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2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

Electric vehicles provide an important end-use for renewable energy by allowing for the replacement of fossil fuels in certain transport applications. As the market share of EVs grows, they also support the integration of VRE by presenting options for demand-side response, for example through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.  The global stock of passenger EVs (electric cars) … Continue reading 2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

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General Motors partners with DTE on wind energy in Michigan

As part of its commitment to increasing its renewable energy footprint globally and finding clean energy solutions near its operations, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has partnered with DTE Energy for 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy in the state of Michigan. Once complete, the energy sourced will be enough to power 100 percent … Continue reading General Motors partners with DTE on wind energy in Michigan

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GM factories in Ohio, Indiana to use wind energy

General Motors says a new wind farm being built in Ohio will generate power for its factories in Ohio and Indiana. The automaker said Monday that it will buy 200 MW of energy from the wind farm in northwestern Ohio’s Paulding County and a second one in central Illinois. General Motors says it wants all … Continue reading GM factories in Ohio, Indiana to use wind energy

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General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that an affiliate has signed a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement with General Motors. General Motors will buy all of the clean energy generated by the Northwest Ohio Wind project, a 100 megawatt (MW) project owned by Starwood Energy … Continue reading General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

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General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.   “General Motors is committed to building award-winning products and developing technologies in America, which helps to grow our economy from a resurgent auto … Continue reading General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

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General Motors pushes for affordable electric vehicles

General Motors is developing an electric car that can go 200 miles on a charge for around $30,000, officials at the largest U.S. auto maker said, offering a challenge to luxury electric-car startup Tesla Motors. Doug Parks, GM’s vice president of global product programs, disclosed the effort on Monday at GM’s battery laboratory and test … Continue reading General Motors pushes for affordable electric vehicles

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General Motors sets goal to sell 500,000 electric vehicles by 2017

General Motors Co. plans to sell 500,000 electric cars a year by 2017. GM will plan to meet that worldwide electrified-vehicle goal through a variety of technology including plug-in electrics, pure electrics and hybrids that use the company’s eAssist technology, said Mary Barra, GM’s senior vice president of global product development. She spoke via satellite … Continue reading General Motors sets goal to sell 500,000 electric vehicles by 2017

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General Motors Adds 8.15 Megawatts of Solar Power in Germany

General Motors is moving closer to doubling its global solar output with the addition of an 8.15-megawatt solar array on the rooftop of the Opel Rüsselsheim facility in Germany. The array – one of the largest in Europe – is equivalent to the area of 32 soccer fields. The array will generate approximately 7.3 million … Continue reading General Motors Adds 8.15 Megawatts of Solar Power in Germany

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