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Airbus to revamp aviation’s A320 workhorse

An Airbus employee works on the electrical wiring in a Airbus A320 aircraft at the Airbus SAS plant in Saint-Nazaire, France. (AP)

European planemaker Airbus plans to upgrade its best-selling A320 medium-haul jets from 2016 with new engines offering 15 percent fuel savings, as it fends off upstart competitors.

Airbus said on Wednesday it would invest just over $1.3 billion in the “A320neo” project to improve efficiency and cut harmful emissions and noise. Get the full story »

Autos would get up to 62 mpg under U.S. plan

Automakers would be required to nearly double fleet efficiency to 62 miles per gallon by 2025 under the most ambitious scenario of a U.S. government outlook on fuel economy and emissions released on Friday.

Gasoline and electric hybrid vehicles and electric cars would play a crucial role in meeting the top range targets, according to the preliminary assessment presented to industry as a starting point for developing fuel standards for 2017 cars and light trucks, including SUVs, pickups and vans. Get the full story »

Chrysler to save jobs, improve fuel efficiency

McClatchy-Tribune News | Chrysler is to announce today that it is investing $300 million in a factory at its Kokomo, Ind., complex, to make a new eight-speed transmission developed by German supplier ZF that will save jobs and improve fuel efficiency.

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