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Content posted in September 2012
Slideshow: Fuel-Stingy Technologies Set Sights on 54.5 MPG
Automotive News 
9/18/2012  95 comments
From fuel injectors and air conditioning compressors to tires and power steering systems, we offer a potpourri of technologies aimed at boosting CAFE to 54.5mpg.
Chevy Volt: It's Not Time to Panic
Automotive News 
9/12/2012  77 comments
Is GM really losing $49,000 on each Chevy Volt?
Experts Split on New 54.5MPG Rule
Automotive News 
9/11/2012  94 comments
Experts disagreed last week on the long-term outcome of the government's recent 54.5-mpg rule, with consumer advocates hailing the new mandate, and engineering consultants warning that it would send costs skyrocketing.
Lead-Acid Batteries Seek New Role in Hybrids, Plug-Ins
Automotive News 
9/10/2012  27 comments
Using a souped-up version of a chemistry that's been around since the days of Edison, a Detroit-area startup wants to slash the costs of batteries for hybrids and plug-in cars.




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