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General Motors Partners With DTE on Wind Energy in Michigan

GM renewable energy deals to date total 1.71 terawatt hours in North America, more than any other automaker in the region
Press Release

DETROIT, February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — 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 of the electricity needs of GM’s global technical center in Warren and its Detroit-based operations at the Renaissance Center. The 300,000 MWh are equivalent to the amount of power consumed by nearly 30,000 U.S.

The Warehouse Group Goes Carbon Neutral

By Geoff Dobson
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CarboNZero certification has been granted The Warehouse Group, the company congratulated on its achievement by climate change minister James Shaw.

Towards this end, the group has worked with global energy management company Schneider Electric to install EV charging stations at 24 of its store locations across the country.

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New ARĪV eBikes From GM Are Available for Preorder

Customers in select markets can choose between two models on BikeExchange.com
Press Release

Today, GM announces ARĪV as the name of its new eBike brand, which includes two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes: the Meld, a compact eBike, and the Merge, a folding eBike. The name ARĪV was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018.

“The crowdsourcing campaign allowed us to bring consumers into the development of our brand,” said Hannah Parish, ARĪV director. “Combine that with our products and our blend of bike and automotive talent, and the result is a unique brand DNA.”  

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

Cadillac Shows Brand’s First Fully Electric EV

Cadillac Model Will Be The First Of GM's Next-Generation EVs
Press Release

DETROIT, January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Cadillac has revealed the brand’s first EV, the first model derived from GM’s future EV platform. Cadillac will be at the vanguard of the company’s move toward an all-electric future.

“Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”

Ecocentricity Blog: A Shattered Record

By: John A. Lanier
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Tesla’s Model 3 is the new king, with a whopping 139,782 vehicles sold in 2018! December alone saw more than 25,000 Model 3s purchased.

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Tesla’s Model 3 is the new king, with a whopping 139,782 vehicles sold in 2018! December alone saw more than 25,000 Model 3s purchased.

UPS Achieves Prestigious Spot on CDP's Climate Change "A" List

Company is Part of Elite Group Leading Corporate Climate Action Efforts
Press Release

BRUSSELS, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the company has been highlighted as a global leader for its corporate climate action efforts by CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project).

America’s Yellow School Bus Gets an All-Electric Makeover

by Julia Roether
Article

The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on America’s roads. As Fontana Unified School District students returned from their holiday break, one familiar thing was missing from two of their buses: black exhaust.

These buses are now all-electric and run on batteries. They are not only free of emissions, but much quieter. On a typical school day, the buses travel about 100 miles taking students from home to school and back, as well as on field trips. Electric buses can drive up to 120 miles per charge.

General Motors to Collaborate With EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots to Enhance the Charging Experience for Customers

GM will collaborate with three of the nation’s leading electric vehicle charging networks to enable access to the largest collective EV charging network in the U.S.
Press Release

January 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors will collaborate with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots, three of the nation’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, to enable access to the largest collective electric vehicle charging network in the United States, including more than 31,000 charging ports. GM plans to aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles.  

Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn: Potential for EVs is extraordinary
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Editor's note: Follow Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on LinkedIn, where this article first appeared. LinkedIn members can read, like, share and comment on Good's posts.

The gas-powered car has remained the dominant mode of transportation since it first began fueling motor vehicles in 1886. But the internal combustion engine is finally starting to lose its stranglehold on the market. The disrupter? Electric vehicles (EVs).

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