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. spreader to perform a “dash roll” of a pre-production Chevrolet Volt, as part of 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. A Remy electric traction motor, assembled by AM Racing, was fitted to the rear of the vehicle to drive the rear wheels. OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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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. General Motors compounded their financial woes by destroying the EV1 and continued to work with the oil companies to gouge the public. It’s a dishonest act on the part of General Motors.” Click here to see more coverage from the Bring Back the GM EV1 Press Conference. ].

GM expands B20 biodiesel lineup with new cars, crossovers and trucks

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General Motors is expanding its portfolio of B20-capable vehicles to include cars and crossovers, and will field the industry’s most expansive lineup of diesel-powered vehicles in 2017, John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty for GM Fleet, announced at the National Biodiesel Conference.

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

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Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Sunday during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.

Ohio State University Takes Top Spot at 2009 EcoCAR Competition with EREV Design

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The Ohio State University took first place out of 17 universities in the US and Canada that competed in the first major milestone of this three-year competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and many others including the Government of Canada. The next-generation design predicts a 300% increase in fuel economy over the production 4-cylinder vehicle. Tags: Conferences and other events Hybrids Plug-ins

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. In recent months however, many experts have spoken of the need for battery production within the U.S. Fourteen companies join to promote domestic production of lithium ion batteries for autos.

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. President-elect Barack Obama signaled his intentions Friday to help the auto industry, calling it “the backbone of American manufacturing” during his news conference. “I Tags: Production News GM Chevy Volt In the Media

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. Starting this quarter, hundreds of employees of regional utilities will drive leased Chevrolet Volts as their everyday vehicles and participate in the pilot.

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. To satisfy its agreement to build a vehicle and bring jobs to the US, Fisker used part of the money to purchase a $20-million factory in Delaware that had previously been owned by General Motors. by Keith Patterson.

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. Vegetative Production of Oil from a C4 Crop Arcadia Biosciences will modify a number of genes involved in. Research, TECO Westinghouse Motor.

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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. VIA Motors has developed the first extended range electric powertrain capable of replacing the V8 engine. Bob Lutz, who retired from GM in 2010, recently joined the the VIA Motors Board of Directors.

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. Fortunately there are companies at the Plug-In Conference who exceed expectations and one of them is Coulomb out of Campbell, California.

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Japan and Europe by 2010 , under a widespread "green" strategy outlined today.The ecological gas-electric vehicles, which can be recharged from a home electrical outlet , will target leasing customers, Toyota Motor Corp.

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. GM also said it plans to strengthen its core business through global growth initiatives and an aggressive product launch cadence, while continuing to focus on driving cost efficiencies.

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Goal!

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GM Finally Unveils Production Chevy Volt Popular Mechanics By Larry Webster September 16, 2008 After 100 years of making cars, it's party time at the General's house. We'll have a Volt in Austin on October 17th and 18th at the Austin Alt Car Conference.

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." I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid.

OnStar Service to Launch in China in December

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a joint venture between General Motors Company, SAIC Group and Shanghai General Motors (SGM), will activate OnStar services and be fully operational in China in December 2009. Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd.,

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

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Subsequently, they engaged the Coordinating Research Council ( CRC ), a non-profit organization that directs, through committee action, engineering and environmental studies on the interaction between automotive/other mobility equipment and petroleum products.

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. An electric motor-generator that provides 15 kW of maximum generating power @ 1570-3180 rpm; 110 lb-ft (150 N·m) maximum electric motor torque (cranking); 79 lb-ft (107 N·m) maximum electric motor torque @ 1,000 rpm (electric assist); and 15 hp (11.2

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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. Because of limited availability of VW stock, the initial Suzuki purchase will be around ¥50 billion (US$569 million), said Osamu Suzuki, Chairman, President, CEO and COO of Suzuki during a press conference in Tokyo. The two companies said that they complement each other in terms of product portfolio, global distribution and manufacturing capacities.

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.

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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. Click on this photo to see Stefano Paris' video production of the event. I’ve heard him speak at the Plug-In conference.

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. Separately, Bartlett spoke at the US Department of Energy’s Biomass 2009 conference, warning against widespread unrealistic expectations and unsustainable mandates by Congress for biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) expanded in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).

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. Following that milestone, the company is targeting reduction to a subsequent 1/10 through scales of economy resulting from increasing mass production. For comparable efforts by General Motors, see earlier post.).

Hummer achieves 100mpg

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Raser Vice President David West is expected to speak at the convention on “Scaling Up from an Idea to Production.”. “We’ve The Hummer H3E was developed in cooperation with General Motors and integration partner FEV. “We

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. Throughout the Plan, GM will continue to make significant investment in future products and new technologies, with an investment of $5.4

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

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The auto industry is now gearing up to hash out those standards at the SAE conference in Detroit next week — and GM has a major stake in getting them out swiftly.

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. 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. Aims to get Saturn Vue on road in 2010; no production goal.

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. It is less certain that Britain will become the production hub for electriccars from the big manufacturers. Is it becuase US market prefers a "home" product? Walkout at UN conference after Iran.

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. Expo 2009 was not as big as 2008s show, but still busy Digital Media Report: Britains prime minister backs efforts to combat piracy During speech at technology conference, Gordon Brown says British government will "support the legal framework" that protects online content.

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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.( More BigCharts Virtual Stock Exchange FiLife.com WSJ Asia WSJ Europe WSJ Portuguese WSJ Spanish WSJ Chinese SEARCH Welcome, Logout My Account My Online Journal Help Message Center ( new) U.S.

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

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NewsVine StumbleUpon Mixx Text Size By Keith Johnson General Motors wont just keep pouring money into the Chevy Volt, its all-electric carthe Volt is shaping up as a key part of the U.S.

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. Power will come from a 200 kilowatt, or 268 horsepower, electric motor.

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

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"On some products, the costs, particularly in advanced technologies, are high," he said in a lengthy interview with Automotive News (free subscription required). " In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace.

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

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When we find BYDs new headquarters - a silvery office building that would not look out of place in Silicon Valley - Im given a tour of the company "museum," which celebrates products and milestones from the firms brief history, and then escorted into a conference room where plates of apples, bananas, and cherry tomatoes are spread on a table. Deploying the armies of laborers at BYD is an officer corps of managers and engineers who invent and design the products.

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