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    Official: Fiat mixing EV messages, says it won't invest until buyers pay up

    Diesel-powered vehicles beat electric vehicles and hybrids – hands down – according to Bob Lee, head of global powertrain at Fiat and Chrysler. Lee made the comments recently at the CAR Management Briefing's Advanced Powertrain Forum in Traverse City, MI, and we assume for some they ...

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    Official: GM sold record 100,000 30+ mpg cars in March; might extend Volt summer shutdown

    General Motors is fattening up on thinner cars. GM said today that it sold at least 100,000 vehicles last month that have a highway fuel economy rating of at least 30 miles per gallon, marking a monthly record for sales of fuel-sipping cars. About 40 percent of GM vehicles sold in the U.S. get ...

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    Continental introduces its first turbocharger, coming in 2011

    With the overall automotive market at best stagnant in recent years and in complete free fall in the past year, one way for suppliers to expand their revenues is to get into new product areas. Thus Continental, long known for tires, brake systems, fuel systems and more is getting into ...

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    General Motors may get a boost from Honeywell

    Turbocharging is likely to be all the range in the next few years as automakers try to improve the mileage of high volume vehicles with downsized engines. Ford has already announced big plans for its EcoBoost engines starting with the 3.5L V6 that launches next spring. Across town at GM, the ...

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    Ford boosting Honeywell turbocharger sales with EcoBoost engines

    Ford is planning to make a huge push for turbocharged engines starting in April 2009 with the introduction of the first in its line of EcoBoost engines. Honeywell Turbo Technologies will be supplying Ford with turbochargers for the 3.5L V6 and the followup four cylinder EcoBoost engines. Honeywell ...

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    Bosch-Mahle joint venture gets go ahead to start manufacturing turbos

    Automotive supplier Bosch is now set to follow arch-rival Continental Automotive systems into the field producing turbochargers. Robert Bosch GmbH has received German regulatory approval to team up with MAHLE GmbH in a 50-50 joint venture called Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems GmbH & Co. KG. The new ...


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