventional gasoline engines and limited-range electric vehicles. GM spokeswoman Kimberly Carpenter confirmed […]

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  • September Jobs Data Show Auto Industry Strength Powered by Fuel Efficiency

    September Jobs Data Show Auto Industry Strength Powered by Fuel Efficiency

    The latest national auto industry employment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today show what has been apparent for virtually all of 2012: the American auto industry is roaring back from the 2008-9 recession in a major way.

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  • GM claims ‘breakthrough’ will make vehicles lighter, help gas mileage

    GM claims ‘breakthrough’ will make vehicles lighter, help gas mileage

    by Nathan Bomey Detroit Free Press September 24, 2012 General Motors plans to accelerate the replacement of steel with aluminum after researchers achieved what the company described as a “breakthrough” in welding technology. GM hopes the technological advancement will boost fuel economy by making its vehicles lighter. Read more…

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  • Auto industry revs up for race to meet fuel standards

    Auto industry revs up for race to meet fuel standards

    by Simone Sebastian Houston Chronicle September 23, 2012 A federal mandate to slash the nation’s fuel demand has refiners bracing for a sales hit. But automotive and petrochemical engineers are heading into overdrive to create gas-saving technologies… “It’s one of the most exciting times to be in automotive,” said Steve Henderson, president of Dow Automotive. Read more…

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  • Fuel Economy (video series)

    Fuel Economy (video series)

    by Fred Davenport CBS 42 September 11, 2012 From Birmingham, Alabama, a two-part series (with video) on what new fuel economy laws mean for auto dealers, manufacturers, and consumers. Part One here. Part Two here.

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  • U.S. Suppliers of Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

    U.S. Suppliers of Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

    By Natural Resources Defense Council, National Widlife Federation and United Auto Workers August 2011 Emerging from recent economic turmoil, the United States automotive industry is again profitable. Consumers are demanding cars and light trucks that go farther on a gallon of fuel, and the industry is meeting those demands by adding technologies that improve fuel economy and cut carbon pollution. Vehicle efficiency and emissions reductions are being further encouraged by the first significant improvements in fuel economy standards for both […]

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