Chrysler abatements mean more area jobs

by Ken de la Bastide
Kokomo Tribune
December 17, 2012

…David Cole, chairman emeritus of the Michigan based Center for Automotive Research, said the bigger picture involves auto companies moving from the traditional 4-, 5- and 6-speed transmissions to 7-, 8- and 9-speed transmissions to obtain more fuel efficiency…

“The race is to find every technology to add fuel efficiency,” Cole said. “The 8- and 9-speed transmissions are in demand. Chrysler is ahead of the game.”

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