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Corvette Stingray Getting Innovative Performance Data Recorder

We all know the new Corvette Stingray is a fast, nimble, and impressive performance car, but just how fast is it?

Now you (and all your friends) can know precisely how well your Corvette is doing by recording and sharing performance video with embedded data thanks to the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), which will be available for the 2015 Corvette Stingray.

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General Motors Invests $1.3 Billion to Upgrade Plants and Create Jobs

General Motors, maker of Chevrolet vehicles, has announced an investment of nearly $1.3 billion dollars to upgrade plants across 3 different states.

1387209059441These enhancements will help GM produce new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions while improving vehicle quality and streamline logistics.

According to a press release from GM, the investments will create or retain around 1,000 jobs.

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General Motors Continutes Environmental Leadership

4General Motors, maker of Chevrolet cars and trucks, continues to solidify its role as a leader in environmental responsibility.

Perseverance and creativity enabled GM’s Rochester, New York facility to become completely landfill free, making it the company’s 109th location to achieve the feat.

GM has more landfill-free facilities than any other automaker in the world, but the process at Rochester took a little more ingenuity than usual.

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John Calabrese, GM’s VP of Engineering, Shares his Passion for Education

General Motors released an article highlighting a conversation with John Calabrese, GM’s vice president of engineering.

GMJohnCalabrese07-mediumCalabrese is responsible for global vehicle engineering and technology operations.

He is the key GM Executive for Virginia Tech and serves on the university’s advisory board to the College of Engineering.

He also a board member with the Engineering Society of Detroit and the Michigan Science Center.

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2014 Silverado Recieved 12.5 Million Miles of Testing

Every single one of the 2014 Chevy Silverados at Pat McGrath Dodge Country has benefited from 12.5 million miles of durability testing.

Silverado TESTING2That means the Silverado is ready to tow, haul, carry, and pull with reliability and performance.

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GM CEO Announces Bi-Fuel 2015 Chevy Impala

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GM CEO Dan Akerson with a bi-fuel 2015 Chevy Impala

Just a couple days ago, we reported that General Motors will expand their fuel-efficient fleet options.

Now GM Chairman Dan Akerson has announced a bi-fuel version of the 2015 Chevy Impala, which will be capable of using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or conventional gasoline at the push of a button.

Akerson made the announcement at an energy summit in Washington, D.C.

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OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Slowdown: Stopping Car Thieves for 5 Years

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GM’s OnStar system helps stop car thieves 5-7 times a month

It’s been five years since GM launched OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Slowdown (SVS) tool, but it still remains one of the most effective systems for stopping thieves, literally and figuratively.

According to a press release from GM, the tool has stopped a car thief almost 250 times since being launched, using the system’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance tools.

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2015 Chevy Silverado HD Makes First Appearance

GM has unveiled the 2015 Chevy Silverado HD, including 2500 and 3500 models at the Texas State Fair, giving the public a first look at the redesigned heavy-duty truck.

The 2015 Silverado, along with its cousin the 2015 Sierra HD, keeps the powerful engines that have made it so popular, while getting a new exterior design and upgraded interior.

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Seven GM Facilities Recieve Environmental and Community Honors

GM, the maker of Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, has been recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for environmentally-focused community involvement.

Seven of GM’s facilities, including assembly plants and engine and transmission factories, were given the Neighborhood Environmental Partner (NEP) award, which encourages and honors business and neighbors to work together on sustainability and conservation projects.

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2015 Chevy Suburban, 2015 Chevy Tahoe Make Their Debuts

The next generations of Chevy’s popular SUVs have made their debuts!

At simultaneous events in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas, General Motors unveiled the redesigned 2015 Chevy Suburban and 2015 Chevy Tahoe, renewing their commitment to make the best SUVs in the world.

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