- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

GM Filed 135 Clean Energy Patents in 2010, More Than Any Other Automaker

Posted By Brit Liggett On April 21, 2011 @ 2:10 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | No Comments

general motors, clean energy, clean cars, clean vehicles, no emissions vehicles, gm hybrid, gm electric, electric cars, electric vehicles, new electric cars, new electric vehicles, electric vehicle patents

General Motors (GM) took the race for green vehicle technology [1] to a whole new level in 2010 by filing and receiving 135 clean energy [2] patents — more than any other automaker [3]. According to the solar [4], wind and geothermal energy [2].

general motors, clean energy, clean cars, clean vehicles, no emissions vehicles, gm hybrid, gm electric, electric cars, electric vehicles, new electric cars, new electric vehicles, electric vehicle patents

GM has been running full sprint into the clean energy world and picking up accolades along the way. The Chevy Volt was awarded the North American Car of the Year [5] — among other honors — and sold so many units that they’re planning to double production [6] next year. With their success it would seem only fitting that they’d want to push forward with new technology in their newly expanded clean energy research facilities — like their battery research lab, which doubled in size [7] last year.

In total, GM’s 135 clean-energy [2] patents were just a fraction of the 940 patents filed by the company last year — a number which puts them in the top 25 of all US companies. They are the proud new owners of technology [1] like a heating system that warms an electric vehicle battery before it starts to extend driving range, a hybrid cruise control system that generates power while stabilized, and a new system that dynamically measures the amount of charge left in a lithium ion battery in real time.

Via Autoblog Green [8]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/gm-filed-135-clean-energy-patents-in-2010-more-than-any-other-automaker/

URLs in this post:

[1] technology: http://inhabitat.com/green-gadgets/

[2] energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy/

[3] automaker: http://inhabitat.com/automotive

[4] solar: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[5] North American Car of the Year: http://inhabitat.com/chevy-volt-named-north-american-car-of-the-year/

[6] double production: http://inhabitat.com/gm-likely-to-double-2012-chevy-volt-production-capacity-to-120000/

[7] doubled in size: http://inhabitat.com/gm-invests-8-million-to-double-the-size-of-their-battery-lab/

[8] Autoblog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/04/20/general-motors-135-clean-energy-patents-in-2010/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.