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  • Industry buys into fuel economy rules

    Industry buys into fuel economy rules

    by Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press October 21, 2012 The U.S. government has set tough fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, and Detroit’s automakers couldn’t be happier. What mad world is this? The famously balky industry that once swore people could never afford cars with crazy technology like air bags has taken a leap of faith in its ability to invent and innovate. “They’re aggressive standards, but the industry wouldn’t have bought in if they weren’t achievable,” said Chris […]

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  • Automakers roll out the high-mpgs

    Automakers roll out the high-mpgs

    by Casey Williams Indianapolis Star October 20, 2012 …As the original CAFE standard did in the ’70s and ’80s, the new requirements will spark technology and create jobs in the automotive sector. Unlike before, automakers didn’t really rebel because everybody is playing by the same set of rules and the rise in showroom prices is offset by fuel savings. Read more…

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  • A Model Year Ends, A New TV Season Begins, and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Are Up

    A Model Year Ends, A New TV Season Begins, and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Are Up

    by David Friedman Deputy Director, Clean Vehicles October 17, 2012 Fall is officially here and television lovers are tuning in to the new season of their favorite shows. And, in an annual ritual dating back more than 60 years, we TV viewers are also tuning in to commercials from car companies promoting their 2013 Model Year (MY) line of cars and trucks. Of course, for me the start of the new model year also means it is a great time […]

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  • GM’s Reuss: Electrification of auto industry is inevitable

    GM’s Reuss: Electrification of auto industry is inevitable

    by David Muller MLIVE October 16, 2012 DETROIT, MI – It could be said that General Motors is doubling down on the electrification of the automobile, if not for the fact that such a change in the industry is inevitable… Reuss said the transformation may take longer than some expect, which is why further refining internal combustion engines is also a necessity, he said, noting that turbos have been adjusted on the Chevy Cruze engine and additional speeds are being […]

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  • GM to build Cadillac ELR plug-in at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

    GM to build Cadillac ELR plug-in at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News October 16, 2012 General Motors Co. will build its new Cadillac ELR plug-in electric luxury coupe at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, beginning late next year, GM’s North American President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. The plant, which also builds the Chevrolet Volt, will get a $35 million investment to build the extended-range electric ELR… The Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which employs about 1,560 workers, also builds the Opel Ampera for European markets, the Holden Volt for Australia and […]

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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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