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  • General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    General Motors Chief Bets on Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

    Environment News Service March 12, 2013 HOUSTON, Texas ‚Äì The United States is poised to achieve long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production, says General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. Speaking at last week’s IHS CERA Week energy conference, hosted by business services and information provider IHS, Akerson said General Motors is developing the industry’s most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars, trucks and crossovers to meet […]

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  • GM Outlines Strategy to Slash Fuel Consumption

    GM Outlines Strategy to Slash Fuel Consumption

    By Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau, March 7, 2013 It may seem like an odd choice to pitchfuelefficiency and energy independence in Texas, but General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson took that message to the Lone Star State today, telling participants in an energy conference that America is on the right track as it curbs consumption and develops domestic resources while curbing fuel imports. Read more…  

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  • Korean auto supplier expands its Holland Township operations

    Korean auto supplier expands its Holland Township operations

    by Jim Harger MLIVE February 21, 2013 HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI ‚Äì GNS America is preparing to move into a 30,000 square foot addition to the 100,000 square foot metal stamping facility the South Korean-based company acquired 3¬Ω years ago. GNS, which employs 95 at the facility, will add 15 new employees when the $2 million addition at 13341 Quincy Street is complete, according to a news release issued by Elzinga & Volkers, the contractor for the project… he new facility […]

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  • Automakers Shed the Pounds to Meet Fuel Efficiency Standards

    Automakers Shed the Pounds to Meet Fuel Efficiency Standards

    by Kevin Bullis MIT Technology Review February 20, 2013 Automakers are putting some of their best-selling vehicles on a diet in a race to meet strict new fuel-efficiency regulations that will kick in by the middle of the next decade. The trend has automakers introducing lighter vehicles and embarking on demonstration projects designed to carve hundreds of kilograms off their most popular vehicles. Last month, for example, GM received major awards for its new Cadillac ATS sedan that weighs 3,315 […]

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  • Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel in Boost for Rio: Commodities

    Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel in Boost for Rio: Commodities

    ByYuliya Fedorinova and Marina Sysoyev, Bloomberg News, Feb. 6 2013 Carmakers from Ford Motor Co. toAudi AGand Jaguar Land Rover Plc are using record amounts of aluminum to replace heavier steel, providing relief to producers of the metal confronting excess supplies anddepressedprices. Aluminum content in vehicles is rising about 5 percent a year and growth will accelerate in the next decade as drivers seek improved fuel economy and lower emissions, according toGayle Berry, a London-based analyst at Barclays Plc. Read […]

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  • Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel

    Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel

    by Yuliya Fedorinova and Marina Sysoyeva Bloomberg News February 6, 2013 Carmakers from Ford Motor Co. to Audi AG and Jaguar Land Rover Plc are using record amounts of aluminum to replace heavier steel, providing relief to producers of the metal confronting excess supplies and depressed prices… “Tightening fuel economy regulations continue to drive the growth of the aluminum usage,” said Charlie Durant, senior consultant at London-based metals analysis company CRU. Read more…

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