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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. We Must Destroy GM In Order To Save GM.

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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. If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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Steve Westly (left) with Jeremy Snyder, General Manager, Tesla Motors (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. Don’t forget that the big brains at General Motors used toasters, lamps and electric fans as the spokespeople last time they had a sexy electric car to market.

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Comedy CAFE Clowns Crack Me Up

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Bird Cage Liners article this morning: Asking carmakers to comply with California’s rules would be tantamount to forcing a cancer patient to “finish chemo and then go run the Boston Marathon,&# General Motors Corp. Car Makers Serve Up Funniest Fail Ever!

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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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I have seen the future my friends and it looks exactly like a 76 degree January day filled with beautiful people driving gorgeous plug-in hybrid and plug-in electric 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

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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.

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General Motors asset sale receives approval

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The sale of substantially all of General Motors Corporation’s assets to NGMCO Inc, an entity funded by the US Department of the Treasury, has been approved by US Bankruptcy Court. The approval is a vital step as General Motors bids to come out of bankruptcy, with the US Treasury having previously stated it would halt funding to GM if the asset sale were not concluded by July 10.

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General Motors continues incredible growth in China

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The remarkable success story that is General Motors in China continued at a rapid pace last month. Tags: Chevrolet Green cars Latest news general motors Buick Buick Excelle Buick LaCROSSE Buick New Regal Cadillac Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Epica Chevrolet New Sail China FAW-GM GM China SAIC-GM-Wuling Shanghai GM The company, along with its joint ventures, posted record sales in May buoyed by strong demand for the Chevrolet brand.

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General Motors to sell bi-fuel pick-up truck

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Pick-up trucks don’t exactly have a “green” reputation – however, that may all change thanks to General Motors’ latest plans. general motors Green cars Latest news bi-fuel bi-fuel pick-up truck IMPCO Automotive pick-up truckThe company will start selling a compressed natural gas bi-fuel pick-up truck from the fourth quarter of 2012 with IMPCO Automotive acting as the tier-one supplier integrating the CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system into [.].

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

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Los Angeles General Motors GM Chevy Car Sharing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Lyft MavenWith the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service might affect availability. If yesterday's.

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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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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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Strong demand for Opel Ampera-e in Norway moves up launch date

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In Europe, General Motors markets the U.S.-built Europe General Motors Opel Norway plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Opel Ampera-eJust as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is launching in North America, its European cousin is beginning deliveries across the Atlantic. built Bolt EV as virtually identical Opel Ampera-e under its German Opel brand. An example of what is known in the industry as "badge engineering," the Ampera-e.

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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 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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Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

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General Motors GM Chevy Future Cars plug-in cars Mary BarraIt's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development costs of new platforms across a wider range of products. It also means that two seemingly dissimilar models—such as a sedan and a utility vehicle—can share.

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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.

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