The New General Motors Launches; Lutz Unretiring

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The new, downsized General Motors Company emerged from bankruptcy Friday morning. The four brands will offer a total of 34 nameplates by 2010, compared to old GM’s total of 48 in 2008 and 63 in 2004. The new General Motors Company is primarily owned by the governments of the United States, Canada and Ontario, and by a trust fund providing medical benefits to UAW retirees. Today starts a new era for General Motors and everyone associated with the company.

GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

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Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break even until sometime after the 2004 launch of the second-generation Prius. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM plug-in cars Profit Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them.

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EPA Reports Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in US New Vehicle Fuel Economy; Up 9% Since 2004, Back to Levels of Early 1980s

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mpg, or 9%, since 2004. This positive trend beginning in 2005 reverses a long period of increasing CO 2 emissions and decreasing fuel economy from 1987 through 2004, and returns CO 2 emissions and fuel economy to levels of the early 1980s.

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Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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General Motors: Having been universally panned for its disregard of the EV1 and failing to get off the ground with a group of comparatively unsuccessful hybrids, the new GM is aiming to hit back with the Chevrolet Volt (see article ) – arguably the most eagerly anticipated green car in North America.

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Fiat Chrysler to electrify more vehicles as diesels fall out of favor

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Among the Detroit Three automakers, General Motors has a quarter of a century of electric-car experience, from the legendary EV1 to the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV. Ford launched hybrids in 2004, before any other maker, but its battery-electric efforts thus far have been strictly compliance cars. Chrysler, however, was by far the most pessimistic. Sergio Marchionne plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Audi taps Mertens from Volvo to lead technical development

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This was followed by responsibility for the compact cars of General Motors Europe in 2004 and for all compact cars of General Motors worldwide in 2005. In late 2010, Mertens was appointed to the management board of Jaguar Land Rover and was responsible for corporate quality for the entire Tata Motors Group including Jaguar Land Rover. Audi AG has appointed Dr. Ing.

Four-Way Two-Mode Hybrid Project Ends, Lab Closes; Now What?

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But now the partners are going their separate ways, and the complex hybrid system may end up solely as a General Motors technology. GM said in late 2004 it would partner with Daimler and Chrysler (then a single company) to develop a The Two-Mode Hybrid project was hailed as a model of technical cooperation when it was announced five years ago.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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And were gratified that General Motors recognizes this study as validation of its decision to evolve to the electrification of transportation. A PHEV with only a 20-mile all-electric range is 62% lower (see printed page 95 in the 2004 study ).

Opposed-piston engine company Achates Power raises $35.2M in Series C Financing; new industry advisory board

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The Series C financing follows a $19-million Series B round in 2009 and brings the total raised by Achates Power to nearly $90 million since its 2004 founding. The newly appointed Industry Advisory Board members include: Dr. Walter Bryzik, DeVlieg chairman and professor of mechanical engineering at Wayne State University, retired chief scientist of TARDEC—responsible for all aspects of ground vehicle technology—and the 2004 winner of the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award.

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Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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Peugeot Citroën (PSA); General Motors (GM); Mazda; Mercedes; Mitsubishi; Ford; Honda; the. General Motors. Diesel’s share in new passenger car sales in Western Europe has been increasing since 1997, Pike notes, surpassing 50% of sales in 2004.

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GM’ Tony Posawatz Named Co-Chairman of the Electric Drive Transportation Association

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The Board of Directors of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) has elected General Motors’ Tony Posawatz, Vehicle Line Director for the Chevy Volt, as Co-Chairman of the Board. General Motors is a founding Board member of EDTA and I am pleased to lead the association during this time of tremendous advances in the electric drive industry.

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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He moved to Saab as Executive Director Design in 2000 and was also given responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe in 2003. He has been Head of the Design Department at Porsche AG since 2004 and was also given responsibility for styling the 2007 Porsche Cayenne, the Panamera and the 918 Spyder. The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Weve kept the summary table below generally up-to-date for passenger PHEVs, but not for BEVs, motorcycles or larger vehicles like buses and trucks. Several dozen prototypes on 15-passenger van since 2004; now in second generation development; no production plans.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. The report also noted that: Since alternative fuel vehicle production [CNG, PHEVs and EVs] has generally been less than 0.1%

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Honeywell Set to Turbocharge 70% of US Diesel Light Truck Segment With Launch of Ford 2011 Super Duty Truck

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General Motors uses Honeywell turbo technologies in its light duty diesel trucks as well. Honeywell AVNT turbochargers were first equipped on General Motor’s Duramax engines in 2003, and since then have been continuously refined to adapt to several engine architectural changes. With Ford adopting Honeywell turbo technologies to boost its 2011 Super Duty Trucks, Honeywell says it will be turbocharging 70% of the US diesel light truck segment.

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Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

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The company launched last month at Green Motors in Berkeley, California. Sherwood and Guzyk say that if the board adopts the new rules at its January 22 and 23 meeting, it likely will force them to shutter their business, which just had its grand opening last month at Green Motors on San Pablo Avenue. General Motors plans to unveil the Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid, sometime in 2010, and Toyota may begin selling a plug-in Prius in late 2010 or early 2011.

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CAM/PwC name Volkswagen Group most innovative global automotive company, Mercedes-Benz most innovative brand

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The 18 companies were: BMW Group; Daimler AG; Fiat Group; Ford Motor Co.; General Motors Corp.; Honda Motor Co.; Hyundai Motor Co.; Mazda Motor Corp.; Mitsubishi Motors Corp.; Nissan Motor Co. Tata Motors Ltd.; Toyota Motor Corp.;

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Mobileye unveils Gen4 system-on-chip EyeQ4; visual processing for ADAS and automated driving; design win for 2018

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The EyeQ4 continues a legacy that began in 2004 with EyeQ1 where we leveraged deep understanding of computer vision processing to come up with highly optimized architectures to support extremely intensive computations at automotive compliant power consumption of 2-3 Watts. Mobileye N.V.,

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Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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Hyundai, Honda and—to a certain extent—Nissan and Suzuki, generally create positive Sustainable Value as well. Daihatsu, on the other hand, generally fell just within the negative zone.

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 and its joint ventures now have more than 55,000 employees across China, a number that has more than doubled since 2004.

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SAE Hybrid Standards Committee: Works In Progress For 2009

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During the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit, Gary Kissel of General Motors presented an update of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle standards being revised or developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Hybrid Standards Committee. by Jack Rosebro.

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