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Valeo wiper system helps cut weight, CO2 in new Mercedes SL

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2012
Valeo supplies its weight- and fuel-saving wiper system to the new Mercedes-Benz SL. By choosing the French partsmaker's technology, Mercedes was able to reduce the washer reservoir in the SL by 1.7 liters, which resulted in a weight loss of 1.7kg.

Automakers on track to meet CO2 emissions targets

Dec. 9, 2012 06:01 CET
Automakers are expected to easily meet the European Union's CO2 emissions target to 130 grams per kilometer by 2015. They also are on track to comply with the tougher 2020 fleet goal of 95g/km, a report shows.

Ford Fusion, C-Max hybrid mileage claims to be reviewed by EPA

1:12 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2012
The federal Environmental Protection Agency says it will review Consumer Reports' data and findings that showed Ford's two newest hybrid models fell below the company's promise of 47 mpg.

UAW, Michigan unions to protest 'right-to-work' measures this week

8:23 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2012
The UAW and union members opposed to Michigan becoming a "right-to-work" state plan major protests in the state capital this week to try to stop Republicans from restricting labor unions in the cradle of the unionized American auto industry.

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