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GM,Ford and Chrysler Invest in Energy-Efficient Engines

The three major Detroit-based automakers—Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation (GM), and Chrysler—recently announced significant investments or changes as they move towards more efficient engines and vehicles. With an eye towards reducing fuel consumption and emissions, the companies are retooling some factories and redesigning vehicle powertrains.
General Motors is investing in new technology to build highly [...]


Nine Projects to Improve Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Trucks and Passenger Vehicles Receive Funding

At an event today in Columbus, Indiana, Secretary Chu announced the selection of nine projects totaling more than $187 million to improve fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The funding includes more than $100 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and with a private cost share of 50%, will support nearly [...]

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Electricity Generation from Waste Engine Heat

According to GM the day is coming when the heat from your car’s engine exhaust is captured and converted to mechanical energy capable of powering your vehicle’s stereo, power seats and air conditioning.

General Motors R&D received a $2.7 million federal award Monday that will help build a prototype using Shape Memory Alloy, or SMA, that [...]


What Color do you want YOUR Volt to be?

I think that it is encouraging that discussion about GM’s new electric extended range vehicle has moved beyond whether it is a stupid idea or if it is too expensive for the average consumer or if the technology is commercially viable to something way more important. It seems that GM is having a hard time deciding [...]

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GM backed Biofuels Company Announces Success at Ethanol Production from Multiple Feedstocks

Coskata Inc., a leading developer of next-generation biofuels, today announced the successful start-up of its semi-commercial flex-ethanol located in Madison, PA. The accomplishment represents the successful scale-up of the company’s technology, and will serve as a showcase for the world’s first commercially viable flex-ethanol process.

“We are proud that we have successfully scaled our technology to [...]


General Motors India and REVA form partnership to transform electric vehicle market


New Delhi, September 24, 2009: General Motors India and Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop electric vehicles for the Indian market. This unique partnership will bring together two companies, established in their own field to develop car platforms, electric vehicle technology and advanced control systems.  The agreement [...]


Chevy’s Fuel Cell Fleet has Now Logged Over 1 Million Highway Miles

DETROIT, September 11 – The Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell electric vehicles today passed 1 million miles of gasoline and tailpipe pollution-free driving by homemakers, accountants, computer game designers and others using the vehicles every day in real-world conditions.

More than 50,000 gallons of gasoline have been saved so far in the fuel cell Equinox, more than [...]

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Is the Chevy Volt a Car for Idiots?

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Here is a note from Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America clarifing what he meant by this statement:

An online report today, subsequently picked up by various other forums, left an unflattering sense of my feelings toward electric vehicles and the people who support their development. Let me clearly state that, in my [...]

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Chevrolet Volt Takes on the Toyota Prius at 230 MPG City

WARREN, Mich. – The Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle is expected to achieve city fuel economy of at least 230 miles per gallon, based on development testing using a draft EPA federal fuel economy methodology for labeling for plug-in electric vehicles.

The Volt, which is scheduled to start production in late 2010 as a 2011 model, [...]

Battery developments

Compact Power, Inc. Wins Lithium-ion Battery Contract for New GM Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

Compact Power, Inc. (CPI), today announced that it has been chosen by General Motors (GM) to provide complete lithium-ion battery packs for a SUV that will debut in 2011.

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The battery packs will be made at CPI’s R&D and manufacturing facility in Troy, Mich. Battery cells for the packs will come from CPI’s parent [...]

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