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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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  • Experts Respond To Distortions Of Electric Car’s Environmental Benefits

    Experts Respond To Distortions Of Electric Car’s Environmental Benefits

    by Jill Fitzsimmons Media Matters for America March 13, 2013 Fox News is promoting a Wall Street Journal column by Bjorn Lomborg to claim that electric vehicles are “even worse” for the environment than conventional gasoline cars. But experts say Lomborg’s assumptions are out of step with reality and that the environmental benefits of electric vehicles will only grow in the near-future. …as the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Max Baumherner noted, the study used estimates for production emissions that are [...]

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  • Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Needs a Better Accountant

    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Needs a Better Accountant

    NRDC’s Max Baumhefner refutes WSJ op-ed on Green Cars.

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  • The future looks bright for high mileage vehicles

    The future looks bright for high mileage vehicles

    by Don Bain Torque News December 19, 2012 Speaking during a new conference today, Alan L. Baum, principal at Baum & Associates and Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst for Natural Resources Defense Council agreed the future could not look better for high mileage vehicles and the American consumer… Read more…

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  • Area auto plants adding jobs as sales surge

    Area auto plants adding jobs as sales surge

    by Steve Bennish Dayton Daily News December 4, 2012 Surging sales of new vehicles are boosting job growth in Ohio and other states closely tied to the auto industry… Ohio, Indiana and Michigan lost an estimated 275,000 auto manufacturing jobs through much of the previous decade. Driving Growth, a project sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that Bureau of Labor Statistics data show the U.S. auto sector has added 235,400 jobs as of October since an employment low [...]

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  • Obama victory may boost EV agenda, spur rules on emissions, safety

    Obama victory may boost EV agenda, spur rules on emissions, safety

    by Gabe Nelson Automotive News November 7, 2012 President Barack Obama’s second term likely will include a return to an agenda of support for electric vehicles and also could clear the way for new rules on tailpipe emissions and auto safety that his appointees have been eager to release… On electric cars and other cleaner technologies promoted by the EPA and the Department of Energy, “I expect us to pick up again in a second term and put everything back [...]

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