General Motors and US Army expand fuel cell partnership

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Hydrogen fuel cell technology may have lost a substantial amount of funding in the USA: but it is firmly on the agenda between the US Army and one of the country''s leading automotive companies, General Motors. Latest News Green cars Hydrogen fuel General Motors Fuel Cells

It's Official: General Motors Now Sees Tesla As A Threat

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General Motors will be hoping those words, from vice chairman Steve Girksy as the automaker begins to study electric upstart Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], don''t become too prophetic. "History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming their way because you didn’t know where you could be disrupted."

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General Motors claims to beat Ford on fuel efficiency

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If you needed proof of how important fuel economy has become as a selling point for new vehicles then look no further than the 2014 GMC Sierra 150 (pictured) from General Motors. GM Green cars Latest news Ford F-150 fuel economy General Motors GMC GMC Sierra green cars

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New General Motors officially launched

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Some good news at last for the battered and bruised automotive industry in North America where the new, downsized General Motors Company emerged from bankruptcy yesterday. The new General Motors’ common stock is split as follows: US Department of the Treasury: 60.8%. Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news general motors GM New General Motors New General Motors launch New GM

Sources: Peugeot and General Motors in alliance talk

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Reports suggest that General Motors, currently the world’s largest automaker, is in discussions with Europe’s number two automaker Peugeot with the talks focusing on sharing vehicles and parts as opposed to swapping stakes. general motors Green cars Latest news General Motors Peugeot PSA Peugeot CitroenTwo of the biggest car manufacturers in the world are discussing a potential alliance, according to inside sources.

General Motors Invests in Electric Bus Firm With Rapid Charger Tech

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You’d think that General Motors already had a pretty impressive grasp of the electric vehicle market with its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, but the automaker announced today that its investment arm was providing part of the capital in a joint $30 million venture investment in a company that makes electric busses.

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GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

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At the same time, it's also the car General Motors is using as its primary. General Motors GM Chevy Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving carsThe Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one.

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'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one. General Motors Chevy Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving carsWith an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and local incentives), the Bolt EV considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer. But the Chevy hatchback is also GM's main platform for self-driving car development. DON'T.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

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General Motors GM hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell Prototypes clean energy U.S. Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S. Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to a war zone. The Colorado ZH2 is a collaboration.

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Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

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Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. General Motors hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. Called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, it is based on a stretched version of the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck chassis, with radically-different bodywork and numerous other modifications.

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

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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. 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. Long-range battery-electric vehicles are the same, according to analysts and insiders: the question.

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General Motors reveals plans for 4G network

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That’s because General Motors (GM) has announced the largest deployment of 4G technology [.]. general motors GM Green cars Latest news Vauxhall 4G 4G LTE network AT&T General Motors Opel

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Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

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Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Finance General Motors Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock Market Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles, let alone sell more than 100,000 and garner praise from both customers and the media—as the electric-car startup has done. Now the Silicon Valley automaker can claim.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to enter production in October

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General Motors has followed an aggressive schedule for the launch of its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. Manufacturing General Motors Production plug-in carsAfter unveiling the production version of the 200-mile electric car at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show back in January, GM said the Bolt EV would begin rolling off assembly lines before the end of the year. The Bolt EV has been in pilot.

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

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General Motors Chevy Apple plug-in carsIt appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, showed Woz a pre-production version of the Bolt EV, and took him for a ride. Woz seemed to like what he saw. DON'T MISS: Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV.

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GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

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General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends. General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars sustainabilityThe Detroit automaker won't achieve its goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on U.S. roads by next year, it said, but is still committed to larger volumes. It also.

Honda, GM To Build Factory For Fuel-Cell Production By 2025

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General Motors GM hydrogen Project Driveway hydrogen fuel cellThe cost of developing advanced zero-emission powertrains for future vehicles is substantial, even for the world's largest carmakers. Especially in hydrogen fuel-cell research, the biggest auto companies are doubling and tripling up to share the costs. Honda and GM said in July 2013 that they would share their fuel-cell development efforts, and.

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Chevy Bolt EV Trademark To Be Shared With Yamaha After U.S. Patent Office Suspension: UPDATE

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Not long after its unveiling at January's Detroit Auto Show, General Motors promised to put the 200-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car concept into production within two years. General Motors Trademark plug-in cars Car names Chevrolet Bolt Chevrolet Bolt EVBut there's already a problem with that plan. It has nothing to do with the claimed 200-mile range or $37,500 base price--both of which could prove challenging.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk named to Trump's business-leader forum

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General Motors Elon Musk White House Silicon Valley Uber Donald TrumpTesla CEO Elon Musk has been appointed to a forum of business leaders being assembled by President-elect Donald Trump. The addition of Musk and two other notable business personalities was announced Wednesday by Trump's transition team, shortly before a meeting between the President-elect and several Silicon Valley executives, including Musk.

Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

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When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted just over five years ago, General Motors created a version for Europe called the Opel Ampera. Europe General Motors Opel Ampera plug-in carsIt was essentially identical to the Volt except for styling and other cosmetic differences, something that's known in the industry as "badge engineering." Now that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is.

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Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

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And yet, last week, Tesla briefly passed General Motors to become the most valuable U.S. Detroit General Motors Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. automaker by market capitalization. It had passed Ford last week, and long ago surpassed the value.

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GM taps Bolt EV, Volt, Super Cruise chief for new EV lead role

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General Motors announced Friday that it would promote Pamela Fletcher to a newly created role to lead the automaker's global electric vehicle program. General Motors EVFletcher most recently oversaw development of the Chevy Bolt EV and Super Cruise programs. The newly minted role for Fletcher—vice president of Global Electric Vehicle Programs—has.

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GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

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When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. General Motors Chevy biodiesel B20 fleetThere are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for vehicles that see commercial use, although those vehicles often cover more miles every year than the average passenger car. But fleet buyers have embraced alternative.

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GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

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General Motors GM Mark Reuss plug-in cars Profit Mary BarraAutomotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features, new powertrains, and new types of vehicles. More than six years after modern electric cars hit the market in volume, many automakers are only now deciding on their strategies.

Far more Chevy Bolt EVs likely to be sold than compliance requires

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That means they are built primarily to satisfy California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, and are generally only available in that state and perhaps a few other electric-car friendly markets. General Motors is aiming for more. General Motors California Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance carFor the past few years, several of the electric-car models on sale in the U.S. have been "compliance cars."

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Hydrogen For Military Use: Chevy Colorado Fuel-Cell Truck

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While General Motors has cut back its fuel-cell research efforts for passenger cars, it has joined forces with the U.S. Green General Motors U.S. Army to build a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck with powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The "extreme off-road" vehicle will be used as part of an ongoing research effort to see if fuel-cell powertrains can stand up to the. Army hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell military research

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Lyft drivers to get bulk of early 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars? Updated report

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General Motors has said that it will not take pre-orders for the car, which has drawn comparisons to the Tesla Model 3 that has racked up around 400,000 reservations. General Motors plug-in cars ridesharing LyftThe 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is expected to start production before the end of the year.

Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

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General Motors V8 Fuel Economy Delphi Cylinder DeactivationCylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of their cylinders under light loads, effectively cutting displacement when extra power is not needed. That's typically accomplished by deactivating no more than half of an.

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First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer

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General Motors Canada Chevy plug-in carsFollowing its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV to be sold in Canada was delivered to its buyer. It proved to be a somewhat drawn-out process overseen by a dedicated electric-car advocate. DON'T MISS: First.

Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main Mission To Marginalize Tesla Electric Cars?

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General Motors Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Mary Barra Tesla Model 3The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV may be the most eagerly awaited electric car since the original Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt (plus everything Tesla). Its claimed 200-mile range and pre-incentive price of $37,500 will make it unique if it launches this December as expected. And there's been much press coverage of whether or not the Bolt EV will compete.

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Thinking of buying a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Read the owner's manual!

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The launch of the 238-mile electric car is now close enough that General Motors has undertaken the mundane yet critical task of issuing an owner's manual for the car. General Motors Chevy ownership plug-in carsThe first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars should be arriving in dealerships sometime this month, likely in electric-car friendly California before anywhere else.

GM, Honda set up joint fuel-cell manufacturing plant, 2020 production goal

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This morning, General Motors and Honda jointly announced that the two companies would establish a joint venture to produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for future products from each carmaker. General Motors GM hydrogen research and development hydrogen fuel cellBattery-electric cars are being delivered in volume today, but planned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major automakers are on a more gradual timeframe.

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Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

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Manufacturing General Motors GM Partnership Mark Reuss plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lg-chemIn last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's development. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development said in October that the company's partnership with LG Chem was "unprecedented." The cooperation was.

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Commercial tests of self-driving Chevy Bolt EV to launch in many cities in 2019

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General Motors officials made a bold announcement on a Thursday conference call with investors: the automaker plans to launch commercial autonomous fleet operations beginning in 2019. General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving carsThe Detroit-based automaker's vision for commercial, autonomous ride sharing will begin with self-driving Bolt EV robo-taxis operating in dense urban areas in.

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Start-stop systems to be standard on all GM vehicles by 2020

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General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. General Motors stop/start CAFE Fuel Economy start-stop system Corporate Average Fuel EconomyStart-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save fuel—are already available on numerous models from multiple manufacturers. But GM reportedly plans to offer start-stop on at least one powertrain in every model it makes by 2020.

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General Motors China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University to collaborate on vehicle sharing with Chevy EN-V 2.0

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General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to collaborate on a vehicle sharing program featuring the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 ( earlier post ) starting next year.

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How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

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General Motors GM Department of Energy CAFE U.S. All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025.

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Hydrogen cars celebrate half a century; have they made a difference?

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General Motors GM hydrogen Prototype History hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission VehicleElectric cars are virtually as old as the auto industry, but hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are not.

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GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

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That''s not something General Motors recognizes as an issue, though. General Motors Batteries Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Bolt When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. It plans to to forge ahead with an expansion of its electrified-vehicle range, regardless of how low oil prices get. DON''T MISS.

Carlos Ghosn's Face Shows Nissan's Reaction To 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

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General Motors GM Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Larry NitzCarlos Ghosn has never really been known as a man with frequent warm and ready smiles for all comers. Under most circumstances, the man who runs not only global automaker Nissan but the Franco-Japanese Renault-Nissan Alliance displays a serious, thoughtful countenance. But as he inspected the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV during last week's Detroit Auto.