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  • Fuel-efficient cars: Achieving 54.5 mpg by 2025

    Fuel-efficient cars: Achieving 54.5 mpg by 2025

    by Casey Williams Special to Tribune Newspapers November 10, 2012 There are two ways to import less oil: Pump more or reduce use. Since 1975, when the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were set by the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency, the goal has been to do at least as much of the latter as the former. When standards were being implemented, averages were below 13-mpg. By law, they ramped up to 27.5-mpg in 1985, leading to […]

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  • Internal Combustion Engine’s Best Days Still Ahead

    Internal Combustion Engine’s Best Days Still Ahead

    by Drew Winter WardsAuto November 8, 2012 To hear some talk, one might think the internal-combustion engine is the buggy whip of the 21st century, ready to fade into obscurity as more modern alternatives take over. But rather than withering away, a new generation of fun-to-drive engines is debuting on the automotive scene with unheard of fuel economy and performance. More are on the way. Read more…

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  • Consumers turning to turbo

    Consumers turning to turbo

    by Chris Chase Ottawa Citizen November 6, 2012 Fuel economy, sustained power prompt marketplace acceptance of turbocharged engines Turbocharging is hardly new, but this technique of using exhaust gases to force-feed air and fuel into an engine to boost horsepower (also known as forced induction) is enjoying a resurgence, as car companies seek to deal a blow to the notion that pleasing performance has to come with high fuel consumption. Read more…  

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  • CPT Says Higher-Tech Stop/Start System Nearing Market

    CPT Says Higher-Tech Stop/Start System Nearing Market

    by David E. Zola WardsAuto November 2, 2012 LIVONIA, MI ‚Äì Stop/start systems, popular in Europe but still struggling to secure a beachhead in the U.S., are gaining sophistication as auto makers look to squeeze out every last mile per gallon while appeasing customer demands for more seamless operation… Now, U.K.-based CPT, formed out of a 2007 management-led buyout of a Visteon operation in Essex, says its SpeedStart system will be ready for application in production vehicles in 2015, with […]

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  • Innovative “Off Cycle” Credits Give Stop-Start Systems, Other New Technologies Big Boost in Marketplace

    Innovative “Off Cycle” Credits Give Stop-Start Systems, Other New Technologies Big Boost in Marketplace

    New provisions in the recently finalized model year 2017 to 2025 carbon and fuel efficiency rules are set to give a huge boost to Innovative fuel-efficiency technologies. These new so-called “off-cycle credits” provisions — buried amidst 3,000 pages of regulatory documents — are a new addition to the federal clean car programs standards that require the equivalent of 54.5 mpg by 2025. The big winner of the new credit system is stop-start ignition systems.

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  • New GM Small Block Pairs Power, Efficiency

    New GM Small Block Pairs Power, Efficiency

    by Tom Murphy WardsAuto October 30, 2012 PONTIAC, MI ‚Äì General Motors excited powertrain enthusiasts last week by unveiling and detailing its fifth-generation small-block V-8 that will power the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette sports car that goes on sale next year. But the 6.2L LT1 Corvette application will be a tiny fraction of a much larger engine family that will power Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks, SUVs and other performance cars… Read more…

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