• Apr 22, 2006
The world's largest automotive company is celebrating Earth Day with a barrage of activities across the U.S.

GM actually started at the beginning of the year with its "Live Green Go Yellow" campaign to promote the biofuel E85. Now the various brands have launched their own activities. Saturn, for example, is sponsoring the Green Apple Music Festival in New York City, New York, U.S. And in Detroit, Michigan, GM will be at the New Detroit Science Center to discuss its fuel cell technologies.

A full listing of sponsored activities can be found at the GMability site.

[Source: Auto Spectator]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      GM execs are probably proposing the 8 mpg H2 as the official Earth Day vehicle. Oh- thats 6 mpg when using E85.

      Actions speak louder than words- Where are the GM direct injection deisels, full hybrid, and 6 speed transmissions?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Although the DOD Tahoe claim is 22 mpg on the 2007 Tahoe, I have driven one both highway and city driving. I zeroed the DIC before entering the freeway, and used cruise control throughout and after a 30 minute non traffic commute the vehicle honestly read 19 mpg not bad.

      The minute I turned off the freeway, and began stop and go driving, and in mixed traffic the vehicle returned 14.3 mpg.

      This is my honest assessment of the Tahoe, and many DOD engines lose their efficiency in the slightest bit of load (small inclines, wind, etc). I know a lot of GM lovers push the MDS or DOD technology as a great saver, but really these people need to drive it, or stop lying.

      The second, thing- about the corvette- The vette is a fine car- But its also an example of what is wrong with GM. It is at best a niche vehicle- it not the most important car for the company. The world largest car company should have a product staple as their centerpiece (a.k.a Camry, Civic, Accord, etc). The corvette only sells about 30k units, when the overall volume for an accord is 550k.

      I know a lot of people may have trouble in seeing the lack of importance of the Vette, but have a super corvette, and a crappy Malibu, is what most consumers are judging GM by. GM fans need to take their Corvette blinders off.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love laughing at the anti GM SUV comments on here. A chevy Tahoe gets the same mileage as a Toyota 4-Runner, and better mileage than the Sequoia. Even the massive Suburban gets better mileage than a Nissan Armada.

      No import company has even bothered to spend a few nickels on displacement-on-demand type systems to increase SUV fuel mileage. Moving forward indeed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Stop GM bashing.
      Name a car with the performance of the Corvette for the price of the Corvette for the fuel economy of the Corvette. Wait... you can't. I don't want to 'rain on [the]... parade' but I am sick of people bashing GM for gas guzzlers. The truth is that if people are buying them then it is not GM's problem. Yes, Toyota is doing well and usually has much better gas mileage on average, but not everyone wants a tiny little RAV-4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Regarding:
      "3. This is funny. A company that centers its business around SUV's is holding this type of event? Funny stuff and kind of ironic..."

      Yes, and they're spending several billion building that huge plant down in TX to build low mileage pickups. What morons! Oh wait, it's Toyota that's doing that. Oh, I guess building low mileage pickups to meet customer demand is an excellent thing to be doing. Thanks be to Toyota..... genuflect....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Regarding:
      "No import company has even bothered to spend a few nickels on displacement-on-demand type systems to increase SUV fuel mileage. Moving forward indeed.
      "

      I agree that GM is doing well with the displacement on demand engines. I commend them for this (along with the hybrid buses, hybrid pickups, and soon to be released Hybrid VUE). However, your statement that no import companies are making displacement on demand engines isn't correct. I believe that Honda puts one in the new Odyssey. I don't know how it performs
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM marked the event with a celebration of "35 years of the Suburban" and "Hummerfest" in honor of the scores of inbred retards who are still buying gas guzzlers, gas prices be damned.