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  • Q&A: Larry Nitz says GM “committed to electrification as a long-term journey”

    Q&A: Larry Nitz says GM “committed to electrification as a long-term journey”

    by Gary Witzenberg, AutoBlogGreen, March 11, 2013 Anyone who still doesn’t believe thatGeneral Motorsis serious about advanced technology in general, and vehicle electrification in particular, hasn’t yet learned that post-bankruptcy GM is a very different company run by different people with a different set of priorities, most of which we would all applaud. One clear sign of this was the company’s offering of a long list of key executives, including top technology leaders, for media interviews during January’sDetroit Auto Show. […]

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  • GM Outlines Strategy to Slash Fuel Consumption

    GM Outlines Strategy to Slash Fuel Consumption

    By Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau, March 7, 2013 It may seem like an odd choice to pitchfuelefficiency and energy independence in Texas, but General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson took that message to the Lone Star State today, telling participants in an energy conference that America is on the right track as it curbs consumption and develops domestic resources while curbing fuel imports. Read more…  

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  • U-M study: New vehicle sales remain at record-high for fuel efficiency

    U-M study: New vehicle sales remain at record-high for fuel efficiency

    By David Shephardson, Detroit News, March 7, 2013 Washington‚Äî Amid high gas prices, thefuel efficiencyof new cars and trucks sold in February remains at a record-high. The University of Michigan said average fuel-economy value ofnew vehiclessold in the United States in February was 24.5 mpg. This ties the record high reached in January and is up 4.4 mpg, or more than 20 percent, since October 2007, when it began monitoring. Read more…    

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  • Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel in Boost for Rio: Commodities

    Carmakers Use Aluminum Over Steel in Boost for Rio: Commodities

    ByYuliya Fedorinova and Marina Sysoyev, Bloomberg News, Feb. 6 2013 Carmakers from Ford Motor Co. toAudi AGand Jaguar Land Rover Plc are using record amounts of aluminum to replace heavier steel, providing relief to producers of the metal confronting excess supplies anddepressedprices. Aluminum content in vehicles is rising about 5 percent a year and growth will accelerate in the next decade as drivers seek improved fuel economy and lower emissions, according toGayle Berry, a London-based analyst at Barclays Plc. Read […]

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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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  • 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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