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New U.S. Autos Continue to Improve Miles Per Gallon

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection... Full Story

Japan Urges Washington To Endorse Pacific Trade Pact

posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

U.S. automakers however are worried about access to Japan's market. Full Story

California Poised to Vote on New 'Clean Car' Regulations

posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The head of California's air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment.     ... Full Story

Tornadoes Shut Mercedes, Other Southern Automakers

posted on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The devastating tornadoes that swept across Alabama and other southern states Wednesday caused widespread power outages, shut down several large manufacturing plants and could disrupt the region's fragile economic recovery. Full Story

Market to Market (December 24, 2010)

posted on December 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Market to Market (December 24, 2010)
Full Program: The outlook for commodity prices is bright, and new data suggest recovery may be on its way to Main Street. A coalition of automakers files suit against EPA over its authorization of 15 percent ethanol in U.S. gasoline. And, we'll examine a growing... Full Story

Car Dealers Appeal Ruling on California Emissions

posted on September 18, 2009 at 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Auto dealers and business leaders on Thursday appealed a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency that allowed California to establish the nation's first greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, setting the stage for... Full Story

Auto Industry Suppliers Cross Over to Wind Power

posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pete Ostrander and the manufacturer he works for took a hard look at the auto industry four years ago, and neither liked what they saw. Full Story

GM Says 7,500 Hourly Workers Decide to Leave

posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

DETROIT (AP) — About 7,500 General Motors Corp workers — roughly 12 percent of the automaker's U.S hourly work force — have signed up to take buyout and early retirement incentives to leave the company, GM said Thursday. Full Story

Auto Suppliers to Get $5 Billion in Aid

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department will pump up to $5 billion in financing into troubled auto parts suppliers to prevent an auto industry collapse that could undermine the government's work to restructure General Motors and Chrysler. Full Story

Study Says U.S. Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Could Make 75 Billion Gallons

posted on February 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Study Says U.S. Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Could Make 75 Billion Gallons
The Agriculture Department predicted this week that 2009 will be another good year for the farm economy, though earnings will not equal those of 2007 and 2008. Full Story

Automakers Plan for the Future

posted on January 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Automakers Plan for the Future
Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based POET announced this week it is now producing cellulosic ethanol at its pilot plant in Scotland, South Dakota. Full Story

Judge Rejects Automakers' Bid to Scrap State Emission rules

posted on September 14, 2007 at 8:09 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt (AP) - Vermont, New York and other states score a victory in their fight to get car makers to comply with rules aimed at reducing global warming. Full Story

Ford to use Soybean-Based Foam in Mustang Seats

posted on July 13, 2007 at 8:07 PM

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co will put soybean-based foam cushions in the seats of the 2008 Mustang and may do the same with other models as well, eventually saving thousands of barrels of oil in the manufacturing process, the automaker said... Full Story

GM to Move Fuel Cell Research from Lab to Production

posted on June 22, 2007 at 8:06 PM

WARREN, Michigan (AP) - If everything goes right, regular people will be driving hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles in a few test areas across the globe within five or six years, according to a top General Motors Corp official. Full Story

E85 Cars Are A Gas

posted on March 30, 2007 at 8:03 PM

E85 Cars Are A Gas
President Bush met on the White House lawn this week with leaders of the Big Three automakers to kick the tires of cutting-edge vehicles and fuel support for his energy policies. Full Story
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