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    Report: Chrysler going with EcoDiesel brand name?
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    Chrysler appears to have chosen "EcoDiesel" as its branded name for a new line of diesel models set to arrive in the States shortly. The artwork above was registered with the U.S. Patents and Trademark office just last month, with the "3.0L" nomenclature denoting the displacement of its first ...

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    Report: California's low-emission vehicle rules enhancing market for ZEV credits
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    The California Air Resources Board's Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate has already created so-called "compliance cars." The corollary is a growing market for ZEV credits. That is, a way for companies who aren't selling enough ZEVs (which, in this case, include pure electric vehicles, fuel ...

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    Report: Marchionne: We're only making Fiat 500 EV because California's forcing us
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    It's a near-endless tale, the story of the all-electric Fiat 500. Whether you're looking back at 2010, 2011 or earlier in 2012, there's been reports and claims and stories. Today, there's more. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently spoke to the media about his companies' fuel-efficiency ...

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    Official: Chrysler fetes its most eco-friendly dealers, with bamboo
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    The company may be best known for tire-melting Hemi engines, but at least some of its dealerships are showing some love for the environment. Chrysler, which launched a program last year to commemorate its most eco-friendly dealers, has named its first batch of 30 winners as part of its Dealer ...

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    Official: U.S., German automakers will demo fast-charging system at EVS26
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    BMW, Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen are among the eight U.S. and German automakers that will demonstrate a single-port fast-charging system for electric vehicles at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 (EV26) in Los Angeles starting next week. Audi, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and ...

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    Exclusive: Will Detroit Three Survive and Thrive?
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    All are looking good for now... but it depends As you probably know, Chrysler has reported its best quarterly profits in 13 years, has just introduced a very nice new Dodge Dart compact sedan and continues to gain sales and market share. GM has also been highly profitable with a string of solid ...

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    Official: Chrysler delivers first plug-in minivans in $26m demonstration project
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    OK, so these really may be the world's coolest minivans. Chrysler has deployed four plug-in hybrid-electric Town & Country minivans to the city of Auburn Hills, MI as part of a $26-million demonstration project. Chrylser says it plans for each minivan to rack up 16,800 miles during the ...

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    Official: 2013 Ram 1500 unveiled with eight-speed auto, start/stop, air suspension [w/videos]
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    The Ram 1500 will receive a significant refresh for the 2013 model year, and the majority of the changes are indeed more than skin-deep. That's because the 2013 Ram will hit the showroom floor with a host of powertrain upgrades, including features that have never been offered on American pickup ...

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    Official: Chrysler Ram 2500 CNG starts deliveries in July
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    Chrysler will build the first U.S. production compressed natural gas-powered pickup truck when it starts deliveries of its Ram 2500 CNG this summer, as the U.S. automaker looks to offer a cheaper refueling cost for its utility vehicles. Chrysler, which has started taking reservations for the ...

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    Exclusive: Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part III: Chrysler
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    As regular readers know, I set out this year to interview as many Detroit automaker executives as I could at the Detroit and Chicago auto shows to get their takes on meeting future fuel economy standards. And these reports are generating a lot of comments. For example, "Nick" responded to my ...

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    Report: Chrysler withdraws government loan request, calls DOE terms too restrictive
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    If you have a hate on for automakers that take government money then it may be time to upwardly revise your feelings towards Chrysler. The pentastar brand had originally sought up to $7 billion from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, though since its original ...

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    Report: Fiat will start building battery-electric 500 this year, CEO tweets
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    Fiat will start building a battery-electric version of its 500 compact this year, marking the Italian automaker's entrance into the EV production market. So said Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in an official Chrysler tweet recently that said: Marchionne: at Chrysler we are working on an ...

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    Breaking: Why the 2013 Dodge Dart won't really get 40 mpg combined
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    Chrysler dropped a bombshell today, insinuating that its forthcoming 2013 Dodge Dart will have a combined fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon. Some media outlets have regurgitated this number without question. But it just isn't true, as that 40-mpg fuel economy number is unadjusted and will most ...

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    Official: Detroit utility gets plug-in hybrid Ram 1500s for test fleet
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    Talk to anyone who studies the U.S. truck market, and you'll hear a prevailing message that customers care about strong performance figures – not high-mpg ratings or other efficiency measures – when they buy a truck. For the most part, trucks are still for people who need to get stuff ...

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    Report: Refinement concerns have fuel-saving dual-clutch on hold at Chrysler
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    Chrysler has delayed plans for a dual-clutch gearbox in the United States, according to The Car Connection. The high-tech gearbox was slated to be introduced with the 2012 Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200, but refinement issues have reportedly put that introduction on hold. At present, the best ...

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    Report: Chrysler CEO: Guess we'll build more hybrids after all
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    Chrysler-Fiat chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne has never seemed too excited when speaking of electrified vehicles. Sometimes, people don't change; they're dragged kicking and screaming into the new reality. CEO Marchionne recently told Automotive News that Chrysler is left with no ...

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    Report: Fiat details Euro-VI 1.8-liter 300 hp Alfa Romeo 4-cylinder engine
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    Made almost entirely of aluminum and featuring direct injection, variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust sides and a high-efficiency turbocharger, the new-for-2013 1.8 liter gasser from Alfa Romeo and Fiat Powertrain Technologies is one of those downsized engines that combines all of the ...

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    Report: U.S. House votes to cut $1.5 billion from Federal advanced auto loan program
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    Early this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve (291-in-favor, 27-against) a stopgap funding bill that cuts $1.5 billion from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program. Republicans narrowly won support of a bill that funds ...

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    Report: Republicans want to halve advanced technology loans, Chrysler's bid for funds in jeopardy
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    Republican leaders in the House of Representatives reportedly want to cut in half the balance of a U.S. government fund, the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program, that was set aside to help the automotive industry develop more fuel efficient ...

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    2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger get 31 mpg thanks to 8-speed trans
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    The first eight-speed automatic transmission in a domestically manufactured automobile will debut in both the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger for 2012. The eight-speed slushbox, developed by German transmission specialist ZF and often found packed in luxury vehicles from automakers including Audi, ...

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