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    Study: Aluminum lightweighting does, in fact, save fuel
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    When the best-selling US truck sheds the equivalent weight of three football fullbacks by shifting to aluminum, folks start paying attention. Oak Ridge National Laboratory took a closer look at whether the reduced fuel consumption from a lighter aluminum body makes up for the fact that producing ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptor line gets official EPA fuel economy ratings
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    Police forces didn't care much about fuel economy back in the early days of the Ford Crown Victoria, but these days, efficiency is front and center for cash-strapped municipalities. The cost of fuel keeps rising and cities continue to cut their budgets, so one or two miles per gallon might make ...

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    Ford stuffs more soy into F-150, Taurus, Explorer and Fusion headrests
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    Ford is expanding the use of soybean oil-based foam blends to include one more part of its vehicles – headrests. The Dearborn-based automaker was the first in the U.S. to begin using a soy foam blend when it stuffed it into seats on the 2008 Mustang, and Ford now uses soy in seats ...

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    Official: For $995, 2012 Ford Explorer gets EcoBoost treatment for 28 mpg; Edge gets 30 mpg
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    For 2012, Ford will bolster its EcoBoost commitment by equipping both the Explorer and the Edge with its turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This pint-sized mill boosts the Explorer's fuel economy rating to "segment-leading" status and pushes the Edge to the 30-mpg mark. The 2012 ...

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    How Mulally put the Ford Explorer on a crash diet
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    2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Bloomberg, the Ford Explorer can thank Alan Mulally for its stay of execution. When the former Boeing executive took the helm at FoMoCo, the powers that be urged him to make a decision on the ancient SUV. Mulally ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The competition for this year's North American Car and Truck of the Year was certainly stiff, but at the opening ceremonies for the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the winners have finally been crowned. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named Detroit Free Press Car and Truck of the Year
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As more and more Car and Truck of the Year awards pour in from a variety of major publications, it's no shock that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt continues to take home top honors as the best car of 2011. Both Motor Trend and Automobile ...

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    2011 Ford Explorer V6 achieves 25 mpg on highway
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    2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has promised that the 2011 Ford Explorer would achieve a 25 percent improvement in fuel economy, and now we can put a pair of numbers with that claim. Environmental Protection Agency ratings show that the Explorer will average ...

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    Ford claims 2011 Explorer is 85% recyclable - but aren't most cars?
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    2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford's new 2011 Explorer represents a huge leap forward over previous iterations of the Blue Oval's mid-size SUV. In terms of efficiency, the 2011 model trumps previous Explorers by leaps and bounds. On the inside, Ford's use of ...

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    Study: One-third of drivers don't know what this dashboard light means
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    Remember the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire debacle from a decade ago? Thousands of the 'utes rolled-over and much of the blame fell on insufficiently inflated tires, costing the Blue Oval billions of dollars to replace the tires on just about every Explorer still left on the road. The other fallout ...

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    2011 Ford Explorer to get big MPG gains from new powertrains, technology
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    2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford president of the Americas, Mark Fields, described the new 2011 Explorer as reinventing the SUV for the 21st century. It remains to be seen if the new unibody Explorer will meet customer expectations for SUV-like capability. ...

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    2011 Ford Explorer to get 30% mpg bump from 2.0L Ecoboost
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    When Ford originally announced its Ecoboost engine strategy in early 2008, officials talked about getting fuel efficiency improvements of 15-20 percent over larger displacement, normally aspirated powerplants. However, they also said that as new vehicles were developed that took advantage of the ...

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    Ford all but confirms four-cylinder Ecoboost for new Explorer
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    Last summer, during a preview of what was coming from Ford in 2010, the company officially announced that a 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder Ecoboost engine would debut this year. Unfortunately, that's about all we were told at that time. Like the 3.5-liter V6 Ecoboost, the four will be direct ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers
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    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their ...

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