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  • GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    by Anita Lienert, Edmonds.com, April 4, 2013 DETROIT‚Äî General Motors on Thursday said it will invest $332 million to build new fuel-efficient powertrains, including a new Ecotec small gasoline engine family, a new V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new small Ecotec is part of a new family of gasoline engines that includes three- and four-cylinder variants with displacements ranging from 1.0 to 1.5 liters. Read more…

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  • Beyond turbos, what car technology works to boost mpg?

    Beyond turbos, what car technology works to boost mpg?

    by Eric Evarts Consumer Reports March 22, 2013 The past few years have shown dramatic fuel economy improvements in all types of cars in our testing. Rather than exotic technology, such as hybrids and vehicle electrification, most of the improvements have come the old-fashioned way: through conventional technologies applied to gasoline engines. Read more…

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  • Cummins’ new ‘super truck’ to use 50% less fuel

    Cummins’ new ‘super truck’ to use 50% less fuel

    by Jeff Swiatek Indianapolis Star March 14, 2013 Cummins Inc. says it’s making progress in developing a new “super truck” that gulps 50 percent less fuel than typical long-haul tractor-trailers. The truck, designed with Peterbilt Motors Co. and other partners, averaged 9.9 miles a gallon in road tests last fall in Texas, the Indiana heavy-duty engine maker announced today. Read more…  

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  • “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “When I took this job in 2008,” says Mike Gammella, president of UAW Local 1250 in Brook Park, Ohio, “we had the foundry announced to be closed, and Engine Plant #1 had 66 people. It looked like we were vanishing.” But instead of vanishing, Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant #1 is now gaining $200 million in new investment, hundreds of new jobs, and a hot-selling new engine: the 2.0 liter EcoBoost, which powers several Ford vehicles and up until now has [...]

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  • Chrysler adding 1,250 jobs

    Chrysler adding 1,250 jobs

    by Lindsey Ziliak, Kokomo Tribune, Feb. 28 2013 Chrysler announced Thursday it was investing $374 million and adding 1,250 jobs in Kokomo and Tipton to increase its production of fuel-efficient transmissions. Once production begins on the new nine-speed transmissions, this area will house the largest transmission installation in the world… Read more

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  • Chrysler Investment Means New Jobs, Improved Fuel Economy

    Chrysler Investment Means New Jobs, Improved Fuel Economy

    by Jeff Gilbert WWJ Newsradio 950/CBS-Detroit February 28, 2013 Chrysler is putting $374 million into its Kokomo, Indiana transmission plant, adding 1,250 new jobs. “Let me just say that Kokomo is buzzing right now with energy,” said Brad Clark, who heads the transmission team at Kokomo. There are currently 6,000 workers at four plants in Kokomo. Chrysler will purchase a fifth plant from a supplier and use it to build all new nine speed transmissions. Read more and listen to [...]

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