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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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In a press release sent out Monday, General Motors highlighted its efforts to transform its vehicle portfolio in order to adapt to a new automotive landscape. The company began by stating that facing an automotive industry that is unsustainable in its current form, General Motors is restructuring its global vehicle portfolio, rethinking manufacturing and collaborating […]

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General Motors announced it is bringing all its electric vehicle battery building in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its assembly plant in Brownstown, Mich. This also means there is a new battery coming in the Chevy Spark EV. “Using our in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise enabled us to […]

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General Motors announced it is joining the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, pledging to reduce the energy intensity of its manufacturing plants and facilities by 25 percent in 10 years. GM said the Better Plants Challenge is a component of the Better Buildings Challenge, a broader-based initiative that provides technical solutions […]

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