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General Motors Kicks Off National Electric Vehicle Training Tour For First Responders

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cutter to remove the roof off of a pre-production Chevrolet Volt. during a demonstration at the 2010 Fire-Rescue Conference.

Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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The US Department of Energy and General Motors Co. Their series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu excelled at GM’s Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan, earlier this month, where it was put through a series of strenuous technical and safety tests similar to those used for real-world production vehicles. OSU’s series-parallel PHEV.

Bring Back the EV1 Press Conference

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City Council Member, held a press conference demanding General Motors apologize to the American people for destroying the automaker’s EV1 plug-in electric vehicle.  Mr. General Motors compounded their financial woes by destroying the EV1 and continued to work with the oil companies to gouge the public.

Cadillac to offer advanced V2V and semi-automated driving technologies in certain 2017 MY vehicles

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It will warn drivers and can supplement active safety features, such as forward collision warning, already available on many production cars.

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DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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Established by the DOE and General Motors, EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that. EcoCAR teams will utilize a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu donated by General Motors as the integration platform for their advanced vehicle design. Conferences and other events Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insEcoCar 2 Malibu.

U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

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I wrote a few months ago about the Japanese and European carmakers teaming up with Asian and Euro battery manufacturers with $200-$400 million deals to build large production facilities that will soon be cranking out high volumes of LiIon batteries for plug-in cars. Tags: EV News Production News Inside Track December 20, 2008 U.S.

GM on the brink…

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DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. Tags: Production News GM Chevy Volt In the Media Says U.S. Cash Is Its Best Hope. The government faces a difficult choice.

GM and OnStar launching real-world smart grid pilot with ATOMS-based services

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General Motors and OnStar are launching a real-world pilot of smart grid applications for electric vehicles. OnStar first demonstrated EV data gathering and demand response in February at the DistribuTECH conference in San Diego, along with: Time-of-Use (TOU) rates. Demand response. Vehicle-to-Home Integration Technology.

One way or another, Fisker Automotive may soon be off the market

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The purchase funds for Fisker would in theory go directly to the DOE since the government agency loaned the auto company a large sum of money before it stopped production more than a year ago. Delays in production and last-minute design changes drove the price to build a Karma much higher than the company could sell them for.

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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substantial increase in production of fuel per acre of planted. production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. Synthetic Crop for Direct Biofuel Production through Rerouting the Photosynthesis Intermediates and Engineering. conferring hydrocarbon biosynthesis, enhanced carbon. biomass production.

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Bob Lutz to introduce VIA Motors eREV Pickup Truck, SUV and Van at Detroit Auto Show

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Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, will introduce an extended range electric (eREV) Pickup Truck, SUV and Van from VIA Motors, in a press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 10 January. —Bob Lutz. Brief

GM planning to “own” the customer relationship beyond the vehicle; autonomous Volts, car sharing and fuel cells

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra and her leadership team outlined the company’s plans to capitalize on the future of personal mobility by owning the customer relationship beyond the vehicle, building upon nearly two decades of connectivity leadership. —Mary Barra. Autonomous Vehicle Deployment. Let’s Drive NYC. Car Sharing.

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Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

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Here’s what the brainiacs at General Motors sent the premier EV car conference on the West Coast. AeroVironment.

Toyota Plug In

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which makes Panasonic products, will begin producing lithium-ion batteries next year and move into full-scale production in 2010, Toyota said.

Goal!

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We'll have a Volt in Austin on October 17th and 18th at the Austin Alt Car Conference. And it comes as GM reaches its 100th year.

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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Company bosses are said to be keen to put this system into production but no firm decisions will be made until the cost of batteries is reduced."

OnStar Service to Launch in China in December

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Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. This marks OnStar’s first venture outside of North America. Emergency services. Automatic Airbag Deployment Response.

Auto Industry Backs Additional Funding for Research into Impacts of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

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Status of research into the effects of mid-level blends. Programs with red borders are unfunded; red bars are gaps in research. Click to enlarge.

GM recalling certain eAssist models; up to 42,904 vehicles potentially affected by GCM issue

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General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles equipped with the eAssist light electrification system. The motor generator is liquid-cooled. The product investigation was re-opened. Earlier post.) base model. Earlier post.).

GM outlines plans for China with 17 launches this year; developing advanced propulsion and electrification tech in China

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General Motors discussed its future plans in China during a press conference in conjunction with the start of Auto Shanghai 2013. GM continues to add capacity to keep up with the rising demand for its products. Its longer-term goal is to take Cadillac’s share of China’s luxury car market to 10% by 2020. —Gary Smyth.

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Volkswagen and Suzuki to Establish Strategic Partnership; VW to Take 19.9% Stake in Suzuki, Suzuki to Invest in VW

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Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corporation have signed a framework agreement to establish a close long-term strategic partnership. The two companies said that they complement each other in terms of product portfolio, global distribution and manufacturing capacities. billion). Sustainable mobility is the top issue of the future.

New Legislation Would Require Half of US New LDVs in 2012 to be Alcohol Flex-Fuel, 80% by 2015

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At Congressional hearings in December, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler committed to making 50% of their new cars flex fuel vehicles by 2012. Mid-range ethanol blends. By definition, the flex-fuel vehicles can handle any blend level up to 85%. No mid-level blend support. The Open Fuel Standards Act ( H.R.

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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Another of my favorite people on the Southern California environmental scene is State Senator Fran Pavley who also spoke at the press conference.

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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An American green technology company has developed a hybrid Hummer capable of over 100mpg. The H3E can go about 400 miles before needing to refuel.

Toyota Aims to Reduce Fuel Cell Vehicle Cost to 1/10 of Current By Commercialization in 2015; Reduction to Another 1/10 With Scale

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In a news conference at the Japan National Press Club on Friday, Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda said that the company plans to begin mass production of electric vehicles in the US in 2012, followed by US production of fuel cell vehicles in 2015. For comparable efforts by General Motors, see earlier post.).

GM Releases New Viability Plan, Launches Bond Exchange; Phasing Out Pontiac

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General Motors presented an updated Viability Plan that accelerates and deepens the cuts in US brands and nameplates, dealers, manufacturing operations and employees intended to enable GM North America to breakeven (on an adjusted EBIT basis) at a US total industry sales volume of approximately 10 million vehicles. Fritz Henderson.

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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And for this ecosystem to be robust, there must be commonality, especially when owners are plugging into the electrical grid.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal. market.

Slow start for charge of the electric cars - Times Online

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Virtually all the world’s bigmotor manufacturers are building prototypes using lithium-ion batteries butso far they have reached production only in a few low-volume models. The electric Mini is unlikely to go into production in its present form. Is it becuase US market prefers a "home" product?

GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Credit: GM) General Motors and Segway plan to take a two-wheel concept vehicle for a spin around New York City on Tuesday. The prototype vehicle, called Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), is designed to ease congestion and pollution problems in cities. GM is touting other features as well. mail Martin. Nooooo!

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com

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NewsVine StumbleUpon Mixx Text Size By SHARON TERLEP General Motors Corp. GM has slashed product-development programs, advertising and spending on auto-show events. Manage Email preferences Companies within this Article General Motors Corp.( GM ) 1.86 -0.08 4:02p.m. Forgot your username or password? Home World U.S.

GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Peter Valdes-Dapena , CNNMoney.com senior writer Last Updated: April 15, 2009: 2:59 PM ET The Dodge Circuit, slated to enter production late next year, is based on a vehicle platform engineered by Britains Lotus.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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" In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace. virus? Do you?

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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"When I first visited the BYD factory, I was shocked," says Daniel Kim, a Merrill Lynch technology analyst based in Hong Kong, who has been to the fully automated production lines in Japan and Korea. Deploying the armies of laborers at BYD is an officer corps of managers and engineers who invent and design the products.