Climate change: GM mulls an electric Hummer revival

Green Car Reports

The idea of bringing back the Hummer brand is on the table at General Motors.

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Should GM bring back Hummer, all-electric? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

General Motors’ Hummer brand was officially retired in 2010, at a time when a new GM was emerging from bankruptcy, the recession pulled ostentatious guzzlers out of vogue, and there was more awareness about fuel efficiency. The Hummer brand.

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Byton big screen, Model X patrol car, Hummer electric redux: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

GM is considering reviving its Hummer brand, with a twist. General Motors, which has ruled out any revival of its once-maligned Hummer brand in the past, is considering. Byton gives us a look around the interior of its upcoming electric SUV.

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The Hummer Club

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Leaf batteries, Hummer poll, how Porsche sees electric: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

And we ask you if Hummer should come back electric. Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a long time. Porsche lays out its vision for going electric. All this and more on Green Car Reports Porsche’s U.S. CEO used an Op-Ed in Monday’s USA Today to lay out a pragmatic position—that the future of performance cars is electrified but. Today in Car News

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Hummer goes green with mini electric car

Green Cars News

It has been a couple of years since the demise of the much-derided Hummer. But for those of you who loved its excessive, chunky styling, then you might be pleased to know that the spirit of the Hummer lives on, albeit in a smaller, greener form, to appease our inner eco-warriors.

Schwarzenegger's hydrogen Hummer gives way to electric G-Wagen

Green Car Reports

The movie star and former California governor previously drove a hydrogen-fueled Hummer H2, symbolizing both his love for militaristic vehicles and a general concern for the environment. Arnold Schwarzenegger has always had rather unusual taste in vehicles.

Hummer returns in mini electric guise

Green Cars News

The Hummer-a relic of our carefree, gas guzzling past is back-as an electric car. The Hummer brand, famous for its sub-10mpg vehicles, was resigned to the scrapheap by its parent firm GM back in 2010, as the car giant battled to restore itself to profitability. But as GM abandoned Hummer, so a new firm acquired [.]. Electric cars electric vehicle GM Hummer HX

Hummer achieves 100mpg

Green Cars News

An American green technology company has developed a hybrid Hummer capable of over 100mpg. Raser Technologies, the company behind the hybrid hummer, claims to have achieved the impossible by greening up one of the cars with the worse environmental record.

Plug-In Hybrid HUMMERs Headed For The South Pole On Biodiesel

Green Car Reports

There's a team gearing up right now to undertake that very adventure--using a pair of plug-in hybrid Hummers. If you were going to drive to the South Pole, what vehicle would you choose? The mission is called Zero South, signifying the group's goal of being the first to reach the South Pole without using any fossil fuels. DON'T MISS: Five Vehicles. Green Off-road Plug-In Hybrids biodiesel plug-in cars

Tesla Beyond Compare, 2016 Volvo XC90 Pricing, Plug-In Hybrid Hummers: Today's Car News

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Today, find out why nothing compares with the Tesla Model S electric car, peruse pricing information on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, and check out the plug-in hybrid Hummers that will attempt to reach the South Pole on biodiesel. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What's the best way to get more electric cars on U.S. roads. Today in Car News

HUMMER sale to put focus on fuel efficient vehicles

Green Cars News

Unless you’ve been living under the motoring world’s equivalent of a giant rock over the last few days, you will have heard the news about GM’s sale of the HUMMER brand to a Chinese company. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd entered into a definitive agreement that will allow it to acquire the HUMMER brand at the end of last week. It will also assume the existing dealer agreements with HUMMER’s dealership network.

Hummer achieves 50 all-electric miles

Green Cars News

Once a symbol of gas guzzling Americana, perceptions of the Hummer may soon change for the good after a preliminary road test of the Raser Hummer H3E achieved more than 50 miles of all-electric range. According to Spellman, the achievement ranks the vehicle in a similar category to the Chevy Volt though he points out that the main difference is that the powertrain used in the Hummer H3E can be used in larger vehicles such as SUVs and trucks.

Sichuan Tengzhong To Purchase HUMMER From GM

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confirmed that the China-based industrial machinery group will acquire the rights to the premium off-road HUMMER brand, along with the existing senior management and operational team. Tengzhong will also assume existing dealer agreements relating to HUMMER’s dealership network. We will be investing in the HUMMER brand and its research and development capabilities, which will allow HUMMER to better meet demand for new products such as more fuel-efficient vehicles in the US.

Hybrid Hummer H3 | Truth or Myth?

Hybrid SUV Blog

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Hummer sport utility? You can imagine my disbelief then when I started hearing rumors last month about a Hummer that was capable of getting 100 miles per gallon. Quick!

Is this Hybrid Hummer the Real Thing?

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Ca I hook up a gas or diesel generator directly to the a ac or dc motor, insted of the usual batter/charged system? I am a photog and I know that

HUMMER H3 and H3T Updated With New Flex-Fuel V8

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HUMMER has updated the 2010 HUMMER H3 and H3T midsize all-terrain vehicles with an available E85 Flex Fuel capable 5.3L HUMMER has committed to offer a biofuel powertrain in all body styles by 2010. Ltd (Tengzhong) entered into a definitive agreement that will allow Tengzhong to acquire GM’s HUMMER brand. V8 engine. The new 5.3L V8 Flex Fuel engine is standard in all 2010 Alpha series models and is a member of GM’s small-block V-8 family. Other variants of the 5.3L

Sale of Saab to Spyker Finalized; Sale of HUMMER Fails, Wind-Down to Begin

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Tengzhong) was unable to complete the acquisition of HUMMER. As a result, GM will begin the orderly wind-down of the HUMMER operations. GM will continue to honor HUMMER warranties, while providing service support and spare parts to current HUMMER owners around the world. General Motors and Spyker Cars NV finalized the deal for Spyker to purchase Saab Automobile AB.

Author Compares Vegan Hummer Driver to Meat Eating Prius Driver, Says Hummer Driver is Better for Environment

All Cars Electric

His words, "A vegan in a Hummer has a lighter carbon footprint that a beef eater in a Prius." Last week author Michael Pollan made a statement that upset many. Obviously his claim drew immediate criticism, but is there any truth to his words? Well, it turns out that Pollan was indeed wrong across the board. Gidon Eschel and Pamela

Nation-E Reveals All-Electric HUMMER H1 'Angel Car'

All Cars Electric

The HUMMER H1 is often the vehicle people picture first when they think of the most environmentally unfriendly thing on four wheels. So what better vehicle to demonstrate the diversity and flexibility of the electric car revolution than one of its main antagonists? That’s exactly what the people at Nation-E have set out to accomplish

General Motors And Tengzhong Sign Definitive Agreement For Sale Of HUMMER

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Ltd (Tengzhong) have entered into a definitive agreement that will allow Tengzhong to acquire GM’s HUMMER brand. Tengzhong intends to purchase HUMMER through an investment entity, in which it will hold an 80% stake. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, the buyer will acquire the ownership of the HUMMER brand, trademark and tradenames, as well as specific IP license rights necessary for the manufacture of HUMMER vehicles.

HUMMER Drivers Say: I'm More Moral Than Effete Prius Wimps

Green Car Reports

We often say that many Toyota Prius hybrid owners and HUMMER drivers choose their cars for the same reason: They want to make a statement to other people about who they are. Now our pals at Wired have uncovered a fascinating (if small) sociological study that parses how HUMMER owners view their vehicles. Even the soccer moms who

Range-Extended Electric Hummer H3E by Raser Drives 50+ All-Electric Miles in Test Drive

Green Car Congress

A recent preliminary road test of the Raser Hummer H3E, an H3 converted with a range-extended electric powertrain ( earlier post ), demonstrated more than 50 miles of all-electric range. The electric Hummer H3E is a plug-in electric vehicle powered by Raser’s proprietary E-REV (extended range electric vehicle) powertrain. It’s important to note that Raser’s electric Hummer H3E can achieve similar results to the Chevy Volt.

GM Restructuring: HUMMER Buyer, 300M Draw for Opel

Green Car Congress

has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a buyer for HUMMER. As part of the proposed transaction, HUMMER will continue to contract vehicle manufacturing and business services from GM during a defined transitional time period. General Motors Corp. The sale is expected to close by the end of third quarter of this year and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

GM's CEO Waggoner Announces Saturn Plug-in Hybrid; Bio-fuel Hummer

Plugs and Cars

Wagoner said GM is using the Saturn Vue hybrid sport utility vehicle to develop a plug-in hybrid, which can be re-charged from a standard electrical outlet, and will offer biofuel-capable Hummer SUVs. LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- General Motors Corp. (GM) GM) Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said Wednesday that the U.S. needs to reduce dependence on foreign energy and insisted the No.

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My Hummer Isn't Electric? IRS Details False Tax Credit Claims

All Cars Electric

During the first half of 2010, nearly 13,000 U.S. taxpayers wrongly claimed a staggering $33 million under the electric tax credit incentive scheme, a Treasury Department inspector general report has revealed. The credits, designed to encourage the uptake of plug-in hybrid and electric-only vehicles under the American Clean Energy and Security Act

Required Reading: Tesla Motors' Martin Eberhard Testifies

Plugs and Cars

And he suggests turning the perverse federal incentives that brought us the Hummer on their head. Tags: martin eberhard electric cars hummer tesla motors Martin Eberhard, Tesla Motors CEO, testified at the Senate Finance Committee yesterday. In a succinct presentation, he makes the case for electricity. Read his complete testimony here.

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FEV, Inc. and Raser to Unveil Hummer H3 Range-Extended Electric Vehicle at SAE World Congress

Green Car Congress

will unveil the Hummer H3 Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (ReEV) demonstrator at the upcoming 2009 SAE World Congress (Detroit, Michigan, 20-24 April). The Hummer H3 ReEV is the first range-extended electric vehicle based on a full-sized SUV. Needs of consumers will continue to vary, and the Hummer range-extended electric vehicle shows that fuel economy does not necessarily mean sacrificing power and utility. FEV, Inc.,

Testing Shows Raser Electric Hummer Exceeds 50 Miles On Batteries Alone

All Cars Electric

has announced results from a recent test drive which demonstrated over 50 miles of all-electric range for its plug-in electric Hummer H3E. Provo, Utah based Raser Technologies, Inc. According to Vice President of Business Development Jim Spellman, the H3E used only about 60% of the battery pack while covering the distance, which should

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Hybrid Owners: Still Happy After 200K-300K Miles

Green Car Reports

You'll probably remember stories about Hummers being greener than hybrids over a dust-to-rust car lifecycle from a few years back. Much of the heavyweight Hummer's supposed advantage was down to spurious claims that a hybrid would become unusable after 100,000 miles, where the tank-like off-roader would keep going for hundreds of thousands more

U.S.P.S. picks AM General to build next-generation mail trucks

Green Car Reports

AM General, the firm best known for building Hummer H1s in both civilian and military versions, has been selected by a rather different governmental agency to create a prototype with a different kind of civic duty in mind. Postal trucks, those white boxes that deliver you mail, haven't changed in decades. But that's all set to change. DON'T MISS. government fleet

GM-Backed Bright Idea Plug-In Hybrid Van To Be Built By AM General

Green Car Reports

That's the outfit that built the Humvee and Hummer H1, and spawned the now-defunct HUMMER brand, including the HUMMER H2--which AM General also How times change. Startup Bright Automotive announced last week that, once the company completes its funding, its advanced plug-in hybrid Idea delivery van would be assembled under contract by AM General.

Self-Driving Tesla, New Prius Details, Big Electric VW Coming: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

Which new electric car is generating comparisons to the hated HUMMER? And, what eagerly awaited new green car has had dribs and drabs of information trickling out for weeks now?

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VW 'Cheat Mode' Test, Tesla Model X Tax Break, Mitsubishi eX Concept: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Consumer Reports tests the Volkswagen diesel "cheat mode," the Tesla Model X gets a tax break formerly used for HUMMERs, and the Mitsubishi eX electric crossover concept appears ahead of its official debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. It turns out that the Tesla Model X electric crossover qualifies. Today in Car News

Toughest, Heaviest Electric Car Ever? Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Green Car Reports

In fact, since the departure of Hummer, a G-Wagen in AMG trim is probably one of the most gas-guzzling, polluting vehicles you can buy. The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen isn't exactly the greenest car in the world. The G-Electric, as the name suggests, is rather different. The exterior looks familiar, but the drivetrain is anything but. In fact, the whole

7 Ways To Save Gas And Go Green With The Cars You Own Today

Green Car Reports

So here are our tips for getting better mileage out of whatever vehicles are in your driveway right now, today, from hybrids to HUMMERs. (1) Sure, it'd be nice to have a brand-new, more fuel-efficient vehicle. But not everyone is able to buy one of the growing number of new cars with at least 40 mpg highway mileage. 1) Lighten up, leadfoot!

What Consumers Should Know About Cars Converted to Electric

All Cars Electric

From improving the power curve on a small block engine through to creating custom convertibles from anything from a Hummer H3 through to a Toyota Prius, paying a company thousands of dollars for a unique vehicle happens daily across the U.S. Getting custom-built cars has been a part of the auto industry for many years.

Fisker Working On Military Special Ops Diesel/Electric Hybrid

All Cars Electric

Like a smaller, more efficient Hummer, the CREV is said to be able to cover long distances very quietly, the better to sneak up on our nation's foes. Quantum, the engineering arm of Fisker Automotive, has come up with a military vehicle it has dubbed the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CREV) Diesel/Electric Hybrid. Capable of sustained 80 mph

Fisker Working On Military Special Ops Deisel/Electric Hybrid

All Cars Electric

Like a smaller, more efficient Hummer, the CREV is said to be able to cover long distances very quietly, the better to sneak up on our nation's foes. Quantum, the engineering arm of Fisker Automotive, has come up with a military vehicle it has dubbed the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CREV) Diesel/Electric Hybrid. Capable of sustained 80 mph

Inhabitat Lists Top 5 Modified Greenmobiles

All Cars Electric

The so-called "Top 5 Pimped-Out Eco Rides" range from a Hummer H1 stretch-limo to a 1985 Chevy S10 pickup. Do you ever wish your car came in an electric version? Do you find yourself daydreaming about bio-diesel conversions? If so, the bloggers at Inhabitat have assembled a list of vehicles to inspire you. Three of the five rides put

Elio Motors begins work on Gen 5 prototype of $6,800, 84 MPG Vehicle

Green Car Congress

where General Motors previously built the Hummer H3 and Chevy Colorado. Elio Motors has begun work on its fifth-generation prototype three-wheeled vehicle. The P5 will include Elio Motors’ recently unveiled 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype and a manual transmission. Earlier post.)The The P5 is the first in a series of 26 prototypes, codenamed P5 through P30 that will be developed for a variety of testing and validation purposes.

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

With the Saturn brand being sold off (along with Hummer, Pontiac, and the Saab story), there may not have been many other options. Can this really be true?

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Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Plugs and Cars

the polluting properties of coal - starting with mining and lasting long after burning - and the large amounts of energy required to liquefy it mean that liquid coal produces more than twice the global warming emissions as regular gasoline.driving a Prius on liquid coal makes it as dirty as a Hummer on regular gasoline." The Ugly Coal sucks, there's really no two ways about it. Extracting it is ruinous of the landscape and burning it has disastrous environmental consequences.

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