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Federal investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ ignition switch recall. Justice Department investigators are negotiating what will likely become a record penalty to the American automaker after identifying criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to disclose a defect that resulted in at least 104 deaths. The settlement could be reached as early as […]

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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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California-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. has developed a PHEV drivetrain for pickup trucks. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) explained their conversion offers 100 percent OEM performance and 100 percent zero emissions during city and highway driving, while also reducing emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent. The PHEV system has be shown on a GM […]

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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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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. While the overall passenger vehicle market experienced exceptional results, shares of hybrid and electric vehicles maintained their pace from recent months – albeit in the […]

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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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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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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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