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GM Invests in the Development of Biofuel produced from a Weed

General Motors Co. has announced a five-year partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help develop the potential of the jatropha plant as a sustainable biofuel energy crop. Traditionally considered a weed, jatropha plants produce an oil that can be refined into biodiesel.

The goal of the project is to demonstrate that jatropha can produce [...]

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New Hydrogen Fuel Cell System from GM - Smaller, Lighter and Less Platinum

General Motors Co. is testing a production-intent hydrogen fuel cell system that can be packaged in the space of a traditional four-cylinder engine and be ready for commercial production in 2015.

The system is half the size, 220 pounds lighter and uses about a third of the platinum of the system in the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel [...]


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 [...]


Electric Motor Design will become as Critical as todays Internal Combustion Engine

GM will expand its in-house electric vehicle development capabilities by becoming the first major U.S. automaker to design and manufacture electric motors, a core technology for hybrids and electric vehicles. According to GM this move will allow the company to lower costs and improve performance, quality, reliability and manufacturability of electric motors by controlling design, materials [...]


Chevy Volt Named Winner of the Detroit News Readers Choice Green Award

The Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability this week claimed The Detroit News Readers Choice Most Earth Friendly Award for being the greenest vehicle at the show. Each year, the Detroit News takes 100 readers to the North American International Auto Show at Cobo and then asks them to pick their favorites in a [...]


GM Breathes New Life into Hamtramck Plant for All Electric Chevy Volt Production

Should an electric car be assembled in an old energy inefficient plant?

GM is the lastest manufacturer to announce that it will produce green electric or electric hybrid vehicles in an old car plant. While this may be great for local employment it does nothing for the overall Life Cycle Assesment of the impact the new [...]


General Motors Sponsors Public Day at The Business of Plugging In Conference on October 21

General Motors Sponsors Public Day at The Business of Plugging In Conference on October 21

WHAT: Public Day at the Business of Plugging In Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21 from 1‐5 p.m.

WHERE: MotorCity Hotel and Conference Center

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