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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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Just a few days ago there were several individual stories floating out there – each potentially unrelated but important nonetheless. First, the news that Opel was killing its Ampera plug-in hybrid, then LG Chem announced that it was working on a 200-mile-range EV with one automaker (but not confirming which one). Next was the bit […]

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Chevrolet announced it is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America known as MBAs Across America. MBAs Across America launched last year when four first-year Harvard MBA students drove 8,000 miles across the country, offering free business […]

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General Motors revealed 97 percent of customers who purchased a 2014 or 2015 Malibu opted for the 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder base engine equipped with standard stop/start technology. This 97 percent of Malibu sold in the U.S. represents about 83,000 vehicles, added GM. It is the most aggressive rollout of stop/start technology in the U.S. by an […]

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General Motors’ recall woes and side effects are not over. The latest chapter: the company has stopped sales of its Chevrolet Cruze sedan. The company has ordered its North American dealers to stop selling any 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze they have in inventory. The stop-delivery order reached dealers Tuesday. The reason, as reported by […]

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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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Last week the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors announced the winning team of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future competition finals. The team’s exceptionally engineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with energy storage, electric drive and ethanol (E85) fueled engine technology, earned it the top honor. EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition managed […]

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It turns out General Motors is a leader when it comes to patent filings, be they for regular or clean technology. The results of two leading studies from the Patent Board and Clean Energy Patent Growth Index show that General Motors (GM) is a leader in overall patent filings and those focused on clean energy […]

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Chevrolet announced stop/start technology will be standard on the 2015 Impala powered by the 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine. The GM brand said this addition improves the vehicle’s city fuel economy by nearly 5 percent, or one mile per gallon. For the 2015 model year, the Impala will be available with two powertrains, a standard 2.5-liter engine […]

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General Motors announced yesterday that it has installed a total of 401 EV charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles, added the company. The majority of the stations are located at GM’s large engineering and […]

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