fuel economy

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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.


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Ford Downgrades Fuel Economy Of Six Vehicles

Fuel economy rankings cut 1-7 mpg for hybrid Fusion, MKZ and C-Max, as well as most trims of 2014 Fiesta.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014


VW To Show Off Passat Concept With 42 MPG Highway

On Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the German automaker plans to unveil the Passat BlueMotion concept.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2014

lacks evolve wheel

GR Firm’s Hybrid Wheel Boosts Fuel Economy

Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Grand Rapids-based Lacks Enterprises Inc., announced that its eVOLVE hybrid wheel demonstrated significant fuel economy improvements during recent tests on cars, light-duty trucks and SUVs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

C-Max Energi cutaway (Ford photo)

Customers Want New Technology In Their Cars, But Will They Pay For It?

“Saving money on gas” tops consumers wish list.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

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GM-Ford Joint Project to Improve Fuel Economy, Save Money

Companies will jointly develop nine and ten speed transmissions

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2013

GMC Sierra (GM photo)

Let The Fuel Economy Wars Begin

GM says its V-8 pickups will get better fuel economy than Ford’s V-6 pickups

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2013

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

Matt’s Favorites: Great LTU Panel, Ford Paying For Fuel Economy Ideas, IT Spending To Rise, And Much More

So what’s new and cool from the wide, wonderful world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Well, as the STEM is bent…

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

Lacks Evolve

Hybrid Wheel Technology Enables 1.1 MPG Highway Gain in Fuel Efficiency

Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., Thursday introduced its all-new patented eVolve hybrid composite wheel technology.
Based on Lacks’ successful Chromtec wheel technology, eVolve wheels are an attractive, highly engineered hybrid-composite wheel that enable a fuel economy improvement of 1.1 miles per gallon highway by balancing weight reduction and optimizing aerodynamics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2012


U-M: New Vehicle Emissions Show Record Improvement

Emissions from new vehicles are down a record 20 percent in the last five years, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2012