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    Report: Contractors clamoring for helo engine program that might not ever exist

    The US Army is in an interesting position with two of its marquee helicopters. Adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq have revealed that the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk could seriously benefit from more power than their twin General Electric engines can provide. Yet, neither chopper is getting ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 1979 Chrysler ETV-1 electric car prototype

    Electric cars may be reaching their time in the sun with successes like the Tesla Model S, but the basic concept goes back to practically beginning of motoring. EVs also saw a brief renaissance in the 1970s when automakers were trying find a way around rising fuel prices. This 1979 Chrysler ETV-1 ...

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    Report: UAW's King urges nationwide protests, going arm-in-arm with Occupy movement

    The modern union movement was kick-started 75 years ago at a General Motors factory in Flint, MI. The workers staged a sit-down protest that eventually led to the formation of the first auto union contract. The United Auto Workers and President Bob King (middle) are looking to celebrate that big ...

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    Opinion: Obama should have tapped Ford's Mulally for adviser role, not Immelt

    When President Obama tapped General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to be his top outside economic adviser, my first reaction was: Really? Maybe I'm partial to the auto industry, the industry I follow the closest, but my next reaction was: Was Ford CEO Alan Mulally's line busy? His ...

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    Officially Official: General Electric ordering 25,000 electric vehicles, starting with 12,000 Volts

    2011 Chevy Volt – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We recently mentioned that General Electric was about to order thousands of electric vehicles for its corporate fleet and now, it seems, the buying binge has begun. The company announced today it will be ordering 15,000 electric ...

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    Santa gets new super sleigh thanks to GE

    Santa's high tech sleigh by GE -- Click above to check out the specs
    General Motors gave Santa a sleigh with OnStar and a reindeer monitor. General Electric must have seen that video and said, "Hold on a second," because they created a sleigh for the big red man with icephobic coatings, ...

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    Water-hating coating could mean easier car washes, more

    Engineers looked at a lotus leaf easily shedding water and said, "Hey, we could do that." And so they did, with a revolutionary coating named superhydrophobic, which simply means it really dislikes water.The technology works by creating a surface with lots of peaks and valleys. These create ...

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    Jay Leno shares making of the EcoJet

    Jay Leno is giving a behind-the-scenes look at how the EcoJet came about. On Leno's web site, a four minute film shows Leno and Ed Wellburn, GM vice president of global design, discussing the design process of the jet-powered car. A gallery of photos taken during the car's construction document the ...


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