Fuel Efficiency

Fashionably Functional: Equinox's Design Enhances Aero

Reimagined compact SUV balances style, efficiency with wind tunnel-tuned design
Press Release

DETROIT, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — With more than 2.7 million sold last year, compact SUVs are the largest vehicle segment in the U.S., and customers want passenger and cargo space that fits their lifestyle without compromising on fuel efficiency.

That was the task for the Design and Aerodynamic teams working on the shape of the all-new 2018 Equinox: to create an all-new compact SUV that is a perfect balance of style, function and efficiency.

Big Business and Investors Urge New EPA Chief to Keep MPG and GHG Standards in Place

Efforts to weaken fuel-economy and GHG rules rules risk slowing the economy
Press Release

BOSTON, March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. businesses are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to leave in place vehicle standards for passenger cars and light trucks.

In a letter delivered this week to Mr. Pruitt, the businesses pointed out that the standards are good for business and for the economy as a whole.

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivan Ever: All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Exceeds Target Performance, Achieves 84 MPGe Rating

Summary: 
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s 84-MPGe fuel economy rating in electric-only mode is new benchmark for minivans
  • EPA ratings surpass anticipated performance numbers for fuel economy, total driving range and electric-only driving range
  • All-new Pacifica Hybrid achieves best-possible rating – 10 – in EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide; first time a minivan has ever reached this plateau
  • e-Flite EVT technology key to efficiency of all-new minivan; distinguished by dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $34,495 after available U.S. federal tax credit (not including state and local incentives)
Press Release
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s 84-MPGe fuel economy rating in electric-only mode is new benchmark for minivans
  • EPA ratings surpass anticipated performance numbers for fuel economy, total driving range and electric-only driving range
  • All-new Pacifica Hybrid achieves best-possible rating – 10 – in EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide; first time a minivan has ever reached this plateau
  • e-Flite EVT technology key to efficiency of all-new minivan; distinguished by dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $34,495 after available U.S. federal tax credit (not including state and local incentives)

Atlas Copco's Groundbreaking Technology Takes Fuel Efficiency to a New Level and Makes a Positive Impact on the Environment

Meet SmartROC T35 Surface Drill Rig, Which is Driving Down Costs in Turkey
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The beginning of the new millennium was characterized by escalat­ing climate changes, with higher average temperatures said to be caused by rapidly increasing carbon-dioxide emissions. Companies that take their responsibility to be good corporate citizens seriously set goals and targets to reduce emissions and minimize the consumption of natural resources.

At Atlas Copco, we continuously strive to reduce our environmental impact on nature and people. To achieve this, we include environmental criteria in our processes and improve energy efficiency in our production and products.

Climate News: A Trifecta of Global Agreements

It has been a good month for the climate, as countries from around the globe have signed three watershed climate change agreements.
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Over the past few weeks, major steps have been taken to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of our changing climate.

New Analysis Shows Keeping National MPG Standards Protects Profits of Automakers and Suppliers

Independent auto industry analysts find MPG standards protect automakers against future fuel price shocks and benefit suppliers as well.
Press Release

June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit under existing national fuel economy standards slated to be in place until 2025, according to a new economic analysis prepared by independent automotive industry analysts and commissioned by the nonprofit group Ceres.

Sustainability Report Outlines GM’s Efforts to Strengthen Business, Communities through Mobility

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“The GM team is looking to lead the transformation of personal mobility and will continue to deliver on our commitment to responsible manufacturing,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra in the company’s just-released Sustainability Report.

The 2015 Sustainability Report, Accelerating Ahead, uncovers how GM is sustainably moving the world through connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles.

Here are some highlights:

GM Strengthens Business, Communities Through Mobility

Sustainability Report outlines company’s efforts and results
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The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com) released Tuesday. Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.
 

GM Strengthens Business, Communities Through Mobility

Sustainability Report outlines company’s efforts and results
Press Release

DETROIT, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com) released Tuesday. Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.

An Unrealistic Hypothetical

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This is why it’s so important that we increase fuel efficiency in our vehicles. Driving-as-usual is horribly wasteful. It’s harmful to our environment and it forces us to spend money on things we don’t really care about.

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