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Westport Consolidates Ford Bi-fuel Upfitting

Westport Innovations is consolidating its production of bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas Ford vehicles at a Dallas production facility, a move not expected to cause ordering delays to fleet purchasers.

GM Video Shows Quality Control Process

This video from General Motors shows a number of tools and techniques the automaker uses to ensure quality control. Some of the more unusual tools GM uses include ostrich feathers, used to remove dust prior to a vehicle being painted, and a velocity meter to ensure that doors close at speeds that customers expect.

Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN – Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper Engines' remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle.