Clean Energy Investing: Changing Lives, Changing the World

By Maxwell Roe Business Development, Clean Power USA

Over the last several years, I have realized that there has been a compelling shift in the minds of investors in our business.

Historically, most investors wanted to know the numbers. What would be the return on their investment and how soon would it happen? But more and more, I meet people who are asking about impact, not just dollars.

The momentum of that sea change hit home this spring when we met new investors, a couple. They were mission-driven. They wanted their money to have a measurable impact on the world.

General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - June 2017

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The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

EPA-estimated pure electric range is 53 miles
Press Release

DETROIT – The 2016 Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range.

The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40-percent improvement over the first-generation Volt.

Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90 percent of trips. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80 percent of their trips.

Chevrolet Leads Expertise in Electrification

Brand introduces four new electric vehicles in 2015
Press Release

DETROIT, June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet is bringing electric vehicles to the masses. The brand is committed to providing technology solutions that simplify customers’ lives and make driving fun.

Chevrolet has made a significant commitment to electrification for consumers around the world, as witnessed by the introduction of the 2016 Volt, Malibu Hybrid, FNR Concept and production commitment to the Bolt EV.

Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System for More Efficiency

Debuting in 2015, new model will have increased EV range
Press Release

WARREN, Mich., October 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – When the next-generation Chevrolet Volt debuts at the North American International Auto Show in January, it will feature an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system substantially developed from Volt owners including data collected on their driving behaviors. 

The Voltec system includes the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine and power electronics. The new system will be more efficient and offer greater EV range and fuel economy compared to the current generation. 

Painting Plastic without Primer: GM Suppliers See Efficiency, Environmental Benefits


General Motors is introducing a flame treatment technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts like instrument and door panels without using primers that contain solvents and can foul the air.


The use of solvents in paint primers is an industry-wide challenge. We’re committed to reducing emissions throughout our operations and supply chain, so we manage solvents through recycling, energy conversion and superheating the gases to break them down. However, these efforts are costly.

GM Eliminates Solvent from Suppliers’ Paint Process

Adhesion alternative is energy efficient and practically emission free
Press Release

 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Detroit, MI - August 24, 2011 - General Motors is introducing a flame treatment technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts like instrument and door panels without using primers that contain solvents and can foul the air.

General Motor's May/June 2011 Corporate Responsibility Newsletter



2011 Chevrolet Volt Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2011 Chevrolet Volt the first ever five-star designation to an electric vehicle as part of its New Car Assessment Program. For the 2011 test, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and more rigorous requirements for its five-star safety ratings program, such as the introduction of a new side-pole test simulating 20-mph side impact crash into a 10-inch diameter pole. 

Learning From Our Owners


Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:19 Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt Marketing Director


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