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  • GM says it’s first to reach 1 million vehicles at 30 mpg highway

    GM says it’s first to reach 1 million vehicles at 30 mpg highway

    By Melissa Burden, Detroit News, Jan. 3 2013 General Motors Co. said Thursday it sold more than 1 million vehicles in 2012 with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of at least 30 miles per gallon highway. The Detroit-based company said it was the first U.S. automaker to hit that threshold in the United States. Read More…

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  • Industry buys into fuel economy rules

    Industry buys into fuel economy rules

    by Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press October 21, 2012 The U.S. government has set tough fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, and Detroit’s automakers couldn’t be happier. What mad world is this? The famously balky industry that once swore people could never afford cars with crazy technology like air bags has taken a leap of faith in its ability to invent and innovate. “They’re aggressive standards, but the industry wouldn’t have bought in if they weren’t achievable,” said Chris [...]

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  • Ford Fusion gets class-leading 47 mpg rating for city/highway

    Ford Fusion gets class-leading 47 mpg rating for city/highway

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News September 18, 2012 The hybrid version of Ford Motor Co.’s all-new Fusion midsize sedan has received an Environmental Protection Agency certified 47 miles per gallon for both city and highway driving, the Dearborn automaker said Tuesday, giving the vehicle the highest fuel-efficiency of any hybrid in its class. Read more…

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  • Study: More MPG = More Jobs

    Study: More MPG = More Jobs

    The connection may not seem obvious but improving the miles per gallon of our cars spurs job creation. This is for two reasons: (1) improving automobile efficiency requires the addition of new technologies, which are designed and manufactured by adding workers in the auto industry and (2) money saved on gasoline by drivers will be spent on other goods and services, increasing jobs across the economy. New Study from Blue Green Alliance: Job growth resulting from more efficient cars is [...]

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  • Daimler shows big rig getting almost 10 miles per gallon

    Daimler shows big rig getting almost 10 miles per gallon

    By JEFF PLUNGIS Bloomberg May 30, 2012 Daimler AG (DAI)‘s Freightliner unit demonstrated a heavy-duty truck that got 9.3 miles per gallon under realistic driving conditions, becoming the first company in the U.S. to reach fuel-economy goals set by President Barack Obama‘s administration. Read more…  

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  • Suppliers ride the MPG wave; saving fuel brings soaring profits

    Suppliers ride the MPG wave; saving fuel brings soaring profits

    By CHARLES CHILD Automotive News May 21, 2012 Gasoline at $4 a gallon and government-mandated fuel economy targets are creating vast opportunities for many big global suppliers. In North America, those suppliers are selling turbochargers, direct injection, stop-start equipment, eight-speed transmissions and many other systems that save fuel. “If you bring a real idea to an OEM to improve fuel economy or lower emissions, they will seriously listen,” says Tim Manganello, CEO of BorgWarner Inc., a top maker of turbochargers. [...]

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