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  • Hybrids, electric cars lead charge in January sales for Ford

    Hybrids, electric cars lead charge in January sales for Ford

    by Karl Henkel, Detroit News, Jan. 31, 2013 Ford Motor Co.’s electrified vehicles will help boost its January auto sales, an early indicator of what could be a record-setting year for the Dearborn automaker’s growing hybrid and electric lineup. Led by the new Fusion Hybrid midsize sedan, Ford said it expects to report sales of at least 5,500 hybrids for January, which would shatter the company’s sales record for the month. Read more…

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  • Five takeaways from the Washington Auto Show’s energy efficiency policy summit

    Five takeaways from the Washington Auto Show’s energy efficiency policy summit

    by Mohana Ravindranath,Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2013 As the District prepares to kick off the 2013 Washington Auto Show, organizers hosted a policy summit this week to discuss industry prospects and consumers’ response to the automakers’ latest green technology. The two-part conference began with a panel discussion from auto industry experts about consumer, policy and economic pressures on the auto industry. Read more…

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  • U.S. Light-Vehicle Diesel Offerings to Double This Year, Bosch Exec Says

    U.S. Light-Vehicle Diesel Offerings to Double This Year, Bosch Exec Says

    by Herb Shuldiner WardsAuto January 31, 2012 WASHINGTON ‚Äì Auto makers are rolling out 22 additional diesel-powered light vehicles in the U.S. market this year, bringing the total to 42, says Andreas Sambel, director-diesel marketing for Bosch Automotive… What’s new is that diesel fuel economy may be enhanced by the use of stop/start systems already available in Europe on some models, he says. Diesel hybrid cars also can be an attractive package for car buyers interested in boosting fuel economy. […]

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  • GM to invest $200 million, add 400 jobs in Pontiac

    GM to invest $200 million, add 400 jobs in Pontiac

    by Michael Wayland, MLive.com, Jan. 30 2013 PONTIAC, MI- General Motors Co. will invest $200 million and add about 400 jobs at its powertrain engineering headquarters in Pontiac, officials announced Wednesday. …The engineering headquarters’ more than 3,000 employees are responsible for engineering, development and testing for all of the propulsion technology for the Detroit-based automaker. Read more…

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  • Ford Sees Fivefold Surge in U.S. Hybrid Sales on Way to Record

    Ford Sees Fivefold Surge in U.S. Hybrid Sales on Way to Record

    by Craig Trudell, Bloomberg News, Jan. 30 2013 Ford Motor Co. (F), which has introduced five new electric-powered models in the past year, expects its sales of hybrid vehicles to surge by fivefold in January to start a record year for the company. Ford will report that it sold more than 6,000 hybrid cars and utilities, led by the Fusion and C-Max models, this month, up from 1,209 a year earlier, the Dearborn, Michigan-based company said in an e-mailed statement. […]

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  • Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

    Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

    by Tom Krisher, Associated Press, Jan. 28 2013 Three automakers have banded together in an attempt to get fuel cell vehicles on the road faster. Ford, Nissan and Daimler said today they have signed a 3-way agreement for joint development of a common fuel system which they anticipate will enable them to put affordable, mass market fuel cell electric vehicles on the road as early as 2017. Read more…

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