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General Motors is in the midst of installing solar panels at Ohio’s Lordstown Complex, the plant where GM builds the Chevy Cruze. General Motors said its new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be […]

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With the SEMA show coming, Chevrolet lifted the veil on various performance-oriented concepts and the small car segment has not been forgotten. Chevrolet previewed several performance-oriented concepts, including the Sonic and Cruze. These concepts will debut during the first week of November in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show, considered the world’s largest convention of […]

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Chevrolet announced its newest U.S. model, the small urban Trax, CUV, will start at $20,995. The Trax is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine good for an EPA-estimated 26 city and 34 highway mpg. It has 10 air bags, MyLink infotainment with a seven-inch touch screen, rearview camera, remote keyless entry and a 60/40-split fold-flat […]

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The autonomous automotive future may be coming, but it’s been a long time coming as shown by a 9-minute 1956 General Motors feature film that gives a glimpse of a peak period for American optimism. GM put together the post-World War II musical “GM – Key To The Future” to showcase its gas turbine Firebird […]

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General Motors has been recognized for its green efforts. The company achieved, for the first time, perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. Featured in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, GM said it ranks among the world’s largest companies […]

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Chevrolet’s Cruze has now reached three million sales worldwide. The best-selling Chevrolet model crossed the milestone this month, 16 months after selling its 2 millionth model. Chevy said the Cruze has proved itself a global player among small cars and is assembled in eleven plants, sold un one-hundred and eighteen countries. “The Cruze is an […]

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General Motors is rolling out zero-emissions vehicles with less than one horsepower each. That is, it’s using bicycles. More specifically, the automaker will be promoting employee bike sharing in and around its expansive Warren Technical Center campus. This is not the first time GM has used bikes. Another time was during WWII because of fuel […]

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It is interesting to see how two worlds that seem to be so far apart can converge. Case in point: hot rods and green cars. Michigan-based Crazy Diamond Performance is a developer of hot rods that likes to get the most out of every engine. The most performance-wise, but also the most fuel-consumption-wise. This has […]

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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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