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  • Los Angeles Auto Show was road map for how automakers will meet tough fuel economy standards

    Los Angeles Auto Show was road map for how automakers will meet tough fuel economy standards

    by Alisa Priddle Detroit Free Press December 6, 2012 Last month’s Los Angeles Auto Show was essentially a road map for how automakers will meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards more than a decade from now… An impressive mix of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles and a surprising number of diesel-powered vehicles dominated the Los Angeles Convention Center floor. Even among new traditional gas-only cars, most weigh hundreds of pounds less than their predecessors and are outfitted with multi-gear transmissions […]

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  • 1 in 4 vehicles already meet 2016 emission standards

    1 in 4 vehicles already meet 2016 emission standards

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News December 6, 2012 Ann Arbor ‚Äî About one-quarter of all new vehicles sold today would meet federal emissions standards for 2016, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Wednesday. Nearly 90 models sold today either meet 2016 emissions targets or can meet them with the addition of expected air conditioning improvements and with no powertrain improvements, Jeff Alson, senior policy advisor at the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality…. Read more…

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  • The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead

    The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead

    by Daniel Gross Columnist The Daily Beast December 4, 2012 November 2012 may not have been the best month for sales of cars in recent memory. Some 1.14 million cars were sold in the month. Analysts expect about 14.4 million cars will be sold in the U.S. this year, and that sales will rise again in 2013. That’s an impressive comeback, but it doesn’t approach the sales levels of 2007. But it is most likely to be the best month […]

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  • Many roads to fuel efficiency on display at L.A. Auto Show

    Many roads to fuel efficiency on display at L.A. Auto Show

    by Jerry Hirsch Los Angeles Times November 30, 2012 On one stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW shows off “the cars of tomorrow,” concepts powered by electricity. On another, Audi touts four new diesels. Ford, meanwhile, displays a tiny gasoline motor with an unprecedented mix of power and economy… “Instead of having a couple of electric vehicles, which are really only suited for a few people, you have mainstream vehicles that get you what you want and have […]

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  • Ford Fusion wins 2013 ‘Green Car of Year’ award

    Ford Fusion wins 2013 ‘Green Car of Year’ award

    by Nichola Groom and Bernie Woodall Reuters November 29, 2012 LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Co, which has emphasized boosting the fuel economy of its lineup to attract car buyers, won a top “green car” award for its Fusion midsize sedan, making it the least expensive model yet to earn the title… The Fusion, which starts at $21,700 for the gas-powered base model, won because it is offered in a wide range of powertrains, said Ron Cogan, editor of Green […]

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  • Detroit automakers bringing electrifying debuts to LA Auto Show

    Detroit automakers bringing electrifying debuts to LA Auto Show

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE November 20, 2012 DETROIT, MI- The Detroit Three will have electrifying lineups at the 2012 LA Auto Show. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC are each expected to debut or showcase electrified vehicles, including the public debuts of the all-electric Chevrolet Spark and Fiat 500 mini cars. “The green technology innovations demonstrated by automakers around the world continue to attract the attention of the car-buying public,” said Andy Fuzesi, general manager of […]

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