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Posted May 23 2013 02:00 PM by Nikolas Kolenich 
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Common Sense Car Ownership by James E. Lewis

•Art Malone, a familiar name in drag racing and beyond, has passed away.

•Penske Truck Leasing has created a scholarship through Universal Technical Institute Foundation called Penske Truck Leasing Diesel Excellence. The gift was $100,000, and the scholarships are worth $3,000.

•The new Range Rover has an app—The Trail Less Traveled is an exploration driving app.

•Common Sense Car Ownership by James E. Lewis is a new book that gives, well, common sense ownership tips about cars, but also delves into lemon laws and insider tips on how to sell and buy a car. Find it on amazon.com.

•The ’14 Chevy Cruze diesel will likely make about 46-mpg highway.

•Speaking of diesel, diesel vehicle registration in the U.S. increased 24.3 percent from 2010-2012, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.

•OK, one more diesel item since you asked: The University of Exeter has figured out a way to make E. coli bacteria produce diesel on demand. We just produced barf on demand.

•Yokohama Rubber is building a new plant for making truck and bus tires.

•While we’re talking buildings, BorgWarner has opened a new production and engineering spot in Itatiba City, Brazil. It’ll be for making turbochargers and such.


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