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Capturing Rainwater Will Save GM Plant Millions of Dollars
Capturing Rainwater Will Save GM Plant Millions of Dollars

Press Release / A new project to capture stormwater at GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly – home of the Chevrolet Volt – is slated to save the plant nearly $2 million every year. The initiative, two years in the making, now allows the plant to reuse rainwater for manufacturing processes throughout the 4 million square foot facility. - 4 years ago

Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th among Green Power Users
Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th among Green Power Users

Press Release / LAKE ORION, Mich. – The General Motors Orion Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the United States among the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. Over half of the plant is powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill.  - 4 years ago

GM Strengthens Business, Communities through Mobility
GM Strengthens Business, Communities through Mobility

Press Release / DETROIT – The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com) released Tuesday. Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.   “We see tremendous potential in these technologies and the long-term benefits for our customers and communities around the world,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “The GM team is looking to lead this transformation of personal mobility and will continue to deliver on our commitment to responsible manufacturing.”   - 4 years ago

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part
GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

Press Release / DETROIT – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community. - 4 years ago

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More than 400 GM Dealerships Join Green Program
More than 400 GM Dealerships Join Green Program

Press Release / DETROIT – When Lee Davis became the fourth-generation owner of Davis Chevrolet in Lexington, North Carolina, he used his expertise as an environmental scientist to upgrade the dealership. From heating the service department and body shop with used vehicle oil to buying lunch for employees with money from recycling soft drink cans, he is integrating sustainable practices into daily operations. - 4 years ago

Five Star Rating: GM Earns Fifth ENERGY STAR® Award
Five Star Rating: GM Earns Fifth ENERGY STAR® Award

Press Release / DETROIT – General Motors earned its fifth U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The company continues to find ways to cut energy each year and reduced energy by 5.6 percent per vehicle in 2015 at its U.S. manufacturing plants. - 4 years ago

Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program
Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program

Press Release / SAN FRANCISCO – Lyft and General Motors today announced the launch of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included. The launch of Express Drive comes two months after GM entered into a strategic alliance with Lyft to develop an integrated on-demand network of autonomous vehicles. - 4 years ago

GM to Acquire Cruise Automation to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development
GM to Acquire Cruise Automation to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development

Press Release / SAN FRANCISCO – General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) announced today it is acquiring Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology. - 4 years ago

GM’s Distribution and IT Centers Star in Energy Efficiency
GM’s Distribution and IT Centers Star in Energy Efficiency

Press Release / DETROIT – Eleven General Motors facilities have earned ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These buildings, which include seven parts distribution centers, a global headquarters office and three IT innovation office centers, have optimized their buildings to leave a smaller carbon footprint.To earn ENERGY STAR certification, buildings must perform better in energy efficiency than 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. - 4 years ago

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