Posts tagged: General Motors

GM Gets Steamy with Detroit Renewable Energy

DETROIT (WWJ) – General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy announced a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. When the project is operational, 58 percent of the plant’s energy needs will come from renewable […]

Via Trucks will offer solar-power tonneau for 10 extra miles of EV range

Via Motors knows a thing or two about standing on the shoulders of others. The plug-in hybrid utility vehicle company’s entire business plan is to take big General Motors vehicles and convert them to something with a plug, with the support of Bob Lutz (pictured, with the VTrux, a converted Chevrolet Silverado). Here at the […]

OnStar’s Smart Grid Gets Smarter with Solar Power

OnStar provides roadside assistance, monitors your family, and gives turn-by-turn directions. And now it can charge an electric vehicle. By teaming up with TimberRock Energy Solutions Inc., OnStar will realize the first “real world” use of their Smart Grid system: using aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of […]

Electric Cars on the Comeback

Guest Post by Sarah Parker Electric cars (EVs) have been enjoying a comeback over the past few years. Models such as the Chevy Volt and the the Smart ED have grown in popularity, and most major car manufacturers that don’t already have plans to start making them do within the next ten years. Eco-conscious consumers […]

GM Ventures Invests in Solar Power Developer Sunlogics

  General Motors Ventures LLC announced today an equity investment of $7.5 million in Sunlogics PLC, a vertically integrated global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The investment will create 310 jobs. GM also signed commercial agreements with Sunlogics for the installation of solar charging canopies at Chevrolet dealerships and […]