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GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Posted By Lori Zimmer On August 25, 2011 @ 1:10 pm In automotive,News | No Comments

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Industry giants General Motors [1] and LG Group have just announced that they are joining forces to design premium electric vehicles. LG will bring its expertise in battery systems to the relationship, enabling General Motors [2] to expand their fleet offer of electric vehicles. The partnership will benefit consumers by providing the latest and best fuel-efficient technology at a faster rate.


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GM’s partnership with LG could make them the leading manufacturer of electric vehicles [3] in the industry. Working together they could find innovative solutions to electric vehicle design, and create more vehicle options for their customers while raising the bar for the entire industry [4].

Recent worldwide emission and fuel consumption regulations also motivated the partnership. The U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) must be 54.5 mpg by 2025, a goal which can be met by the usage of electric vehicles.

New to the automotive industry [5], LG engineers will work closely with GM on vehicle structure and design. LG already provides the battery cells for GM’s Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera [6], and the relationship tightened with the introduction of the Chevrolet Cruze electric vehicle. The partnership is a giant step for the advancement of making electric vehicles on par with traditionally fueled vehicles in the eyes of the consumer.

+ GM [7]

 


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[1] General Motors: http://inhabitat.com/electric-toyota-supercar-aims-to-set-ev-lap-record-at-nordschleife/

[2] General Motors: http://inhabitat.com/morgan-announces-plans-for-high-performance-electric-sports-car-prototype/

[3] electric vehicles: http://inhabitat.com/cadillac-converj-plug-in-ev-gets-green-light-for-production-in-2013/

[4] entire industry: http://inhabitat.com/the-chevy-volt-makes-itself-scarce-this-summer/

[5] automotive industry: http://inhabitat.com/a-full-86-gm-facilities-are-now-landfill-free/

[6] Opel Ampera: http://inhabitat.com/opel-announces-it-will-launch-a-fuel-cell-vehicle-in-2015/

[7] + GM: http://media.gm.com/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Aug/0825_lg/_jcr_content/rightpar/sectioncontainer_1/par/download_0/file.res/GeneralMotorsLGCorp02.jpg

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