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U.S. Fuel Economy Hit New Highs With 2013 Models

Posted by Christina Nunez
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American cars are using less gas per mile and emitting less carbon dioxide than ever before, according to a government analysis released Wednesday. The average fuel economy of 2013 models is 27.6 miles per gallon for cars and 19.8 miles per gallon for trucks, “both of which are all-time highs,” said the report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ram Truck Increases EcoDiesel Mix to 20 Percent of Ram 1500 Pickup Production

Summary: 
  • Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel powertrain, America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, now 1/5th of total Ram 1500 production
  • Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
  • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel contributes to unprecedented conquest sales and increased average transaction price for Ram 1500
  • First-in-segment fuel economy technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • 2013 and 2014 back-to-back winner – Motor Trend Truck of the Year®
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
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  • Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel powertrain, America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, now 1/5th of total Ram 1500 production
  • Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
  • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel contributes to unprecedented conquest sales and increased average transaction price for Ram 1500
  • First-in-segment fuel economy technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • 2013 and 2014 back-to-back winner – Motor Trend Truck of the Year®
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles

Chevrolet Volt Owners Surpass Half a Billion Electric Miles

After 30 months of use, a sampling of Volts shows consistent all-electric range
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DETROIT, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/  – Since its launch in late 2010, Chevrolet Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles.

Additionally, based on a General Motors’ study of more than 300 Volts in service in California for more than 30 months, many owners are exceeding the EPA-rated label of 35 miles of EV range per full charge, with about 15 percent surpassing 40 miles of range.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Orders Top More Than 8,000 Units in Three Days, Filling Initial Allocation

Summary: 
  • Between the afternoon of February 7th and the morning of February 10th, Ram Truck received more than 8,000 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel orders, which quickly filled the initial allocation for the exclusive powertrain
  • First round of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel orders account for more than 50 percent of the total order mix
  • Special order rate nearly twice the corporate average – an all-time high
  • Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
  • Actual customer orders for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel take priority over dealer stocking orders
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  • Between the afternoon of February 7th and the morning of February 10th, Ram Truck received more than 8,000 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel orders, which quickly filled the initial allocation for the exclusive powertrain
  • First round of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel orders account for more than 50 percent of the total order mix
  • Special order rate nearly twice the corporate average – an all-time high
  • Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
  • Actual customer orders for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel take priority over dealer stocking orders

Four Honda Vehicles Earn Recognition on ACEEE’s List of “Greenest” and “Greener” Vehicles of 2014

Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, Insight and Odyssey earn top green scores
Summary: 

·      Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, Insight and Odyssey earn top green scores

·      16th straight year that multiple Honda vehicles are named to top 12 list

 

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·      Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, Insight and Odyssey earn top green scores

·      16th straight year that multiple Honda vehicles are named to top 12 list

 

Honda Achieves Top-Level Fuel Economy Milestone Among Automakers

Honda Had Highest Fleet Fuel Economy and Largest Fuel Economy Gain Among Major Full-Line Automakers for Model Year 2012 in New EPA Report
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December 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - 
  • Report: "Of the makes with higher production, for the 11 manufacturers shown, Honda had the highest adjusted fuel economy at 27.2 mpg."
  • American Honda had the lowest fleet-average CO2 emissions among major full-line automakers for model year 2012
  • Exceeded the industry average of 23.6 mpg for all vehicles, by 12.7%.

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel 46 MPG Sets Highway Fuel Economy Benchmark

Summary: 
  • Best Highway Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Passenger Car in America
  • Can travel 700 highway miles on single tank

 

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  • Best Highway Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Passenger Car in America
  • Can travel 700 highway miles on single tank

 

Ram to Build Industry's Only Light-duty Diesel Pickup

Summary: 
  • 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel to deliver best-in-class fuel economy, a title already owned by the 2013 Ram 1500
  • Clean diesel features low CO2 emissions and impressive V-6 capability
  • Diesel engines praised for outstanding range and torque
  • Ram first to market with game-changing technologies
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  • 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel to deliver best-in-class fuel economy, a title already owned by the 2013 Ram 1500
  • Clean diesel features low CO2 emissions and impressive V-6 capability
  • Diesel engines praised for outstanding range and torque
  • Ram first to market with game-changing technologies

Young Buyers Go for Chevrolet Spark Price and Color

Mini car attracting one in two buyers from non-GM brands
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DETROIT, Feb. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Early buyer data for the Chevrolet Spark shows that 29 percent of buyers are under 35, more than half are coming from non-General Motors’ brands, and price is a big selling point.

According to Chevy Spark early buyer data, Spark owners are:

Respect for the Planet: Toyota's 2012 Report Details Commitment to the Environment

Continued Advancements in Fuel Economy, Technology and Manufacturing in North America
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Toyota today highlighted its sustainable manufacturing advancements and commitment to environmental leadership as the automaker released its 2012 North America Environmental Report. The report spans Toyota operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico over the fiscal year, including research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. Toyota remains the most fuel-efficient full line auto manufacturer in the United States and the industry hybrid leader.

Achievements featured in the 2012 report include:

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