GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

Honda and GM said in July 2013 that they would share their fuel-cell development efforts, and. 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.

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Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

Green Car Reports

GM made waves last fall when product chief Mark Reuss said the company will pay $145 per kilowatt-hour for the cells in. Batteries lithium-ion GM battery pack costs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor in making those cars affordable for the mass market.

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

Green Car Reports

In 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." Manufacturing General Motors GM Partnership Mark Reuss plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lg-chem

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

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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. 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.

GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

Green Car Reports

Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with Trucks.com, GM’s global fuel-cell business director Charles Freese seemed confident that hydrogen will become a next big step in transportation. General Motors GM hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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. 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.

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GM Shows Chevy Bolt EV Electric-Car Prototypes Testing: Video

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The bulk of today's GM media presentation is about the 2016 Chevy Cruze, to be unveiled tonight. But GM's Electrification team turned out in full. Videos GM Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Spy Videos Chevrolet Bolt Chevrolet Bolt EVWe learned very few new details about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV today, but General Motors released a development video that will likely excite fans and potential buyers of the 200-mile electric car.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV Development: GM, LG Chem Reveal Deep Partnership

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Now GM has revealed how it. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt EV Future Cars GM Mark Reuss lg-chem plug-in carsWhen General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV concept last January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 200-mile electric car was a shock to the industry. But equally startling was the launch schedule that emerged over the following months: The Bolt EV is to go into production before the end of 2016.

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

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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. That''s not something General Motors recognizes as an issue, though. It plans to to forge ahead with an expansion of its electrified-vehicle range, regardless of how low oil prices get. DON''T MISS.

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GM Targets Tesla With 200-Mile Bolt EV Mantra: 'For Regular People, Not Elites'

Green Car Reports

General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Mary Barra Tesla Model 3 Chevrolet Bolt EVIf we heard it once, we heard it a dozen times this week. The upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car is "for regular people, not for the elites." You'd almost think that General Motors had adopted the "1 Percent" meme that appears to be the lasting legacy of Occupy Wall Street. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production.

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How GM plans to market Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, Bolt EV electric car

Green Car Reports

As GM starts to sell its 2017 Volt nationally, and. Green Auto Show Chevy Volt GM General Motors Marketing plug-in carsHybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone. But explaining plug-in hybrids to car buyers at large—it's a hybrid, but it also plugs in, but only for double-digit range—has proven to be very hard.

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Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

Green Car Reports

GM's 238-mile battery-electric hatchback is rolling out. General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is what we're tempted to suggest about a new article that addresses the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car.

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New LG Michigan plant could boost GM electric-car domestic content

Green Car Reports

General Motors in-car electronics Michigan GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem assembly plantsThe question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. Every automobile sold in the U.S. carries a listing of content sources, specifying what percentage by value of its overall content comes from which countries or regions. Electric cars, it turns out, have some anomalies.

Honda and GM update fuel cell partnership

Green Cars News

It was back in July that GM and Honda announced an agreement to co-develop hydrogen storage technologies and next-generati[.]. Honda GM

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U.K. To Miss Out On 200-Mile Chevy Bolt EV, GM's 'Electric Car For Everyone'?

Green Car Reports

That same car will also likely be sold in Europe, under GM's German Opel nameplate--effectively replacing the Opel Ampera, a Chevy Volt-in-drag. Green Chevrolet Bolt EV England Future Cars GM General Motors Right hand drive plug-in carsNorth American buyers are eagerly anticipating the debut late next year of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a 200-mile subcompact electric car promised to sell for $37,500 before incentives.

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2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

Green Car Reports

But as we wrote last summer, "We worry most about GM's ability to explain what the Volt is, why. By virtually all accounts, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt is a handsome, enjoyable, efficient, and comfortable plug-in hybrid hatchback. This site named it our Best Car To Buy for 2016, and it's won plaudits from reviewers across the spectrum. Marketing Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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GM Developing Tesla Model E Rival: 200-Mile, $30,000 Electric Car?

Green Car Reports

GM is developing a Tesla-rivaling car that can go 200 miles on a charge and would cost So far, the Tesla Model S is alone among plug-in electric cars in providing 200 miles or more of electric range.

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GM employees take to bicycles for cleaner transport

Green Cars News

General Motors (GM) might be best know for its production of four-wheeled mode of transport, but it seems the car giant is also switched-on to pedal-power too.

GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

Green Car Reports

General Motors GM carbon dioxide Chevrolet Cruze DieselDiesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet Equinox and Mazda CX-5 crossovers that will launch for the 2018 model year. But the future of diesel in U.S. passenger cars remains far more up in the air, due to a confluence of.

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GM and Honda announce executive leadership and board of directors for Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC

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Suheb Haq of GM will serve as the first president of FCSM, and Tomomi Kosaka of Honda will be the new company’s vice president. GM and Honda plan to rotate the positions of president and vice president every two years. Haq most recently was director of GM Operational Excellence. Representing GM on the FCSM board of directors are: Charles Freese, Executive Director, Global Fuel Cell Business.

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GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

Green Car Reports

Manufacturing General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM costs Voltec plug-in carsThe biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9 million hybrids produced, over almost 20 years--but it builds 10 million cars a year. General Motors, on the other hand, has now built roughly 100,000 Chevrolet Volt.

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Zero waste for eleven more GM plants

Green Cars News

GM Editor Pick Eleven more General Motors facilities have now achieved landfill-free status, bringing the total to 122 sites spanning Asia, Europe, South and North America. Each of these facilities recycles, reuses or converts to energy all waste produced from daily operations.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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Over the past three years, GM and Honda have been collaborating on next-generation fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems, aiming at commercialization in the 2020 time frame. Next-generation fuel cell stack co-developed by Honda and GM. GM and Honda rank No.

Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

Green Car Reports

General Motors GM Future Cars Apple Google plug-in cars Silicon ValleyOver the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. Could these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the established order in the global auto industry? The answer remains to be seen, but this month brought news that both companies are restructuring their efforts. DON'T MISS: 2017.

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GM Will Make Autonomous Versions Of The 2017 Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Reports

Beginning in late fall 2016, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Warren Technical Center campus of General Motors [NYSE:GM], in Michigan, you might your shuttle quite intriguing: a 2017 Chevrolet Volt, driving itself. The automaker plans to deploy a fleet of Volt extended range electric cars to drive people autonomously within the campus. Plug-In Hybrids Volt plug-in cars

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GM switches on to light savings

Green Cars News

It’s amazing how one small change can make such a huge difference-and that’s a lesson GM is benefitting from learning this week-as the car giant reveals how it will cut no less than 8,500 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, just by changing a few lightbulbs.

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CDP Technologies offering new gaseous fuels aftermarket cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines

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will offer a new aftermarket gaseous fuels-prepped cylinder head package for GM 6.0L The new CDP cylinder head will be available for the popular GM engines that have been, or are slated to be, converted to a gaseous alternative fuel engine.

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

Green Car Reports

Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as previously expected. This morning, the company''s North America President, Alan Batey, officially confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show that the vehicle will be built at GM''s Orion

GM prototyping future autonomous robotaxi services

National Green Transportation

On Thursday, GM announced plans at an investors conference which add up to an autonomously driving robotaxi service which will be owned and operated by General Motors sometime in the future.

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Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

Green Car Reports

That's not the most interesting aspect of Bolt EV production, though: GM actually builds the. General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car at the existing Orion assembly plant in Michigan, which opened in 1983. Production factory plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

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GM to acquire Cruise Automation to accelerate autonomous vehicle development

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General Motors is acquiring three-year-old start-up Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology. The acquisition of Cruise is GM’s latest step toward its goal of redefining the future of personal mobility. GM’s commitment to autonomous vehicles is inspiring, deliberate, and completely in line with our vision to make transportation safer and more accessible.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV battery may fail due to faulty cell; new pack needed for a few GM electric cars (updated)

Green Car Reports

General Motors lithium-ion Quality GM Chevy battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV General Motors has informed "a few hundred" owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars that their cars could suffer from a problem with the lithium-ion battery pack that could cause it to fail without warning. The cars were among the very earliest Bolt EVs produced for public sale, so are likely concentrated in California and perhaps Oregon.

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GM reveals electric car plans including more details on Spark EV

Green Cars News

General Motors (GM) has certainly been at the forefront of the electrification movement, particularly with the Chevrolet Volt vastly outselling its competition – and now it has outlined the plans it hopes will help it to retain its position as the green car leader.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

GM Working On 200-Mile Electric Car, Says CEO Akerson

Green Car Reports

Now Dan Akerson has confirmed it: GM is working on an electric car with a 200-mile range, according to its CEO. Last summer he dropped a hint that it might be possible. The chief executive officer of General Motors made the comment yesterday at an energy conference, as reported in Reuters. He pointed to breakthroughs "on the horizon" in battery

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GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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After proving a initial look at the design and capability of the different components ( earlier post ) late last year, GM is now providing deeper technical insight into the second-generation platform. For the second-generation, GM wanted to enhance the electric performance of the Volt.

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Honda To Cooperate With GM On Plug-In Hybrid Technology?

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: GM, Honda Latest. Honda and General Motors may expand their cooperation on green cars, according to a report in the Japanese media. In 2013 the two automakers signed a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, which remains in effect until at least 2020. Now, it appears they may collaborate on plug-in hybrids as well. Green General Motors Partnership Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars