WARREN, MI – General Motors Corp.’s newly installed product development chief says mandated fuel-economy gains will not come at the expense of striking exterior and interior designs, while he contends the auto maker’s slimmed-down organization still will leverage economies of scale. “Fuel-economy regulations are not just powertrain issues, they are total vehicle issues,” Tom Stephens tells Ward’s after dedicating the auto maker’s new battery development laboratory here. GM, as well as ...

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