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  • The path to 54.5 MPG need not be painful

    The path to 54.5 MPG need not be painful

    by Phyllis Cuttino Guest Opinion The Detroit News October 26, 2012 Carmakers in Detroit and beyond deserve high praise for making remarkable progress against a persistent challenge in the automobile age: how to squeeze more power from less fuel. Today’s array of smart, fast, safe and fuel-efficient cars of various sizes save consumers money at the pump, reduce our dependence on the volatile global oil market, cut tailpipe pollution, and raise the bar on technology innovation and competitive success across [...]

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  • GM advancement transforms magnesium into a lighter alternative to steel, aluminum

    GM advancement transforms magnesium into a lighter alternative to steel, aluminum

    by Nathan Bomey Detroit Free Press October 23, 2012 General Motors researchers who tinkered with magnesium in the laboratory have developed a proprietary way to use the metal as a lighter alternative to steel and aluminum in vehicles, the company said… The technological advancement could help GM suppliers replace steel and aluminum parts with magnesium, improving vehicle fuel economy and saving consumers money at the gas pump. Read more…

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  • Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets

    Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets

    by Thomas L. Friedman New York Times October 20, 2012 …As for Obama’s doubling of vehicle mileage by 2025, led by his Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation, it’s already driving more innovation in Detroit, as each car company figures out how it will improve mileage by 5 percent every year. The auto industry’s main newspaper, “Automotive News, used to be a sad collection of stories of failing dealerships and excess inventory,” notes Hal Harvey, the chief executive of [...]

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  • American consumers want more miles per gallon

    American consumers want more miles per gallon

    by David Champion, Consumer Reports; and Mark Cooper and Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America The Hill’s Congress Blog October 11, 2012 The recent adoption of a new national average fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2025 is not only one of the most important energy policy moves of the past quarter-century, it is also a big win for consumers… Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, two of the country’s leading consumer [...]

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  • Fuel Consumption, CO2 Pollution Drop Sharply  Thanks to Five-Year Boost in Fuel Economy

    Fuel Consumption, CO2 Pollution Drop Sharply Thanks to Five-Year Boost in Fuel Economy

    Analysts at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), who track fuel economy of U.S. vehicles, report that 6.1 billion gallons of gas have been saved ‚Äì and 120 billion pounds of pollution avoided ‚Äì thanks to rising fuel efficiency during the past five years. In 2007, UMTRI began tracking the sales-weighted fuel economy of all new light-duty U.S. vehicles. Research scientists Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle summarize their five-year findings in a new report titled “The Benefits of [...]

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  • Let’s count the ways to support new fuel-economy standards

    Let’s count the ways to support new fuel-economy standards

    Editorial The Youngstown Vindicator September 24, 2012 New fuel-economy standards for American-made automobiles and light trucks recently adopted by the Obama administration carry a multitude of potential perks for American consumers, the global environment and the Mahoning Valley economy. As such, all players in the race to meet or exceed them should embrace the exciting challenges and tangible rewards they promise… Read more…

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