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  • GE Set to Buy 2,000 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-Ins

    GE Set to Buy 2,000 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-Ins

    by Joseph Szczesny The Detroit Bureau November 20, 2012 General Electric plans to purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids in what is described as the largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale. The move is part of GE’s commitment to convert half of its global fleet to alternative fuel vehicles. The maker has also said it will purchase Chevrolet Volt plug-ins as part of that switch the battery power and other cleaner technologies. “At GE, we are focused on providing […]

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  • GM: We’ll deliver 500,000 electric or hybrid vehicles by 2017

    GM: We’ll deliver 500,000 electric or hybrid vehicles by 2017

    by Nathan Bomey Detroit Free Press November 14, 2012 General Motors said today that it is committed to deliver at least 500,000 vehicles “with some form of electrification,” such as a hybrid drive system, by 2017… In the 500,000 figure, GM is counting vehicles that integrate eAssist, a mild-hybrid system that boosts fuel economy with stop-start capability, regenerative braking and an electric motor. GM said it would sell more than 50,000 vehicles with electrification technology in 2012. But GM said […]

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  • Ford’s EV+ Thinks Of Where You Are Going

    Ford’s EV+ Thinks Of Where You Are Going

    by Philippe Crowe HybridCars November 12, 2012 There is no doubt any one of us could get more efficiency out of our cars, EV or not, by learning to drive them in an optimized way. Ford thinks the same and found a way to get its hybrid vehicles to learn certain travel patterns from its drivers and optimize the time these vehicles are used in pure EV mode. Called EV+, the patent-pending feature helps vehicles learn frequent destinations and use […]

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  • Troy company seeks to revamp lead-acid battery

    Troy company seeks to revamp lead-acid battery

    by Joseph Szczesny The Oakland Press November 11, 2012 Stan Ovshinsky’s spirit of innovation lives on in a new, Troy-based start-up company, which is preparing to produce a new battery that can help make hybrid vehicles more powerful and less expensive. Ovshinsky died last month just short of his 90th birthday, but he helped inspire the creation of Energy Power Systems LLC in Troy, which has set about revamping the lead-acid battery, which has been used as a source of […]

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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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  • Ford stays flexible with small cars plant

    Ford stays flexible with small cars plant

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News November 9, 2012 Wayne ‚Äî Ford Motor Co.’s retooled and flexible Michigan Assembly Plant will test the company’s small-car sales forecasting abilities as the automaker mixes production of five different small cars with four different powertrains… About 5,170 workers on three shifts build the gasoline-powered Focus and Focus ST, an electric Focus, a C-Max Hybrid and most recently, a C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. Read more…

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