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Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing of shale reserves helped lead to the gas production increase credited with lowering U.S. emissions.
Daniel J. Graeber
Tesla wants to replace side-view mirrors with cameras

Tesla wants to replace side-view mirrors with cameras

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors is known to be ahead of the technology curve and now wants to replace side-view mirrors with cameras on its cars.
Ananth Baliga
Ford adding 300 new jobs at upgraded engine facility

Ford adding 300 new jobs at upgraded engine facility

March 28 (UPI) -- Ford's Americas president Joe Hinrichs says as March sales improve, they will be adding 300 jobs and upgrading Ohio facility to produce new V6 engine.
Aileen Graef
Consumer Reports 2014 Top Picks, elderly drivers safer

Consumer Reports 2014 Top Picks, elderly drivers safer

It's nearly April -- time for Consumer Reports best cars picks.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
UAW organizing loss in Tennessee not final word

UAW organizing loss in Tennessee not final word

The UAW's failed bid to organize hourly workers at the sprawling Volkswagen plant near Chattanooga, Tenn., is having repercussions in Germany.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Obama announces new fuel standards for medium, heavy trucks

Obama announces new fuel standards for medium, heavy trucks

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The next phase of tighter fuel standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is in the works, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
Better fuel economy a 'win-win-win,' Obama says

Better fuel economy a 'win-win-win,' Obama says

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A tighter fuel efficiency standard for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is a "win-win-win" situation for the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
Lexus most dependable for 3rd year, new GM chief royalty

Lexus most dependable for 3rd year, new GM chief royalty

Complaints about vehicles with 4-cylinder engines and transmissions led to the first decline in the J.D. Power & Associates yearly dependability study in 15 years.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Ford takes a chance with 2015 F-150 pickup truck

DETROIT, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said the automaker was taking a risk with its aluminum body F-150 pickup truck, which it plans to launch this year.

USAF, Boeing transforming B-52 weapons capacity

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The "smart weapons" payload of U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers is being increased 50 percent under a USAF-Boeing program.
Ford plans 2014 as a growth year

Ford plans 2014 as a growth year

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said Friday it was preparing for a growth spurt in 2014.

Global energy demand to increase 35 percent: ExxonMobil

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Global energy demand is on course to be about 35 percent higher in 2040 than it was in 2010, says Exxon Mobil in its annual long-term energy forecast.

Model year 2012 vehicles set fuel efficiency record

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Model year 2012 vehicles sold in the United States achieved a record high of 23.6 miles per gallon, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Study of stingray swimming could improve underwater vehicles

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Mimicking the swimming expertise of stingrays could improve the agility and fuel efficiency of unmanned underwater vehicles, U.S. engineers say.
Boeing to increase B-52 smart weapon capacity

Boeing to increase B-52 smart weapon capacity

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The smart weapons capacity of B-52 bombers is to be expanded by 50 percent under a new $24.6 million contract to Boeing from the U.S. Air Force.

Alcoa, Army developing aluminum hull for combat vehicles

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A single-piece aluminum hull for ground combat vehicles that would improve blast protection is to be developed by Alcoa and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
New helicopter engine undergoes testing

New helicopter engine undergoes testing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A 3,000 horsepower turboshaft engine, designed for use primarily on UH-60 and Apache-64 military helicopters, has successfully completed endurance testing.

Rolls-Royce opens outdoor jet engine test facility

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An expanded outdoor jet engine test stand has been opened at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi by Rolls-Royce North America.

Energy Dep't: U.S. light-duty fuel economy has risen dramatically

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Fuel economy for light-duty vehicles in the United States doubled since the 1970s and should increase by another 50 percent by 2040, a U.S. energy agency said.

Natural Resources Council cites 'real progress' on U.S. climate goals

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The president of the Natural Resources Defense Council said the United States is making "real progress" on cutting pollution but more work can be done.

Rolls-Royce engine enhancement gets FAA certification

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce's enhancement of the T56 engine used on C-130H aircraft has received a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type certificate, the company said.

New U.S. cars reach record for fuel efficiency

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The auto industry and cost conscience consumers pushed fuel efficiency among new cars sold in the United States to a record high in August, a study found.

World demands less of OPEC crude

VIENNA, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said Tuesday demand for its crude oil decreased in August while non-OPEC oil supply increased.
U.S. gasoline consumption declined in first half of 2013

U.S. gasoline consumption declined in first half of 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Increased fuel efficiency was the likely cause of lower gasoline consumption in the first half of the year, the U.S. Energy Department said.
U.S. Energy Department allocates $45 million for fuel efficiency

U.S. Energy Department allocates $45 million for fuel efficiency

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department announced it was designating $45 million for research and development projects aimed at improving fuel efficiency.
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