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  • Auto Maker Fuel Economy, Emissions Improvements on Track

    Auto Maker Fuel Economy, Emissions Improvements on Track

    by James Amend, WardsAuto.com, April 29, 2013 U.S. auto makers made record mileage and carbon-dioxide-emissions improvements in model-year ’12 and appear on track to meeting first-year targets in the industry’s march toward new federally mandated levels of fuel efficiency… Read more

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  • Chrysler to invest near $20M next year in its Perrysburg machining plant

    Chrysler to invest near $20M next year in its Perrysburg machining plant

    by Tyrel Linkhorn The Toledo Blade April 26, 2013 Chrysler Group LLC said today it will invest almost $20 million next year in its machining plant in Perrysburg Township. The investment will boost capacity for a torque converter that will be paired with Chrysler’s upcoming nine-speed automatic transmission scheduled to debut in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The nine-speed transmissions will be built at a Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Ind… The nine-speed transmission is key to helping Jeep boost the Cherokee’s fuel [...]

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  • CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    by Tom Murphy WardsAuto April 23, 2013 When 54.5 mpg (4.3 L/100 km) corporate average fuel economy standards take effect in 2025, more than 90% of vehicles on U.S. roads will employ 8-speed transmissions and downsized turbocharged engines using direct fuel injection, an Environmental Protection Agency official says. Likewise, turbochargers will gain power density as they grow in popularity for light-duty applications, says Edward Nam, director of the EPA’s Light Duty Vehicles & Small Engines Center in Ann Arbor, MI. [...]

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  • Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    by Byron Pope Wards Auto April 17, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äì Looming global regulations calling for increased fuel economy and reduced emissions have auto makers thinking outside the box in developing high-tech powertrain solutions. Long-term strategies differ to some degree, but auto makers and suppliers on hand for a panel discussion here all say they are approaching the challenge from a total-systems perspective. Read more…

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  • GM, Ford team up on transmission development

    GM, Ford team up on transmission development

    by Melissa Burden and Karl Henkel, Detroit News April 15, 2013 Crosstown rivals General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. said today they have signed an agreement to jointly develop advanced nine-speed and 10-speed transmissions, a move that likely will save each company hundreds of millions of dollars and meet competitors’ offerings faster. “Ten-speeds put them ahead,” said Jim Hall, analyst at 2953 Analytics LLP, in a telephone interview. “People now are working on eights and nines. Tens are on [...]

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  • Leaner, fitter GM emerges in fighting form after bailout

    Leaner, fitter GM emerges in fighting form after bailout

    By Tyrel Linkhorn, April 8, 2013 Dan Ammann, a top executive with General Motors Co., believes the slimmed-down company is developing and building the best cars and trucks it has ever made… The ToledoTransmissionplanthas received three investments totaling about $342 million since 2011. The most recent, a $55.7 million investment announced Thursday, is the final chunk of money needed to prepare the plant tobeginproducing an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission for GM.   Read more…

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