General Motors unveils electric bicycle – but what’s its name?

The company says its low carbon bikes will provide a clean alternative for commuters

General Motors and Honda rev up plans for EV batteries

The two firms are already working on a “more affordable commercial solution” for fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems

General Motors commits to all-electric future

General Motors (GM) has announced plans for an all-electric fleet. It will introduce two new all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the next 18 months, which will be the first of at least 20 new EVs that will launch by 2023. Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain said: “General Motors believes […]

General Motors aims for 100% renewable power by 2050

General Motors (GM) aims to run all of its operations on 100% renewable energy by 2050. It plans to work towards this goal by improving energy efficiency and transitioning to clean power sources. In 2015, the company used 9TWh of electricity to manufacture vehicles and power its offices, technical centers and warehouses. The target builds […]

General Motors generates $1bn through recycling

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) revealed it has generated around $1 billion (0.66bn) through recycling and reuse initiatives last year. In its latest sustainability report, the company said it recycles 90% of its manufacturing waste worldwide and has 105 landfill-free facilities across the globe that recycles, reuses or converts all waste to energy from daily […]

Top US brands revealed as big solar users

Top American brands including General Motors and supermarket chain Walmart have been revealed as some of the biggest firms using solar power in the States. A list of the top 20 commercial users of solar panels revealed firms such as iconic department store chain Macy’s and package delivery experts FedEx have extensive solar panels on […]

Coca-Cola and Disney join sustainability council

A group of major global companies including Coca-Cola and Walt Disney are forming a council to look at how businesses can tackle sustainability. The Innovations in Environmental Sustainability Council will look at challenges involving materials, energy, water, infrastructure and logistics. Led by technology firm IBM and the World Environment Center, charter members also include aeroplane […]

BMW and GM in talks over advanced fuel cells

According to reports, heavyweight automobile manufacturers BMW and General Motors are in talks over a deal that would see the German and US firms working together in advancing fuel cell technology. Mathias Schmidt, a spokesman for the Munich-based carmaker, told Bloomberg: “We are exploring various topics related to future technologies such as fuel cells.” Fuel […]

GE to buy 25,000 electric vehicles

US electrical giant GE is to buy 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015 – the largest-ever single electric vehicle purchase. The company has revealed it willinitially buy 12,000 vehicles from General Motors, beginning next year with the Chevrolet Volt, which roll off production lines this month. GE owns one of the world’s largest car fleets and […]