General Electric, the corporation that, back in November of 2010, committed to purchasing 25,000 plug-in vehicles, including 12,000 Chevy Volts by 2015, will host a seven-city Electric Vehicle Experience Tour aimed at educating the public on plug-in vehicle technology and deployment. GE has teamed up with automakers General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Navistar, Smith Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi, Coda, Smart, Think and other organizations involved with plug-in vehicles.
Force = mass x acceleration. If you think back to freshman physics, that's the basic formula that determines how much energy is being exerted on an object when it's struck by something in motion. Catch a baseball and you can feel the force striking the palm of your hand. That pain is wasted energy, and in the world of hybrids – from cars to trains – it's energy that could be harnessed, saved and deployed later on. That's what GE is trying to demonstrate with the video below, calculat
Last week, General Electric announced that it will soon order 15,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids for itself and partner with its fleet customers to put an additional 10,000 on the road by 2015. This buying binge represents the largest commitment by a single company to date. Though GE's announcement is one of the first – and certainly the biggest – of its kind, industry analysts expect other mega-corporations to reveal similar purchasing contracts in the near future.
General Electric, which recently unveiled its electric vehicle (EV) charger called the WattStation, has teamed up with battery swap specialist Better Place to accelerate the adoption of a global EV infrastructure. The duo will attack the industry on all fronts. Under the partnership, GE and Better Place will develop a battery financing program that kicks off with a pilot project providing funds for 10,000 batteries in Israel and Denmark. This project is expected to boost consumer interest in EVs
With the launch of the Nissan Leaf closing in fast and the supporting infrastructure still a bit lacking, it really comes as no surprise that the company continues to seek more Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). The latest MOU, a three-year deal signed with General Electric, will focus solely on smart charging networks. The two companies will work together to, "make smart charging a reality." In the months ahead, the companies will identify projects that they can collaborate on leading towards
Might Santa's traditional Rudolf the Reindeer-led sleigh be sent off into the oblivion of obsolescence? Could be, if General Electric has anything to say about it. The huge corporation has designed a new conveyance for the red-cloaked and bearded gift giver, and it's green. Well, it's red, naturally, but it's also green.
General Electric has been building hybrids for many years. Its Evolution Series of locomotives are some of the most efficient currently on the market, and the giant company has plans for a replacement model using its own batteries soon. Also planned by GE is a move into the large truck market, where diesel hybrids are expected to become increasingly popular in the coming years. With all of this research and development already done for hybrid systems and the growing interest in the technology in
Engineers looked at a lotus leaf easily shedding water and said, "Hey, we could do that." And so they did, with a revolutionary coating named superhydrophobic, which simply means it really dislikes water.
General Electric and British petroleum are teaming up to build new hydrogen-fueled power generating plants. The plan is to use a gasification technology developed by GE to produce a hydrogen rich syngas from fossil fuel feedstocks. The separation process would also produce carbon dioxide which would be captured and sequestered in underground geological formations. This reverses the process that happens with most carbon sequestration projects which capture the carbon from the exhaust stream.
With all of our eco-conscious viewers who are concerned with the environment, I am sure that a few of you have some questions regarding GE's green technologies. Consider that GE makes jet engines and locomotives, along with a huge number of other products which cover the gamut of most everything each of us use each day. So, their CEO, Jeff Immelt, must have some interesting views regarding "the greening of America". If you have a question you'd like to ask him, why not go ahead and do it? Accord
The team from MIT has won the ecomagination Challenge with a solar-powered refueling station and biodiesel processor. We told you about the Ecomagination Challenge in January. It's a competition between college teams sponsored by mtvU and General Electric. Students were challenged to propose projects to green up their campus.