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General Motors’ China operations will have access to its entire portfolio of electrified tech solutions to begin turning out domestic and “global” green cars over the next five years. China is the world’s largest car market and GM’s largest as well, accounting for over a third of its business. The company said last month that […]

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Reducing weight is one good way to improve fuel economy, and auto-industry suppliers who work on brakes have been trying to replace conventional vacuum-style boosters in order to cut vehicle mass for a long time. One solution is electrically actuated brakes, and supplier ZF TRW said that it expects market penetration to be 8 percent […]

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Could we one day see various brand hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles affixed with a discrete “Voltec Inside” badge on their flanks? Probably not, but that General Motors is willing to supply the second-generation Chevy Volt’s powertrain architecture to competitors is more certain, according to Automotive News. “We want to be the partner of choice […]

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General Motors has agreed to build all-terrain vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells for the U.S. Army. The carmaker has signed a “a multi-year contract to build and demonstrate a fuel cell reconnaissance vehicle” for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, said Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors North America. […]

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Building on its current momentum within the region, General Motors announced it will be part of a new venture to construct an electrified vehicle factory in China. GM is joining SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Wuling Motors to build the $470 million plant. A GM representative said the factory will be dedicated to producing only […]

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General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, where the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are built, gets 43 percent of its power from methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. This plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top 30 generators of onsite green power. The automaker says the plant’s generation of […]

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General Motors has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year. The Detroit-based company has received this award for Sustained Excellence for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. At the same time, GM also received the Energy Star Climate Communications award. SEE ALSO: 2016 Malibu […]

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General Motors will be using wind power for the first time to power its automotive manufacturing operations. General Motors (GM) is doing so to answer one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs, allowing it to be run mostly on renewable energy. GM stated this addition of 34 megawatts of wind power allows the company to […]

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General Motors is finalizing plans to develop a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in-house as it prepares for the upcoming 2025 CAFE requirements. Wards Auto reports that GM will use this new CVT in a number of models by 2019. The transmission will likely be paired with new 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder engines that GM is releasing […]

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CEO of California’s Pacific Gas and Electric utility and Ford Motor Co. board member Tony Earley is interested in finding ways to convert gasoline vehicles to electric— particularly light duty pick-up trucks. Earley, who has been collaborating with colleagues and employees at Ford and General Motors on the effort, said at a press conference after […]

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