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GM to consider offers for Saturn

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Having already taken the decision to close its Pontiac brand, General Motors has now announced that it will proceed with the sale of Saturn. Tags: Cars Latest news general motors Chrysler Fiat GM to sell Saturn Saturn At this point, GM has declined to comment on a potential Fiat-GM tie-up.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Saturn Vue Returns As Chevy Captiva

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The shuttered Saturn brand is quickly fading from memory, but now GM plans to bring back one former Saturn model to live on in a new incarnation. But even if you're a Saturn fan, you won't be able to buy one--unless you're a business.

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Saturn SL2 Electric Car Conversion

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I have been considering converting my 1999 Saturn SL2 to electric. This has an automatic transmission. I only drive 12Km to work every day and believe

Saturn Vue Hybrid 2-Mode Cancelled

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General Motors made it official last week that there will be no 2-Mode, FWD Saturn Vue hybrid. Tags: Saturn

Update: ‘09 Saturn Vue Hybrid

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The last time we reported on the Two Mode Saturn Vue Green Line was in March, 2008. Tags: Saturn link].

Penske Backs Out of Saturn Deal; Brand to Wind Down

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PAG) has terminated its discussions with General Motors Company to acquire the Saturn brand, citing concerns directly related to the future supply of vehicles beyond the supply period it had negotiated with GM. Today’s disappointing news comes at a time when we’d hoped for a successful launch of the Saturn brand into a new chapter.

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AMP to convert 3 Saturn VUEs to battery electric powertrains for DTE Energy

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will convert three of DTE Energy’s fleet Saturn VUE SUVs to battery electric powertrains. The all-electric DTE Energy fleet Saturn Vues will be powered by Amp’s exclusive modular electric powertrain system. AMP Holding Inc. Earlier post.) million Michigan homes and businesses. In February, Remy International, Inc.

GM Evaluating Offers for Saturn; Fiat Eyeing GM Europe in Addition to Chrysler

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General Motors issued a short statement announcing that it is proceeding to the next step with respect to the sale of Saturn. A number of potential buyers have surfaced and expressed interest in the Saturn brand and retailer network. GM declined to comment on the prospects for a Fiat-GM Europe tie up.

GM's Plug-In Hybrid: Not a Saturn, Not a Buick, Will Try Again

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Just two weeks ago, we reported that GM's first plug-in hybrid vehicle--originally meant to be a Saturn Vue before GM decided to sell Saturn to Pennske--would become a Buick crossover. My, how quickly things change in the new Internet world. As GM said Wednesday on its Fastlane blog, "not all the feedback was positive

Do Battery-Pack Failures Reduce the Life of Hybrid Cars? A Reader Asks

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Our reader Jonathan P asks: I have a 1997 Saturn that, remarkably, is still running. If that Saturn were a hybrid, I'm guessing the battery pack would have died about four years ago, give or take. It probably has the book value of a large watermelon, so if anything major goes wrong with it, that's the end of that.

Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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At first, reports noted that a Buick hybrid crossover would likely be derived from a Saturn model being developed with an electric drivetrain.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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Earlier post.). FCSM will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. 1 and No.

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Ohio State earns EcoCar honours

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The competition has challenged university engineering students to re-engineer a 2009 Saturn VUE to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions while retaining performance and consumer appeal. Ohio State’s design was powered by a 1.8litre engine and fuelled by E85 ethanol.

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

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Representatives of GM stoked the clamor for the Volt, and a Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid sat on the show floor. Tags: plug-in 2008 smart car BMW mercedes electric mini electric car plug-in Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid chevy volt andy grove al gore plug-in car Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. No plug? No deal.

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Grist Writer Gets the URGE2 Electrify

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If the Sierra Club, NRDC, and the Union of Concerned Scientists awaken from their CAFE-induced slumber and espouse such a message as Roberts' suggests, projects awaiting commercialization from a Toyota plug-in Prius to the Saturn plug-in Vue and the Volt just might get the jolt need. Everyone is paying attention to green. 1: oil.

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Top 5 Most Researched Hybrid SUVs

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Rounding out the list were the Saturn Vue hybrid and the Mercury Mariner hybrid. miles per gallon in 2016.

Electric Car with a Generator on a Trailer?

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I'm considering getting a 98 Saturn SL1 (I can get the basic car for about $1000.) My idea is to put a small electric generator on a

Plug-ins to play part in GM future

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The company will be divided into Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick following the decision to close Pontiac and sell Saturn. However, with the wind down of Saturn as part of GM’s restructuring plans, Stephens has reiterated that plug-ins remain a “key element in GM’s reinvention&#.

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Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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GM hybrids currently include the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn VUE BAS; as well as the Tahoe, Silverado, Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. per cent in volume to 859,847 units. per cent.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

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The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze may best live up to the promise that its former Saturn division never did: that an American car company could design and build small cars to rival Japanese competitors for both quality and value. Calling the Cruze a top pick in the compact sedan class is no exaggeration, especially in light of safety and infotainmen

Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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What would it take to convert a Saturn SC2 to electric? The information on web sites is all over the place. Some want $5,000.00 for a kit while another

Hybrid Honda SUV? We Keep Hoping!

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Does Honda know that many thousands of people are patiently waiting for them to announce their first hybrid SUV? Even while SUVs dominated the U.S.

Started De-Icing

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Hi, today I managed to get some time on the Saturn EV. I removed the bonnet,radiator, the air box and the battery.

More gets done every day

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God bless Rich Pin he has put on You tube video on everything you need to do to remove to get the engine out of a Saturn SL1. Fatboynotslim.

Swiss company outlines methanol-to-gasoline option for Alaska North Slope gas to state legislature

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van Wijk sold Saturn to Methanex in 2000 due to funding issues. Methanol-to-gasoline process flow diagram. Source: EMRE. Click to enlarge.

Is it time up for green car brands?

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In addition, General Motors’ nearest thing to a green brand - Saturn, the brand under which it put out its first hybrids - is falling victim to the company’s restructuring following the global economic crisis. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota general motors green car brands Saturn Toyota Prius

Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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I was really hoping for a 2-mode Saturn Vue hybrid , but that’s not going to happen now.). Hybrid SUVs end up at the top of my list.

Fisker Automotive Near Deal to Aquire GM's Wilmington, DE Assembly Plant

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Now reported widely around the web, Fisker Automotive seems to be near a deal to acquire General Motor's Boxwood Road assembly plant in Wilmington, DE, where GM produced the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. GM is discontinuing both the Saturn and Pontiac brands. Fisker Automotive intends to build their next hybrid electric

Dissipating Doubt

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From the pricey ads in national magazines devoting serious space to the Volt to today's announcement about the plug-in hybrid Saturn Vue, GM is compelling me to take their expressed interest in plug-in cars seriously. As announced in Frankfort and reported in Detroit , GM hopes for a 2009 release of the first Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid SUV.

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ISU study finds large potential for biobased materials in auto industry, but with challenges

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The Saturn L300 and European-market Opel Vectra have package trays and door panel inserts made of a kenaf and flax mixture. A study by researchers at Iowa State University has determined that the automotive industry has a very large potential to utilize biobased materials. Cost to manufacture is one of the main considerations. Weight. Safety.

GM Suspending 2010 Malibu Hybrid Production; Next-Generation Li-Ion Mild Hybrid Expected for 2011

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The Malibu hybrid shares components with two other GM mild hybrids: the Saturn Aura and Vue hybrids. 2008 Malibu hybrid. Click to enlarge.

Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

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That all changed when GM restructured to focus on only four major brands, Saturn no longer being one of them. liter 4 cylinder engine.

GM Confirms Return Of Mild Hybrid Models In 2011

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With the demise of Saturn, GM was left with only one model featuring its mild hybrid system, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedan, but sadly even that green vehicle was dropped from the automaker's lineup this year.

First steps

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It's a 2002 Saturn SL1 with 220,000 miles and a rough engine, however it still runs. I have bought my donor car. link]. Attached Thumbnails.

2010 Coda Sedan: Exclusive Video Gives Electric-Car Details

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Launching a brand-new car make is a tough task; just ask General Motors (RIP Saturn). But if you're electric-car startup Coda Automotive, you have at least one plus (it's a pure electric car, which is sexy) to offset several potential minuses (who's Coda? it's made in China? I can't buy one outside California?). Video exclusive!

GM Plug-In Hybrid Program Underway, Vehicle Still Unconfirmed

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While the system is being tested in a discontinued Saturn Vue crossover, it now seems likely to appear in a version of either the GMC Terrain or Chevrolet Equinox compact

GM Will Apply Plug-in Hybrid Technology To One of Its Remaining Four Core Brands, Delivery Still in 2011

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Prototype Saturn Vue PHEV plugging in to a Coulomb Chargepoint ( earlier post ) in San Jose, CA. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.).

What are you waiting for?

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Hope to finish the Volvo this weekend and then start de-ICE ing the Saturn. OK I posted a excited start but so far have not even touched the car? No real excuse except I have two other cars to fix at the moment. Had to replace the lower control arm on my Volvo V70xc. What a pain that is? This a link as to how to do it. link].

UW-Madison Hybrid Vehicle Team working with Engine Research Center to apply dual-fuel RCCI engines in series and parallel hybrids

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The first, a Saturn Vue called the eMOOve, will be a series hybrid, to be completed in 2012. RCCI is a dual-fuel compression-ignition engine low-temperature combustion (LTC) strategy that uses in-cylinder fuel blending with at least two fuels of different reactivity (e.g., Earlier post.). —Glenn Bower. —Glenn Bower. On 10 Aug.,

GM recalling 656 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicles over calibration of Electronic Brake Control Module

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Meanwhile, GM has decided to replace the ignition switch in all model years of its Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky in the US, since faulty switches may have been used to repair the vehicles. NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-144; GM’s number for this recall is 14087.). —Mary Barra. Brief