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Chevrolet Volt Batteries Could Enable Renewable Energy Solutions

Partnership with ABB Group to identify post-vehicle applications for Volt batteries
General Motors and ABB Group will work together to develop pilot projects for re-using the batteries from the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, examining whether the batteries may be a source for renewable energy that could  improve the effectiveness of wind and solar power generation.
The opportunity is the basis of a memorandum of understanding signed between General Motors and ABB Group.
The two companies are collaborating to determine how the Volt’s 16-kWh lithium-ion batteries can be used to provide stationary electric grid storage systems once the batteries have fulfilled their usefulness in customers’ vehicles.
The ultimate goal is to provide cost-effective, innovative solutions that will improve the efficiency …

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Chevrolet Volt: Engineered for Everyday Life

Without a doubt, the engineering of the Chevrolet Volt’s electric drive unit is very sophisticated, leading to some discussion about how it operates.  However, this technology provides easy-to-understand benefits that drivers of the Chevrolet Volt will enjoy every day.
The Volt is a better, practical electric vehicle with extended range.  After the battery is fully charged, the Chevrolet Volt will operate as a pure electric vehicle, and will not consume a drop of gas, for between 25 and 50 miles of operation. That electric power will propel the Volt during its all-electric range in any driving situation, whether it’s commuting to work, driving around town to run errands, or traveling down the highway at higher speeds.  …

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Development Simulator Speeds Validation of Future Infotainment Solutions

- Safety drives General Motors’s technology development
- Chevrolet Volt first to use leading-edge simulator
WARREN, Mich. — As the path between consumer electronics and vehicle connectivity converge, Chevrolet, Buick GMC and Cadillac are focused on making the drive safe, yet pleasurable, while offering access to a variety of smart in-vehicle infotainment technologies.  
Drivers and passengers want to be informed and entertained, and General Motors plans to leverage various technologies to provide cutting-edge solutions to safely meet consumer needs.  GM will be a leader in providing safe, smart and easy-to-use features that will transform the way people interact with their vehicles. 
“Within the next nine to 18 months, GM will aggressively introduce a wide variety of in-vehicle infotainment solutions …

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GM Forum Addresses Reinvention of the Automotive Industry through Technology Innovation

- GM leads the development of next-generation powertrains to meet the need for efficient and diverse energy sources
- Smartphones transforming interaction with vehicles: GM’s innovative technologies will make future cars safer, smarter, and more convenient
- Enhancing the innovation system, getting ready for the “power play” in the future
Shanghai – General Motors hosted the Technology Solutions – Roadmap to Reinvention forum today at the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai. The fifth installment of GM’s “Drive to 2030″ Sustainable Urban Mobility Forum series brought together experts from related fields to present their views on a range of urban challenges that will impact future transportation. Participants discussed how these challenges continue to inspire technological innovation, how …

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GM and SAIC Motor Announce Powertrain Co-Development

SHANGHAI, China – General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC Motor) are expanding their partnership to develop a new small-displacement gasoline engine family and an advanced transmission.
- Partnership builds on long history of innovation and collaboration
- Small displacement gasoline engine family targets heart of market
- Front-wheel-drive transmission provides 10 percent-plus boost in fuel economy
The agreement, signed today in Shanghai by GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Operations Tom Stephens and SAIC President Chen Hong, represents a significant milestone that expands GM and SAIC’s relationship into powertrain development.  It’s another key step in providing propulsion solutions to build the world’s best vehicles.  
“The co-development of these new engines and transmissions builds on a strong history …

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GM and Bright Automotive Announce Strategic Relationship

First GM Ventures Funding Announced 2010-08-03
Detroit, MI and Anderson, IN  –  Bright Automotive and General Motors Co.  announced Tuesday they have agreed to pursue a strategic relationship and that GM has  provided funding to the Indiana automaker, the first  funding action by the newly formed General Motors Ventures LLC.
The funding will help accelerate Bright’s production of the IDEA, a revolutionary plug-in hybrid commercial vehicle.
“This relationship is an important step forward for Bright, and a strong endorsement of our highly experienced automotive team and our incredible vehicle,” said Reuben Munger, Bright Automotive Chairman and CEO.  “With this deal, Bright gets financial support that puts us on the fast track toward mass production of the IDEA. And …

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