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  • Nissan: Leaf Price Cut Mainly Result of U.S. Assembly

    Nissan: Leaf Price Cut Mainly Result of U.S. Assembly

    by Christie Schweinsberg WardsAuto January 25, 2012 …The price drop from the ’12 to ’13 model, from $35,200 to $28,800, is almost entirely due to Nissan’s decision to localize production of the car and many of its components at its Smyrna, TN, plant, Executive Vice President Andy Palmer tells WardsAuto in an interview. Read more…

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  • As Fuel Economy Gains Stature with Drivers, So Does Diesel

    As Fuel Economy Gains Stature with Drivers, So Does Diesel

    by Mike Ramsey and Christina Rogers, Wall St. Journal, Jan. 23 2013 In the race to make cars go farther on a gallon of fuel, diesel is suddenly gaining some ground. …General Motors Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Mazda Motor Corp. are all preparing to offer diesel models in 2013, expanding the choices available to U.S. drivers. Read more…

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  • Lighter-weight steel use touted at auto show

    Lighter-weight steel use touted at auto show

    by Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press January 18, 2013 The benefits of improving fuel economy through the use of lighter-weight steel and other materials is often overshadowed by the buzz surrounding electric and hybrid cars. But the benefits of lighter-weight, high-strength steel are on full display at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Read more…

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  • The Fruits Of Michigan University Research Are On The Auto Show Floor

    The Fruits Of Michigan University Research Are On The Auto Show Floor

    by Matt Roush, CBS Detroit, Jan. 17 2013 DETROIT ‚Äî When you see all the technological advances at the North American International Auto Show, you’re seeing Michigan higher education at work. Officials with the Michigan University Research Corridor ‚Äî the research consortium of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University ‚Äî touted its contribution to automotive progress on the Auto Show floor Thursday. Read more…

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  • In Detroit, Automakers Take Strides Toward New Obama Standards

    In Detroit, Automakers Take Strides Toward New Obama Standards

    by Tim McDonnell, ClimateDesk.org, Jan. 17th 2013 Alan Baum has to shout into the phone for me to hear him over the cacophony of the Detroit Auto Show, which opened Monday. Around him, thousands of journalists swarm from one new car to the next, lights flash, DJs spin, and the cream of the world’s automotive crop glistens. “A lot of show and not a lot of substance,” Baum, an industry analyst, jokes. Just to look around at the “performance” cars […]

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  • Detroit auto show visitors will see cars and trucks with more power, fuel economy

    Detroit auto show visitors will see cars and trucks with more power, fuel economy

    By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, Jan. 17 2013 Compromise, schmompromise. The 2013 North American International Auto Show is about having your cake and eating it, too. “It’s all about increasing efficiency without penalizing performance,” Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz said at the show this week. Cars and trucks that offer more power and higher fuel economy are the order of the day on the show floor at Cobo Center, where the show opens to the public Saturday. Read more… […]

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