Gasoline – Fuel Efficiency

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July 22, 2010 - Industry News

2011 Ford Explorer 30% More Fuel-Efficient

DEARBORN, MI - The new Explorer, arriving in showrooms later this year, has a reduced vehicle weight compared to the previous model. Extensive use of lighter and stronger high-strength steels add durability while saving weight.

Tags: Ford Explorer, 2011-MY

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2.

Tags: Renewable Fuels Standard, EPA

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Nissan Unveils 2011 Vehicle Lineup

The automaker’s all-new pure electric LEAF and motosports-inspired JUKE lead the lineup and will be introduced later this year.

Tags: Nissan

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

Chrysler’s Eight-Speed Transmission to Boost MPG

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler's eight-speed transmission, set to premiere in 2013, will help boost fuel economy and reduce emissions, according to the automaker.

Tags: Transmissions, Chrysler, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas

June 10, 2010 - Industry News

Allegheny County to Stick to 4-Cylinder Models

PITTSBURGH - Switching fleet vehicles to four-cylinder models is just one part of a recommended strategy to help decrease the county government's overall carbon emissions, energy consumption, and water usage by 20 percent by 2015.

Tags: Four-Cylinder, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas

May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Ford Bolstering Flex-Fuel Vehicle Production

Ford said it plans to expand its fleet of flexible-fuel vehicles to 50 percent of vehicle production by 2012, as long as incentives continue to encourage the manufacturing, distribution and availability of renewable fuels, and the production of flexible-fuel vehicles.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Enova Integrates Ford F-150 & Chevy Express Cargo Van with All-Electric Ze Drive System

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc. expanded its all electric Zero Emissions (Ze) drive system offerings to include a Ford F-150 utility truck and Chevrolet Express cargo van.

Tags: Chevrolet, Ford F-150, Enova, Chevrolet Express

May 5, 2010 - Industry News

DTNA Reaches 10,000 New Orders for Vehicles Equipped with SCR Technology

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has secured more than 10,000 orders for new vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Tags: Cummins, DTNA, BlueTEC, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Cascadia, SCR

April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Fields: Ford’s Fleet Focus is Fuel Efficiency

In an online press conference on April 22, Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas and Kevin Koswick, director of North American fleet operations, outlined Ford’s fleet strategy and product plans for 2010 and beyond.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Kelly Blue Book Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2010

IRVINE, CA - The editors of Kelly Blue Book's Web site ( have named their Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. While this year's list includes several from last year's collection, it also includes newcomers such as the Volkswagen Golf TDI.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Ford 2011 Fleet Lineup is All 'Green'

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will offer 100 percent of its fleet vehicles this year with fuel-efficient powertrains and other sustainable technologies - including battery electric, hybrid, natural gas, propane, E-85, biodiesel, and EcoBoost.

Tags: Sustainability, E-85, Biodiesel, EcoBoost, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Chevrolet’s Cruze Eco Promises Fuel Efficiency

The Cruze Eco, which provides an estimated 40 mpg on the highway, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Fuel Economy

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

Ford to Launch 3 More EcoBoost Engines by Year-End

DETROIT - The three new engines will increase the number of global nameplates available with EcoBoost to 11, according to Ford.

Tags: Engine, EcoBoost

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Mazda’s New Fuel-Efficient Powertrain to Reach U.S. by 2011

NEW YORK - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced plans to launch the all-new SKY Concept powertrains into the U.S. market as early as 2011.

Tags: Mazda, Engine, Powertrains

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Virent Energy CEO to Head Biofuels Group

WASHINGTON - The Advanced BioFuels Association has elected Lee Edwards, CEO of Virent Energy Systems, as chairman of its board and Robert M. Ames, vice president and general manager of Tyson Foods, as board vice chairman.

Tags: Biofuels

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Pentastar V-6 Engine to Improve Fuel Efficiency

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Pentastar engine will ultimately replace seven current Chrysler Group V-6 engines and utilize advanced technologies from the Fiat alliance such as Multiair, direct-injection, and turbocharging.

Tags: Fuel, Pentastar, Fiat, Chrysler

February 4, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Chrysler Group LLC

Cummins will supply 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engines for Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks.

Tags: Cummins, Ram Truck, Diesel Engines, Chrysler

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

ACEEE Names the 'Greenest' & 'Meanest' Vehicles for 2010

In its 13th year, the Green Book Online, produced by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), has named Honda's natural gas-powered Civic GX as the "greenest vehicle" for 2010, while the Lamborghini Murcielago tops the "meanest vehicles" list.

November 24, 2009 - Industry News Proposes Car Stickers Display Monthly Fuel Costs

SANTA MONICA, CA - recently submitted a recommendation to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to make new car window stickers highlight usage costs rather than mpg numbers.

Tags: Fuel, MPG, Fuel Consumption, Edmunds, EPA

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

‘MythBusters’ Sets Out to Bust Fuel Efficiency Myths

SAN FRANCISCO - The Discovery Channel's television show "MythBusters" recently conducted several experiments to answer questions on fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

FedFleet Expo Highlights Fuel Efficiency

CHICAGO - The General Services Administration's recent Recovery Act purchase of 17,205 new, more fuel-efficient vehicles for the federal fleet are a key focus of this year's event.

Tags: Fuel, General Services Administration

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

For 2009, 18 GM Models Achieve 30 MPG or More on the Highway

DETROIT – GM offers 18 cars, crossovers, and SUV models for 2009-MY that get 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

Tags: Fuel, General Motors

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

Audi Shelves Hybrid Q7 in Favor of Smaller Q5

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi AG’s plan to develop a hybrid version of its Audi Q7 luxury SUV is on hold because the automaker has decided it wants to introduce its smaller Q5 SUV as a hybrid with a more advanced battery that remains under development.

Tags: Audi, Q7, Q5

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

Ford EcoBoost Engines Cruise 1 Million Miles in Testing, Delivering Fuel Economy, Performance

DEARBORN, MI – Ford's 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engines is proving reliable V-8 power with V-6 fuel economy.

Tags: EcoBoost

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

City Debates Switching Pickups for Hybrids

The city of Galveston, Texas wants to purchase hybrid vehicles, but says a pickup truck is sometimes necessary for job performance.

Tags: Prius, Ford F-150, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids



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