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Pilot program to provide e-bikes to low-income workers in Durango, CO; NREL/CEO study on use patterns, efficiency benefits

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Supported by a $50,000-grant from the Colorado Energy Office, 16 low-income workers in Durango, Colorado will receive e-bikes through a pilot program of the 4 Corners Office of Resource Efficiency ( 4CORE ). The nonprofit received the grant funding from the state’s “Can Do Colorado Community Challenge.”. The bikes, manufactured by Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes , were procured for the program through the help of Roll, a local e-bike rental company. The bikes are Class II e-bikes—i.e.,

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Dodge equips 2014 Durango full-size SUV with 8-speed for 9% boost in fuel economy

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Chrysler’s Dodge brand introduced the 2014 Dodge Durango full-size SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The new Durango competes in the full-size SUV segment, which with 900,000 units sold in 2012, has jumped 82% since 2009. Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates 290 hp (216 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 N·m) of torque, and can tow up to a best-in-class 6,200 pounds.

Chrysler To Offer Diesel Engine Options, But Only In Trucks

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Or if your tastes run to the Dodge brand instead of Jeep, it’s possible that the similarly-sized Dodge Durango sport utility may soon get a diesel option, too. If you’ve been waiting to buy a diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee, you probably already know that one is on the way. Do you need the capabilities of a compact to midsize pickup

Stellantis to invest $229M in Kokomo operations to produce 4th-gen 8-speed transmission; ICE, MHEV and PHEV

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It is the current transmission option on the Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator and Grand Cherokee; Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer; Ram 1500; Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango; and Chrysler 300 models. Stellantis will invest a total of $229 million in three of its Kokomo, Indiana, plants to help the company reach its goal of achieving 40% low-emission vehicle sales in the US by 2030.

Chrysler investing $114M in Trenton, Mich., facility to boost Pentastar production

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Trenton South launched the new Pentastar engine in March 2010, which is now available in 10 Chrysler Group vehicles including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 200 Convertible and Chrysler Town & Country. Chrysler Group LLC will invest $114 million in new equipment at its Trenton Engine Complex to support increased production of the Pentastar engine.

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Mexico grants Monsanto approval to plant large-scale GM corn fields

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The permit allows the planting of 250,000 hectares of three varieties of GM corn (MON-89034-3, MON-00603-6 and MON-88017-3) in the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango. The Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture (SAGARPA) has approved the planting of genetically modified (GM) corn fields on a large commercial scale. This is the first time GM corn will have been planted on a large commercial scale in Mexico.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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Also as part of this announcement, the Jefferson North Assembly Plant would receive an investment of $900 million to retool and modernize the facility to build the Dodge Durango and next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. will invest a total of $4.5 billion in five of its existing Michigan plants, and will work with the city of Detroit and state of Michigan on building a new assembly plant within city limits.

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Univ. of Utah study finds many infotainment systems too distracting to be used when vehicle in motion

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Dodge Durango GT. Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study , led by University of Utah Psychology Professor David L. Strayer, found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers’ attention off the road for too long to be safe.

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Fiat Chrysler investing additional $266M in Kokomo to increase capacity for 8-speed transmissions

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Currently, the eight-speed transmission is available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango and Ram 1500. Eight-speed transmission housings move down the assembly line at Kokomo Transmission Plant. Click to enlarge. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC (the new name for Chrysler Group LLC) will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.)

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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The Dodge Grand Caravan continues to have “Average” reliability, while the Challenger, Durango, and Journey all stay “Below-Average.” Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles.

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Chrysler Group files S-1 for IPO; snapshot of R&D priorities; exploring a light-duty hydraulic hybrid

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This transmission is now in the new Ram 1500, the Jeep Grand Cherokee (including in the diesel version), and the Dodge Durango. Chrysler Group LLC has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of common shares. Details of the offering—i.e., number of shares and price range—are yet to be determined.

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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The company’s first hybrid products , the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen two-mode hybrids, use technology developed jointly by their former parent company Daimler, along with General Motors and BMW. I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid. it burned gas and rubber. Now, the very ungreen Chrysler is changing its tune.

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Criticism for Government green car buys

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For example, 2,933 vehicles have been ordered from Chrysler despite the fact that the manufacturer does not include any hybrids in its line-up with the exception of the Durango/Aspen line. It seems like a great idea in theory - the US Government is backing up its calls for the public to move to green cars by buying some of its own. However, the practise of the Government Services Administration’s (GSA) orders for 14,105 fuel efficient vehicles has come in for criticism.