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Chevrolet, GMC Expand Alternative Fuel Fleets

Chevrolet and GMC are partnering with Power Solutions International (PSI) to launch heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG and LPG versions of its new Low … Read more »

Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes Coupe, SUV Earn Best, Worst Environmental Vehicle Ranking

Mercedes-Benz manufactures the “greenest” and the “meanest” vehicles, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 19th annual environmental ratings for vehicles. This is the third year Mercedes’ Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, an all-electric, two-seater has won the top spot on the Greenest List. Also this year Mercedes’ … Read more »

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Ram ProMaster City Wins 2016 Commercial Car of the Year

The 2016 Ram ProMaster City has been named Green Car Journal’s 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year. The awards, which recognize important environmental achievements in the pickup truck and light commercial vehicle fields, were announced at the San Antonio Auto and Truck Show. The Ram ProMaster City comes in … Read more »

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Chevrolet Meets Community-Based Carbon-Reduction Goal

Chevrolet has met its carbon reduction goal of preventing 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere over the last five years. Launched in 2010, the brand’s voluntary goal of engaging communities across America encompassed 38 projects, a $40 million investment, and led to creation of a … Read more »

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GM Achieves 20-lb Weight Savings with Continental Structural Plastics

General Motors will achieve a 20-lb. weight saving on its 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Couple by using TCA Ultra Lite, a Class A body panel material, according to Continental Structural Plastics, a lightweight composite manufacturer. This is the first production use of CSP’s Ultra Lite advanced composite. “Through a joint … Read more »

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UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson Among Climate Award Winners

Sixteen organizations including UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson and Sprint have received EPA awards for their response to climate change and leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy … Read more »

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Sustainability Provides Competitive Edge, GM Dealers Say

Certain Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships across the US are showing their environmental credentials as part of General Motors’ new Green Dealer Recognition program. Participating dealers have proven track records in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, on-site nature habitats and community outreach, … Read more »

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Detroit Auto Show Roundup: Chevy, VW, Honda, Ford

Several automakers are showcasing alternative fuel vehicles at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which kicked off on Monday. Here are some of our favorites. Chevrolet unveiled the 2016 Volt electric car with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater … Read more »

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Chevy Helps Colleges Shrink Carbon Footprint

Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges across the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions and retiring the carbon credits to benefit the climate instead of using them to offset the emissions of Chevrolet vehicles or operations. As part of its voluntary … Read more »

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Spark is the most fuel-efficient vehicle, according to the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide released by the EPA and the US Energy Department. The Spark leads a list that is made up predominantly of electric vehicles. The subcompact Spark is rated at … Read more »

Creative Recycling: Bats Find Homes in Chevy Byproducts

Creative Recycling: Bats Find Homes in Chevy Byproducts

An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America. General Motors found that when processed, the adhesive can serve as a stalactite in artificial bat caves. International bat experts from such non-governmental organizations as Bat Conservation International and … Read more »

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Chevy to Buy Portland State Carbon Credits

Portland State University will sell Chevrolet carbon credits for two and a half years of energy efficiency projects totaling some 1,500 tons of avoided carbon emissions in a move to raise funds for further campus sustainability projects. The deal is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative by Chevrolet, launched … Read more »