Penske Seeking to Buy Saturn

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and Penske Automotive Group confirmed details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand. If completed, the deal would save more than 350 dealerships and 13,000 jobs at Saturn and its retailers in the United States, and would preserve the Saturn brand. Under the terms in the memorandum of understanding, Penske would obtain the rights to the brand as well as certain other Saturn assets. General Motors Corp.

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Saturn SL2 Electric Car Conversion

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I have been considering converting my 1999 Saturn SL2 to electric. This has an automatic transmission. I only drive 12Km to work every day and believe


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Penske Backs Out of Saturn Deal; Brand to Wind Down

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PAG) has terminated its discussions with General Motors Company to acquire the Saturn brand, citing concerns directly related to the future supply of vehicles beyond the supply period it had negotiated with GM. As a result of PAG’s decision, said GM President and CEO Fritz Henderson, GM will be winding down the Saturn brand and dealership network, in accordance with the wind-down agreements that Saturn dealers recently signed with GM. Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

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AMP to convert 3 Saturn VUEs to battery electric powertrains for DTE Energy

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will convert three of DTE Energy’s fleet Saturn VUE SUVs to battery electric powertrains. The all-electric DTE Energy fleet Saturn Vues will be powered by Amp’s exclusive modular electric powertrain system. AMP Holding Inc. AMP, a company engaged in the conversion of new vehicles to full battery-electric drive, unveiled its all-electric conversion of the GM Chevrolet Equinox earlier this year. Earlier post.)

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Saturn Vue Returns As Chevy Captiva

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The shuttered Saturn brand is quickly fading from memory, but now GM plans to bring back one former Saturn model to live on in a new incarnation. But even if you're a Saturn fan, you won't be able to buy one--unless you're a business. Vue redux The compact crossover that sold for only two years as the 2008 and 2009 Saturn Vue will return to the

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Saturn Vue Hybrid 2-Mode Cancelled

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In March of 2008 we announced that the upcoming 2009 Saturn Vue hybrid, the one that would be built with GM’s 2-mode hybrid system, might possibly end up being the most popular hybrid SUV yet. GM announced they would stop building Saturn vehicles at the end of 2009 rather than what they had promised earlier, which was to keep building them through 2010 and into 2011. General Motors made it official last week that there will be no 2-Mode, FWD Saturn Vue hybrid.

GM Evaluating Offers for Saturn; Fiat Eyeing GM Europe in Addition to Chrysler

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General Motors issued a short statement announcing that it is proceeding to the next step with respect to the sale of Saturn. A number of potential buyers have surfaced and expressed interest in the Saturn brand and retailer network. GM said it will be reviewing expressions of interest from the potential buyers and will look to secure an agreement with a specific buyer later this year.

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Toward a Plug-in Hybrid Saturn Vue

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GM today announced two contracts to "design and test lithium-ion batteries" for use in the Saturn Vue Plug-in Hybrid announced last month at the LA Auto Show. According to the press release, two variants of Lithium batteries will be "evaluated in prototype Saturn Vue Green Line plug-in hybrids beginning later this year." Johnson Controls/SAFT, the huge battery company at which President Bush first publicly announced his support for plug-in hybrids, received one contract.

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

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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. Tags: GM plug-in hybrid Saturn 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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GM to consider offers for Saturn

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Having already taken the decision to close its Pontiac brand, General Motors has now announced that it will proceed with the sale of Saturn. Tags: Cars Latest news general motors Chrysler Fiat GM to sell Saturn Saturn According to reports, several potential buyers have already expressed interest in the brand and retailer network.

GM's Plug-In Hybrid: Not a Saturn, Not a Buick, Will Try Again

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Just two weeks ago, we reported that GM's first plug-in hybrid vehicle--originally meant to be a Saturn Vue before GM decided to sell Saturn to Pennske--would become a Buick crossover. My, how quickly things change in the new Internet world. As GM said Wednesday on its Fastlane blog, "not all the feedback was positive

Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

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During this same time GM created Saturn , a totally new brand, which arrived in 1990 with its own showrooms, advertising and vehicles. For our discussion, Saturn dealers were the delivery and service point for GM’s aborted first electric car, the EV1.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover will be made in Tennessee, GM confirms

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General Motors confirmed Tuesday morning that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant, which once served as the launch point for Saturn, will build the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV starting late next year.

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Porsche plug-in hybrids, Model Y recall, GM EV plant: Today’s Car News

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GM looks to the birthplace of Saturn for making electric vehicles. The maker of the iPhone is getting into the business of electric cars. Porsche updates its plug-in hybrids. And the Model Y gets recalled, but because of OTA updates it’s not a big deal.

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

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Representatives of GM stoked the clamor for the Volt, and a Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid sat on the show floor. Tags: plug-in 2008 smart car BMW mercedes electric mini electric car plug-in Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid chevy volt andy grove al gore plug-in car Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C.,

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Plug-ins to play part in GM future

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The company will be divided into Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick following the decision to close Pontiac and sell Saturn. Currently Saturn sells two hybrid vehicles - the VUE and Aura with GM hybrid system - and was also scheduled to offer a two-mode hybrid Vue with a Vue plug-in two-mode hybrid version scheduled for 2011 to be used in a test fleet with the US Department of Energy.

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Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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What would it take to convert a Saturn SC2 to electric? The information on web sites is all over the place. Some want $5,000.00 for a kit while another

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Grist Writer Gets the URGE2 Electrify

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If the Sierra Club, NRDC, and the Union of Concerned Scientists awaken from their CAFE-induced slumber and espouse such a message as Roberts' suggests, projects awaiting commercialization from a Toyota plug-in Prius to the Saturn plug-in Vue and the Volt just might get the jolt need. Tags: union of concerned scientists electric cars urge2 plug-in hybrid chevy volt Saturn grist NRDC vue Sierra Club David Roberts is a staff writer at Grist , an online enviro magazine.

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SpaceX rolls Inspiration4 Falcon 9 rocket to the pad for historic launch


The same site that supported the inaugural launch of Saturn V and the Space Shuttle and every single crewed mission to the Moon, Pad 39A’s next mission doesn’t carry quite the same gravity but will still be a milestone in the history of spaceflight.

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Electric Car with a Generator on a Trailer?

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I'm considering getting a 98 Saturn SL1 (I can get the basic car for about $1000.) My idea is to put a small electric generator on a

Do Battery-Pack Failures Reduce the Life of Hybrid Cars? A Reader Asks

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Our reader Jonathan P asks: I have a 1997 Saturn that, remarkably, is still running. If that Saturn were a hybrid, I'm guessing the battery pack would have died about four years ago, give or take. It probably has the book value of a large watermelon, so if anything major goes wrong with it, that's the end of that. But replacing a battery pack

Is it time up for green car brands?

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In addition, General Motors’ nearest thing to a green brand - Saturn, the brand under which it put out its first hybrids - is falling victim to the company’s restructuring following the global economic crisis. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota general motors green car brands Saturn Toyota Prius Times are changing in the automotive industry as customers search for better fuel consumption and more environmentally friendly vehicles with lower emissions.

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Hi, today I managed to get some time on the Saturn EV. I removed the bonnet,radiator, the air box and the battery. Got stock on the battery box but at least I can see where I am going now. Won't be long untill I yank out that ugly big engine lump.:mad: mad: Oh I also found out I have a leak in the boot which I will need to sort out before I put in any batteries etc.:rolleyes: rolleyes: Attached Thumbnails

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze

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The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze may best live up to the promise that its former Saturn division never did: that an American car company could design and build small cars to rival Japanese competitors for both quality and value. Calling the Cruze a top pick in the compact sedan class is no exaggeration, especially in light of safety and infotainment

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GM recalling 656 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicles over calibration of Electronic Brake Control Module

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Meanwhile, GM has decided to replace the ignition switch in all model years of its Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky in the US, since faulty switches may have been used to repair the vehicles. GM is recalling 656 model year 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured 26 September 2013 through 14 February 2014, and equipped without Adaptive Cruise Control.

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GM Suspending 2010 Malibu Hybrid Production; Next-Generation Li-Ion Mild Hybrid Expected for 2011

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The Malibu hybrid shares components with two other GM mild hybrids: the Saturn Aura and Vue hybrids. Although GM is committed to delivering MY 2010 Saturn Aura and Vue vehicles as part of its Memorandum of Understanding with Saturn buyer Penske Automotive Group, no decision has been made as to whether or not hybrid variants of those two vehicles will be offered for that year.

SpaceX installs more than two dozen Super Heavy Raptor engines in one night


In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Soviet Union was able to install its Saturn V-class “N1” Moon rocket’s 30 engines in just two days.

More gets done every day

DIY Electric Car

God bless Rich Pin he has put on You tube video on everything you need to do to remove to get the engine out of a Saturn SL1. I would be lost without him. I have a Haynes manual but it like gobbledegook! So I just do what old Rich Pin say to do this. I have now removed the alternator and the starter motor. All the wire hareness is clear and just because I was in the mood I removed the exhaust.I also removed the intake manifold. Fatboynotslim. Attached Thumbnails

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Insight into benzene formation could help development of cleaner combustion engines

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GM Previews First Two-Mode, Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transaxle

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At the recent SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit, General Motors engineers presented the first front-wheel-drive (FWD) iteration of their two-mode hybrid transaxle, termed the 2MT70 ( earlier post ), scheduled for its first application in the Saturn 2009 VUE 2-Mode Hybrid light sport-utility vehicle later this year ( earlier post ). Design parameters of the current design include a 50% improvement in EPA composite fuel economy as compared to a conventional Saturn VUE, as well as a 7.5

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Fisker Automotive Near Deal to Aquire GM's Wilmington, DE Assembly Plant

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Now reported widely around the web, Fisker Automotive seems to be near a deal to acquire General Motor's Boxwood Road assembly plant in Wilmington, DE, where GM produced the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice. GM is discontinuing both the Saturn and Pontiac brands. Fisker Automotive intends to build their next hybrid electric

Musk blames SpaceX’s latest Starship explosion on Raptor engine leak


As promised, the new information offers some insight into the cause of Starship SN11’s premature demise and the challenges of iteratively developing systems as complex as a fully-reusable Saturn V-class launch vehicle.

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GM boosting investment at Spring Hill by $167M for two future mid-size vehicles

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GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, home to the former Saturn brand from 1990 to 2007, operates as a fully integrated complex. General Motors is adding a new $167-million investment in its Spring Hill assembly plant, brining the total spending on the plant to $350 million in support of two future mid-size vehicles.

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GM Will Apply Plug-in Hybrid Technology To One of Its Remaining Four Core Brands, Delivery Still in 2011

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Prototype Saturn Vue PHEV plugging in to a Coulomb Chargepoint ( earlier post ) in San Jose, CA. Saturn currently sells two hybrid vehicles (VUE and Aura with GM Hybrid System) and was scheduled to begin initially offering a two-mode hybrid Vue ( earlier post ), with a Vue plug-in two-mode hybrid version ( earlier post ) due in 2011 for use in a cooperative demonstration test fleet with the US Dept.

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GM Confirms Return Of Mild Hybrid Models In 2011

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With the demise of Saturn, GM was left with only one model featuring its mild hybrid system, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedan, but sadly even that green vehicle was dropped from the automaker's lineup this year. GM is planning to bring back its mild hybrid models, however, and according to the automaker's executive director of hybrid and

NREL/GM Project Finds Ultracaps Perform as Well or Better Than NiMH Pack for Energy Storage in Mild Hybrid Vehicle

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A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) project, funded by GM, found that an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system (ESS) in a Saturn VUE BAS (belt alternator starter) mild hybrid performed at least as well or better than the NiMH battery system in the production hybrid. For the Saturn VUE study, NREL selected off-the-shelf Maxwell 48 V, 165 F modules (each with around 35 Wh usable).

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals Starship factory upgrade plans


There’s a distant possibility that SpaceX will build a true NASA-style Vehicle Assembly Building like the colossal VAB used to fully assembled Saturn V and the Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center.

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SpaceX ships hardware for first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to Starbase


lbf) – more than twice that of the current record-holder, NASA’s famous Saturn V Moon rocket. SpaceX appears to have delivered hardware that will eventually become part of the first 33-engine Super Heavy booster to its South Texas ‘Starbase’ factory.

EcoCAR 3 competition to use Chevy Camaro as base vehicle

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For EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future, GM donated Chevrolet Malibus; for EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, GM donated Saturn Vues; and for Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility, the company donated Chevrolet Equinoxes. General Motors is continuing its partnership with the US Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory for the EcoCAR 3 collegiate advanced vehicle technology competition.

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2010 Coda Sedan: Exclusive Video Gives Electric-Car Details

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Launching a brand-new car make is a tough task; just ask General Motors (RIP Saturn). But if you're electric-car startup Coda Automotive, you have at least one plus (it's a pure electric car, which is sexy) to offset several potential minuses (who's Coda? it's made in China? I can't buy one outside California?). Video exclusive! To reach out to

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SpaceX rolls largest rocket booster ever built to the launch pad


Once Super Heavies are eventually outfitted with a full 32 Raptors, more engines than any other rocket in history, the booster will also produce more than twice the thrust of NASA’s Saturn V Moon rocket – still the most powerful vehicle ever flown.

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Dissipating Doubt

Plugs and Cars

From the pricey ads in national magazines devoting serious space to the Volt to today's announcement about the plug-in hybrid Saturn Vue, GM is compelling me to take their expressed interest in plug-in cars seriously. As announced in Frankfort and reported in Detroit , GM hopes for a 2009 release of the first Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid SUV.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: the biggest, baddest, butchest EV to hit the market?


The brand died in 2009 as GM declared bankruptcy, restructured with US government backing, and jettisoned not only Hummer but also Pontiac, Saab and Saturn.

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