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  • Firms work to cut car weight

    Firms work to cut car weight

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News October 25, 2012 As automakers prepare to meet strict fuel-efficiency standards, some have already ditched ashtrays, CD players and spare tires to reduce weight. But the body, which makes up most of a typical car’s weight, will be the area where automakers will have to shed the most poundage if they want to meet upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. Read more…  

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  • Chrysler joins gas mileage wars with Dodge Dart Aero

    Chrysler joins gas mileage wars with Dodge Dart Aero

    by Colin Bird and Chris Woodyard USA TODAY October 7, 2012 Ford and General Motors both have “eco” versions of their smallest cars, models designed to squeeze even more gas savings out of them by using special tires, underbody panels and other tricks. Now Chrysler’s Dodge brand will have one, too… When it comes to boasting, Dart Arrow get about the same fuel economy as Chevrolet Cruze Eco (26/39 mpg), 2013 Ford Focus SFE (28/40 mpg) and the 2013 Mazda3 […]

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  • Fuel Efficiency Key to September Jobs Growth in U.S. Auto Sector

    For immediate release Contact: Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council, 312-651-7909 Ohio, Michigan and Indiana Job Impacts Highlighted; Video of Chrysler’s Fuel Efficient SUV Production Exemplifies Continued Growth Detroit ‚Äì October 5, 2012 ‚Äì The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report for September shows continued steady jobs growth in the U.S. auto sector. According to an analysis of BLS data by DrivingGrowth.org, a website tracking the revitalization of the U.S auto industry, September data show over 1.8 million workers in […]

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  • September Auto Sales Provide Latest Sign of Economic Rebound

    September Auto Sales Provide Latest Sign of Economic Rebound

    by Joseph Szczesny The Detroit Bureau October 3, 2012 For those wondering about the health of the overall U.S. economy, unexpectedly strong September car sales ‚Äì which reached their highest level since March 2008 ‚Äì send a signal things are on the right track… The domestic heavy hitter, meanwhile, was the Chrysler Group which posted its 30th consecutive month of sales gains during September, thanks to growing demand for its new 2013 Dodge Dart. Read more…

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  • Auto Sales Are Highest in 4 Years

    Auto Sales Are Highest in 4 Years

    by Bill Vlasic New York Times October 2, 2012 DETROIT ‚Äî Unemployment is still high and the so-called fiscal cliff is looming, but those worries didn’t slow down the nation’s car and truck buyers in September… “Fuel economy remains one of the most important features customers want today,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s head of United States marketing, sales and service. Read more…

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  • Denver Debate Prep: Facts about Auto Jobs and More Efficient Cars

    Denver Debate Prep: Facts about Auto Jobs and More Efficient Cars

    While Denver, Colorado is hosting the first presidential election debate, the hot topic of jobs will likely focus on states like Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, the center of the domestic auto industry. The recovery of auto manufacturing jobs is a highlight in the economy.

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