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While no index is perfect, the AU Auto Index is the most scientific approach we have seen. The report looks at the correct components to determine U.S. domestic content in automobiles to reveal what vehicles are really the ‘most American.'

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Showcases fuel efficiency and other green policy and vehicle advancements.

Focuses on increased hiring of a new type of workforce that is efficient and technologically advanced.

Involves building a strong U.S. economy based on our manufacturing leadership.

Involves building a strong US economy based on our deep manufacturing background.

AAPC Updates

Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company created the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) to promote the unique and significant economic contribution of the U.S.-based auto companies to the American economy and to advocate for an American Manufacturing Initiative. The new organization is an expansion of the three companies’ productive work together as members of the Automotive Trade Policy Council on international trade and economic policies. Together, these three auto companies represent innovation, research and technology development that can drive America’s economic leadership in a new century.

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Jul 09 2014
Written by Viknesh Vijayenthiran | Posted on Christian Science Monitor

Dodge will restart production of its Viper on July 21 after a temporary shutdown was instigated at the car’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit to better align inventories with sales. Production had resumed briefly late last month, but Dodge has confirmed to Autoblog that full production of the Viper will only commence on the 21st of this month.

Jul 08 2014
Written by Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted on The Hill

In an effort to expand its renewable energy, General Motors is building three acres of solar arrays at two of its Michigan plants.

The U.S. automaker is teaming up with Consumers Energy to build multiple 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays to be installed later this summer, Grand Rapids Press reports.

The company said the solar panels will generate roughly 400,000 kilowatt hours of power, and are projected to power two plants and add renewable energy to the power grid in the surrounding region.

Jul 08 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

Ford sold first the first 490 2015 Transit commercial vans in June in the U.S. It is a significant milestone for the European full-size vanthat is being built and sold in North America for the first time.

Today local media get behind the wheel of the new vans for a test drive.

The Transit is offered with a choice of three roof heights, two wheelbases, three body lengths and a gasoline or diesel engine.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 08 2014
Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

Chrysler Group may have found a hit with the light-duty diesel engines that it putting in its Ram full-size pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The number of buyers opting for the 240-horsepower V-6 EcoDiesel is substantial enough that Chrysler is asking its Italian supplier, a Fiat subsidiary, to send more of the engines, Automotive News reports.

Jul 07 2014
Written by Joel Patel | Posted on GM Authority

Brakes are an essential part of any car, but they have their peripheral issues, such as grinding, squeaking, and groaning. Thankfully, General Motors is hard at work making brake noise a thing of the past.

Earlier this year, General Motors opened a state-of-the-art 14,000-square foot braking facility. The testing chambers can simulate underbody airflow and adjust in temperature and humidity within 15 minutes, and run 24 hours a day.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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