Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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General Motors and Honda today signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance. —Mark Reuss, president of General Motors.

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General Motors to supply Hydrotec fuel cell systems to Nikola; backing off earlier agreement

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General Motors Co. As part of that agreement, Nikola would utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery system and Hydrotec fuel cell technology, representing a key commercialization milestone for General Motors.

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DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks launched the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition ( AVTC ), revealed the 12 competing universities and named the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition. The headline sponsors are the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWorks, and the challenge is managed by Argonne National Laboratory.

General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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GM plans to become carbon-neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality. The company has also signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5?C, C, an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders.

SAE International and General Motors launch AutoDrive Challenge II; Level 4 autonomy

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As part of the commitment from General Motors, selected university teams will receive a new GM vehicle and technical training and mentorship from experienced industry engineers, along with technology, components, analytical tools, knowledge and technical training from additional corporate sponsors. SAE International announced the launch of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge II through a continued partnership with GM.

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Hum-dinger: General Motors reportedly to revive Hummer name as GMC electric truck

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A Wall Street Journal report Friday indicated that General Motors would revive the Hummer name as soon as 2022, but instead use the name for an all-electric pickup in the GMC family. The report indicated that General Motors recruited basketball star Lebron James to help promote the pickup during next month's Super Bowl. Spokesmen for General

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The Greenius Plan For General Motors

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I’m afraid the time has come to pull the plug on GM’s life support so we can plug into a whole new kind of Motors much better than General. I’m talking about electric motors. Here’s what I’m proposing: Seize and Nationalize the bankrupt General Motors Corporation. Put Dr. Andrew Franks , Andy Grove and Elon Musk in charge of the new National Electric Motors Corporation. We Must Destroy GM In Order To Save GM.

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 OpelOffering mobile data speeds as much as 10 times faster than 3G technology, 4G LTE mobile broadband is about to change the way we stay in touch with each other: and now it is ready to change the way we drive too.

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."

General Motors set sales records in China in 2014

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General Motors and its joint ventures sold a record 3,539,970 vehicles in China in 2014, an average of one vehicle every 9 seconds and almost 9,700 vehicles each day. Shanghai GM Norsom Motors opened its Phase III manufacturing facility in Shenyang, Liaoning. GM’s sales were up 12.0% from the previous high of 3,160,377 vehicles sold in 2013. GM performed well ahead of the overall industry in China, which was up an estimated 7.5% last year.We

General Motors posts May record of 276,109 Vehicles in China

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General Motors and its joint ventures sold 276,109 vehicles in China in May—a new record for the month. Sales increased 9.2% from the same month last year. Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling as well as their Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Wuling brands also reached new highs for May sales. In addition, Shanghai GM’s total sales surpassed 9 million units since the joint venture’s establishment in 1997. Shanghai GM’s domestic sales rose 15.8% from May 2013 to 135,921 units.

General Motors changes approach to hydrogen cars

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The long term validity of hydrogen cars has been in question for years, particularly with electric cars seemingly stealing a march on their green rival: and now General Motors has placed more doubt on their future. Just two weeks ago at an event in Dearborn, General Motors’ Bob Lutz commented that “not many people in [.]. Fuel Cells GM Hydrogen cars Latest news Bob Lutz fuel cell cars fuel cells General Motors hydrogen cars USA

General Motors boost vehicle aerodynamics

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By refining the shape and fine tuning the exterior design of the new Chevrolet Malibu, General Motors engineers have removed more than 60 counts – a count is 0.001 co-efficient of drag – of wind drag from the vehicle. Chevrolet general motors Green cars Latest news aerodynamics Chevrolet Malibu Chevy Malibu new Malibu

General Motors dominates Chinese market

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The sales success of General Motors inChinacontinued in July as its joint ventures sold 173,398 vehicles during the month. general motors Green cars Latest news China GM GM China GM China salesShanghai GM, as well as GM’s Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands all reached sales records for the month even though GM’s China sales were down 1.8 per cent compared to the same month last year due [.].

General Motors and DTE Energy partner on 800 kW solar array

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General Motors is partnering with DTE Energy to build a new 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant that will be GM’s largest solar installation in Michigan. The 2,800 solar panels will generate clean electricity that will go back to the grid. DTE Energy will own the array on 4.25 acres of land leased from GM.

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Navigant: Daimler, Audi, BMW, and General Motors currently leading development of autonomous vehicle market

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In a new Leaderboard Report, Navigant Research ranks Daimler, Audi, BMW, and General Motors (GM) as leading the autonomous vehicle OEM market in terms of strategy and execution. General Motors. The report examines the strategy and execution of 18 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including company profiles and rankings, to provide an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the developing autonomous vehicle market.

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General Motors makes battery breakthrough

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The clever minds at General Motors have teamed up with the similarly forward-thinking geniuses at MEDA Engineering and Technical Services and HRL Labs to make a potentially significant battery breakthrough. GM Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries General Motors green cars

General Motors sets another record in China

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It was yet another staggeringly successful for month for General Motors (GM) and its joint ventures in China during August, as it set another sales record. general motors Green cars Latest news Buick Cadillac Chevrolet China China sales General Motors sales GM Shanghai GMThe company achieved the third best sales month in 2011 with domestic vehicle sales rising 13.4 per cent on an annual basis to 205,885 units. This means that for [.].

General Motors continues its fight back

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It may have been in financial ruin just a year ago, but the new General Motors is bouncing back from the mire in style. Tags: Cars Latest news general motors General Motors profits General Motors results General Motors sales GM Green cars The company announced second quarter 2010 results with revenue of $33.2billion and net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.3billion.

General Motors outlines fuel economy goal

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General Motors (GM) has outlined its product goals and progress towards its ambitions for 2020 as part of a newly released sustainability report: and has revealed an ambitious target for fuel economy. Latest News Green cars Chevrolet General Motors GM It has outlined three commitments for 2017 relating to its sustainability strategy. These are: - [.].

General Motors aims to tackle vehicle mass

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As part of its efforts to increase fuel economy, General Motors has teamed up with researchers from MIT to develop a tool aimed at estimating secondary mass savings in the vehicle design process. general motors Green cars Latest news Environmental Science and Technology General Motors green cars vehicle weight vehicle weight reduction

General Motors backs split-cycle engines

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general motors Green cars Latest news Alan Taub GM Scuderi Engine split-cycle engine split-cycle enginesAfter determining that split-cycle engine technology has massive potential, GM Vice President of Global Research and Development Dr Alan Taub has outlined that the company will be putting a “major thrust” in getting the technology moving. Speaking at the DOE’s 17th Directions in Energy-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference in Detroit, he noted that improved technology [.].

General Motors recalls eAssist models

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Certain vehicles fitted with the General Motors eAssist light electrification system are to be recalled. Latest News Green cars Chevrolet General Motors According to GM, some of the vehicles may have a condition that means the Generator Control Module does not function properly: potentially causing a gradual loss of charge and prompting the malf[.].

General Motors breaks ground for St. Petersburg plant expansion

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General Motors broke ground for the expansion of GM Auto, its wholly owned manufacturing facility in St. Among the additional vehicles that will be produced at GM Auto is the new Opel Astra sedan, which will make its worldwide debut at the Moscow International Motor Show in August. Petersburg, Russia. It will more than double GM Auto’s annual production capacity from the current 98,000 vehicles to 230,000 vehicles by 2015.

General Motors to extend landfill initiative

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General Motors will extend its efforts to eliminate the shipment of plant waste to landfills, to its non-manufacturing sites. general motors Green cars Latest news GM GM landfill GM landfill initiative Landaal Packaging SystemsCurrently, 10 of its non-manufacturing sites now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations after a major rethink of packaging and work to create designs with recyclable attributes intended for disassembly. At [.].

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. Despite being a pick-up truck, and looking like anything but a green car, the vehicle boasts a 5.3litre EcoTec V8 engine that General [.]. GM Green cars Latest news Ford F-150 fuel economy General Motors GMC GMC Sierra green cars

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. A fleet of EN-V 2.0 vehicles will be integrated with a multi-modal transportation system alongside bicycles, cars and shuttle buses at the university’s Minhang campus in Shanghai to evaluate the benefits and challenges of a vehicle sharing transportation model.

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General Motors introduces new electric car

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Not content with dominating the green car market with the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors has now set its sights on the electric car market in China. Shanghai General Motors has introduced the Sail SPRINGO EV (pictured) as part of Auto Guangzhou 2012 – a vehicle that has been developed by Shanghai GM alongside the Pan [.].

General Motors India introduces locally-developed 1.2L Smart-Tech Engine

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General Motors India has introduced its new Smart-Tech engine. The 1.2-liter Smart-Tech engine was created by the GM Technical Centre-India in Bangalore in cooperation with GM’s new engine plant in Talegaon. It will be produced at the Talegaon facility for a range of new models offered by GM in India. The Smart-Tech engine features aluminum cylinder heads, deep skirt cylinder block and lightweight pistons with low tension rings, which decreases weight and maximizes fuel economy.

General Motors commits to carbon fibre

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General Motors has outlined its commitment to using carbon fibre in its vehicles by agreeing to co-develop advanced carbon fibre composite technologies with Teijin Limited. general motors Green cars Latest news carbon fiber carbon fibre carbon fibre reinforced plastics Teijin Teijin Limited

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

The New General Motors Launches; Lutz Unretiring

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The new, downsized General Motors Company emerged from bankruptcy Friday morning. 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. We are deeply appreciative for the support we have received during this historic transformation, and we will work hard to repay this trust by building a successful new General Motors.

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 launches Buick LaCrosse eAssist in China

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General Motors launched the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist on August 25. At the heart of the LaCrosse eAssist is a 115V lithium-ion battery and 15kW motor-generator unit, which help increase fuel economy. The new model features a 2.4-liter SIDI intelligent direct injection engine along with advanced eAssist intelligent technology (light electrification, earlier post ), which work together to reduce fuel consumption by 20% compared with the standard model.

General Motors responds to Volt safety concerns

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Now, General Motors has moved to reassure customers about the vehicle’s safety. Chevrolet Electric cars general motors Green cars Latest news battery fire Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt fire Chevrolet Volt safety electric car safety National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Volt fire

General Motors shatters sales record in China

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The success story that is General Motors in China, wrote a new chapter in October when the company, along with its joint ventures, set a new sales record. general motors Green cars Latest news China China sales GM China GM sales in China SAIC-GM-Wuling Shanghai GMDuring the month it sold 220,412 units – that’s up 10.4 per cent on an annual basis. Domestic demand for vehicles from Shanghai GM increased 4.3 per [.].

General Motors invests in solar power

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It seems that solar power is the hot topic among the green car industry – with General Motors the latest to make a huge investment in the technology. General Motors Ventures LLC will pour $7.5million into Sunlogics PLC, which is a Michigan-based integrated global solar energy systems provider that specialises in solar project development and [.]. general motors Green cars Latest news GM GM Ventures solar power Sunlogics

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

China success continues for General Motors

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The success story of General Motors in China has continued in style after the company announced a 20.4 general motors Green cars Latest news Buick Cadillac Chevrolet China China sales GM GM sales Shanghai GMper cent increase in domestic sales, helping it to a November record of 237,130 vehicles delivered. During the month, there was a rise in domestic demand for Shanghai GM vehicles – up 7.6 per cent to 113,120 [.].

Proof that General Motors is going green

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If you were wondering whether or not General Motors is truly throwing its weight behind green technology then take a look at its list of 1,300 patents filed last year – more than half of them were devoted to green innovations. Tags: Green cars Green credentials Latest news general motors GM GM Global Research and Development green innovations green patents green technology new catalyst material shape memory alloy

General Motors to extend electric vehicle project

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Not content with its headline-dominating Chevrolet Volt being ready to debut later this year, General Motors has now announced a demonstration project to explore market needs and customer acceptance of electric vehicles in Korea which will involve a fleet of Chevrolet Cruze electric cars. Tags: Chevrolet Electric cars Green cars Latest news general motors Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze EV electric vehicles LG Chem

Shanghai General Motors introduces Sail SPRINGO EV at Auto Guangzhou 2012; green technology strategy to 2020

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At the opening of Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle, the Sail SPRINGO EV. Based off a new electric vehicle architecture developed by Shanghai GM in conjunction with PATAC, the Sail SPRINGO EV features a permanent magnet electric motor capable of producing 85 kW of power and up to 510 N·m (376 lb-ft) of torque, allowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 10 seconds. (As The Sail SPRINGO EV.

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General Motors makes huge investment in Brazil

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Brazil has become a hot market for automotive giants around the world and now General Motors is poised to make another significant investment in the country. General Motors do Brazil will invest R$700million into the development and production of a new Chevrolet model at the Sao Caetano do Sul plant in Sao Paulo. However, this is [.].