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This 4-Year-Old Video Star Knows Her Solar Facts

Meet Eloise, the star of a video made in partnership with Ford and the Sierra Club to encourage more people to “drive green” by powering their electric vehicles (EVs) with clean, efficient SunPower® solar energy.
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Head on over to the SunPower Blog and meet Eloise, the star of a video SunPower made in partnership with Ford and the Sierra Club to encourage more people to “drive green” by powering their electric vehicles (EVs) with clean, efficient SunPower® solar energy.

Secondary-Use Chevrolet Volt Batteries Power Their Way Into the Record Books

More than 4,739 TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games fans helped set a Guinness World Records™ title for the most number of people generating electricity in one week
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TORONTO, July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet has put their secondary use battery technology in the record books by setting a Guinness World Records title for the most people generating electricity in one week at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.

Chevrolet Leads Expertise in Electrification

Brand introduces four new electric vehicles in 2015
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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.

Volkswagen of America to Invest $10 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure by 2016

Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.
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February 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America, today presented Volkswagen’s holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, including a $10 million commitment to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016. During a presentation delivered at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington D.C., Sommer stated that Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.

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

Debuting in 2015, new model will have increased EV range
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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. 

Technologies and Companies Work Together for a Cleaner, Smarter Energy Future

General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry.
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We are geeked about smart grids.

Integrating renewable energy and electric vehicles is the future of vehicle charging.

In short, these different green technologies are working together to improve the efficiency of the energy infrastructure as a whole.

Now the industry is working together to make EVs a more viable choice for consumers and EV charging a less energy intensive drain on the electric grid.

GM Teams Up with EV Industry for a Better Grid

Eight automakers and 15 electric utilities work to develop smart grid program
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SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry. Eight global automakers, including GM, and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute to develop and implement a standardized Smart Grid integration platform.

Chevrolet Volt Owners Surpass Half a Billion Electric Miles

After 30 months of use, a sampling of Volts shows consistent all-electric range
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DETROIT, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/  – Since its launch in late 2010, Chevrolet Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles.

Additionally, based on a General Motors’ study of more than 300 Volts in service in California for more than 30 months, many owners are exceeding the EPA-rated label of 35 miles of EV range per full charge, with about 15 percent surpassing 40 miles of range.

GM Surpasses 400 EV Charge Stations at U.S. Facilities

Automaker has nearly 160 stations located at various manufacturing facilities
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Based on growing employee demand, General Motors today announced that it has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles.

Twitter #SolarChat: on 1/29/14: Solar and Electric Vehicles: The Intersection, Reality, Challenges and Promise.

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Our next #SolarChat, to be held on Wednesday January 29th, from 2-3 p.m. ET, will focus on Solar and Electric Vehicles: The Intersection, Reality, Challenges and Promise.
 
Is solar power and EVs truly a match made in heaven? How are companies partnering up, what are the latest trends, and where do the challenges lie?
 

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