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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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May 07 2014
Written by Noah Joseph | Posted on Autoblog

If you're a pony-car enthusiast, this is your year. Not only has Ford introduced an all-new Mustang, but it's also the 50th anniversary of the original. Celebrations and commemorations have been scheduled throughout the year, and not the least of them is the latest exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Filed Under: Research & Development
May 07 2014
Written by Henry Payne | Posted on The Detroit News

Chrysler plans significant investments in new powertrain technologies over the next five years as stringent government emissions mandates bite hard.

“Our biggest challenge over the next five years is the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions,” said Bob Lee, Chrysler’s head of powertrain coordination. “This is mostly regulatory driven. It’s a rate of change four to five times what we have experienced in the past.”

Chrysler plans to address the challenge with a mix of efficient eight- and nine-speed transmissions, a new family of small engines and some hybridization.

 

May 06 2014
GM News

General Motors today began construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center.

GM’s continued investment in motorsports comes from the time-tested belief that racing is the ultimate proving ground for much of the technology that applies to the vehicles GM sells.

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May 06 2014
Written by David Muller | Posted on MLive

Ford Motor Co. said Monday that customer preference in pickup trucks appears to be shifting toward more fuel-efficient and smaller six-cylinder engines, as it announced the sale of its 500,000th F-150 model with EcoBoost.

The truck, which has a 3.5-L V6 engine, was introduced to the market a little more than three years ago.

Ford said Monday that for the fourth month in a row, more than 57 percent of retail sales of its F-150 light-duty trucks have been powered by V6 engines, and more than 45 percent of the sales have been trucks with the EcoBoost engine.

May 06 2014
Written by Mark Phelan | Posted on The Detroit Free Press

Chrysler Group will refine its product strategy this week with a slew of new models from Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Alfa Romeo in a marathon strategic briefing Tuesday in Auburn Hills.

Among other news, expect:

A redefinition of Dodge centered on American muscle.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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