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  • Electric vehicles alone won’t help auto companies meet new fuel economy standards, leaders say

    Electric vehicles alone won’t help auto companies meet new fuel economy standards, leaders say

    by Nathan Bomey Detroit Free Press September 18, 2012 Auto companies must pursue a long list of incremental technological improvements to meet the U.S. government’s new Corporate Average Fuel Economy requirements by 2025, industry leaders said today at a Pew Clean Energy Program panel discussion in Dearborn… Against a historical backdrop of the Automotive Hall of Fame, industry leaders said the future of the vehicle is predicated on advancements in many different areas, such as lightweighting and engine efficiency. Read […]

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  • Saginaw auto supplier thrives under Chinese ownership

    Saginaw auto supplier thrives under Chinese ownership

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News September 10, 2012 Buena Vista Township ‚Äî Nexteer Automotive, whose survival was in question a few years ago, is thriving under its new Chinese owners ‚Äî booking $12 billion in new business that will keep factories humming for years to come. The supplier’s dramatic and rapid turnaround has salvaged thousands of jobs as well as the economic vitality of Saginaw County, where it is headquartered. It’s a tale of compromise and commitment. Read more…

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  • The Facts Don’t Lie: Fuel Efficiency and Car Sales Both on the Rise

    The Facts Don’t Lie: Fuel Efficiency and Car Sales Both on the Rise

    by Roland Hwang Natural Resources Defense Council September 5, 2012 August sales data reconfirms that current stronger fuel efficiency standards are already working for consumers. Gas prices and fuel efficiency are up, but so are vehicles sales. What’s going on here? This morning’s New York Times sheds light on this question, simply entitled “Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales.” The piece notes that August sales figures show very strong sales growth, jumping 19.9% year-over-year. Sales-weighted fuel efficiency of […]

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  • Auto manufacturing brings jobs to Indiana

    Auto manufacturing brings jobs to Indiana

    by Casey Williams Indianapolis Star September 1, 2012 Since hitting bottom in 2009, the American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs. Of those, 19,800 have been in Indiana, according to DrivingGrowth.org… Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission is adding 205 jobs by 2013. And that’s only a start. Read more…

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  • After gas guzzlers

    After gas guzzlers

    Toledo Blade Editorial August 30, 2012 The quest for fuel-efficient cars and trucks helped bring the U.S. auto industry back from the brink of collapse. Continuing on that policy path can create 570,000 new jobs by 2030, including a projected 21,000 in Ohio and 20,000 in Michigan, at a relatively low cost to American consumers… Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken cites a new report by three environmental groups that claims the reshaped, more fuel-efficient U.S. auto industry is responsible for […]

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  • Fuel efficiency drives revitalization of the auto industry

    Fuel efficiency drives revitalization of the auto industry

    by Russ White MLIVE August 27, 2012 With the launch of new federal vehicle fuel economy rules, the American auto industry has grown by nearly a quarter million jobs since June 2009 when the auto industry hit bottom, according to a new report available from DrivingGrowth.org. The report from DrivingGrowth.org finds that fuel efficiency is a major factor behind the gains in U.S. auto jobs. A website that tracks the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry, DrivingGrowth.org is sponsored by […]

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