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  • Automakers turn to advanced new technologies to boost fuel economy

    Automakers turn to advanced new technologies to boost fuel economy

    by Robert Schoenberger The Plain Dealer September 1, 2012 Since the 1940s, the biggest technical choice car buyers faced was manual or automatic transmission… With tougher fuel-economy rules set for the 2016 model year and a mandate to double fuel economy by 2025, automakers are turning to newer technologies that will be unfamiliar to many. Consumers will have to consider dual-clutch transmissions, continuously variable transmissions and a host of electrified options. Read more and see links to videos on multi-speed […]

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  • Multi-speed transmissions boost fuel economy in most new cars

    Multi-speed transmissions boost fuel economy in most new cars

    by Robert Schoenberger The Plain Dealer September 1, 2012 Even if you stick with traditional manual or automatic transmissions, the number of choices goes up. Most new cars and trucks are coming out with six gears with several automakers offering as many as eight… Read more and see video…

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  • 10 Ways Automakers Are Helping You Spend Less On Gasoline

    10 Ways Automakers Are Helping You Spend Less On Gasoline

    by Joann Muller Forbes August 30, 2012 Until lately, fuel economy standards, first established in 1975, hadn’t changed much since the mid-1980s. But now the Obama Administration is ratcheting up pressure on the auto industry to dramatically increase the average miles-per-gallon of each company’s fleet… While they’ve been known to kick and scream about fuel economy rules for years, automakers are actually quite good at finding innovative ways to improve fuel efficiency. Our friends over at Total Car Score, a […]

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  • U.S. Suppliers of Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

    U.S. Suppliers of Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

    By Natural Resources Defense Council, National Widlife Federation and United Auto Workers August 2011 Emerging from recent economic turmoil, the United States automotive industry is again profitable. Consumers are demanding cars and light trucks that go farther on a gallon of fuel, and the industry is meeting those demands by adding technologies that improve fuel economy and cut carbon pollution. Vehicle efficiency and emissions reductions are being further encouraged by the first significant improvements in fuel economy standards for both […]

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