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  • GM unveils small-block, LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine for ’14 Chevrolet Corvette

    GM unveils small-block, LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine for ’14 Chevrolet Corvette

    by Melissa Burden Detroit News October 24, 2012 Pontiac ‚Äî General Motors Co. Wednesday debuted its all-new small-block, LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine, which will power the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. In what GM is calling the most significant redesign in its history, the fifth-generation small block will include a direct injection fuel system and active fuel management, or cylinder deactivation, which helps it achieve greater fuel efficiency and will give owners more miles out of a gallon of gas. GM […]

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  • The internal combustion engine is far from dead

    The internal combustion engine is far from dead

    by Anne VanderMey CNNMoney/Fortune October 22, 2012 Absent a revolutionary breakthrough within the next few years, carmakers from Volkswagen to BMW are now finding new ways to work with what they have. That’s becoming especially important with a looming hike in fuel economy standards in the U.S. to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025… To meet the new standards, companies are combining an array of existing technologies to eke out every possible bit of fuel savings from the 120-year-old internal […]

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  • The Composite Technology of Fuel Efficiency

    The Composite Technology of Fuel Efficiency

    by Travis Hessman Industry Week October 17, 2012 The gauntlet has been dropped. The White House has doubled-down on its drive for fuel efficiency, setting a new 54.5 miles per gallon standard for cars and light trucks by 2025. This means combustion, electric and hybrid vehicles are now primed for a decade-long war to see which technology can best meet the challenge. Read more…

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  • The Future of Fuel Efficiency

    The Future of Fuel Efficiency

    In this three part series, Ars Technica looks at the latest innovations in fuel efficiency.. and what the future holds. Part One: More bang, less buck: How car engine tech does more with less by Jonathan M. Gitlin, October 1, 2012 This article covers combustion engine design and turbocharging. Part Two: The road ahead: How we’ll get to 54.5 mpg by 2025 by Jonathan M. Gitlin and Kyle Niemeyer, October 8, 2012 Part Two covers new CAFE standards, start-stop technology, […]

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  • Ford will build on EcoBoost success

    Ford will build on EcoBoost success

    by Karl Henkel Detroit News October 11, 2012 Ford Motor Co.’s new head of worldwide powertrain engineering remembers working on the Dearborn automaker’s first EcoBoost engine ‚Äî the 3.5-liter V6 in 2009 ‚Äî that eventually became an option in its best-selling F-150. Expectations were so low, in fact, that Ford now sells more EcoBoost-equipped F-150s each month ‚Äî about 40 percent of all F-150 sales ‚Äî than it originally anticipated selling each year. Read more…

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  • Millions of tiny parts add up to big growth prospects for West Michigan automotive supplier

    Millions of tiny parts add up to big growth prospects for West Michigan automotive supplier

    by Jim Harger MLIVE October 4, 2012 KENTWOOD, MI ‚Äì Thanks to its tiny precision parts that are giving cars better gasoline mileage, Autocam Corp. is poised to grow bigger in West Michigan… Autocam, which has 14 manufacturing facilities and employs more than 1,700 in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, probably will add about 200 employees to the 686 employees it currently has in West Michigan, Kennedy said. Most of the growth will come from Autocam’s production of […]

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