General Motors Co. scores a pair of victories today, learning a super-efficient version of its Chevrolet Cruze compact car receives a government rating of up 42 mpg (5.6 L/100 km) and General Electric Co. will buy thousands of the auto maker’s Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicles. By achieving the 42-mpg mark, GM can boast the Cruze, with its 138-hp 1.4L turbocharged Ecotec engine, has the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid car in its segment. The number also beats some ...

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