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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

March 2012

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

General Motors Receives EPA’s Top Energy Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named General Motors its 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in the motor vehicle category, citing its commitment to energy efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
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GM Named Green Leader for Landfill-Free Progress
General Motors was named a Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press for growing its landfill-free program in 2011. The annual award recognizes businesses, individuals and organizations working to make the state a greener place to live and work.
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Tomorrow’s Engineers Test the Waters with GM
Lisa Parks may not be a senior environmental engineer at General Motors today if not for an afternoon in high school she spent analyzing water quality in the Grand River near her hometown of Grand Ledge, Mich.  The stream monitoring was part of GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network), designed to sharpen problem-solving skills, improve knowledge of science and the environment, and encourage community involvement.
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SAFETY

Technology on XTS, ATS Can Help Avoid Crashes
Cadillac will introduce a network of cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors on the all-new 2013 XTS and ATS luxury sedans designed to help drivers avoid crashes by improving their vision and awareness of road hazards, even braking automatically if sensors predict the vehicle is at risk of crashing.
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Cadillac XTS Safety Seat Alerts Drivers to Dangers
When the all-new Cadillac XTS luxury sedan begins production this spring, it will be the industry’s first car to use directional tactile sensation – vibrations of the driver’s seat bottom – to warn of crash threats while driving and parking.
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Family Affair: All Buicks Are IIHS Top Safety Picks
Being the smallest Buick, the Verano faced significant peer pressure to match its larger siblings in safety systems. But the luxury sedan was up to the task, and, as a result, every Buick is a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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GM FOUNDATION

GM Foundation Grants $2.5 Million to Focus: HOPE
The General Motors Foundation is granting $2.5 million to the Focus: HOPE Fund for its education initiatives, specifically a program to help students earn engineering degrees through partnership with select universities.
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Buick Achievers Names First Four Scholarship Recipients
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program announced the first four of its 100 National award winners for 2012, including the first current undergraduate recipient of a Buick Achievers Award under a new program expansion. These four students will each receive a scholarship of up to $25,000 that is renewable for up to four years.
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GREENER VEHICLES

Rising Fuel Prices Driving Buick LaCrosse with eAssist Sales
The 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist continues to lure customers looking for a spacious fullsize luxury sedan that gets the fuel economy of many compacts. In February, an all-time high one in four LaCrosse buyers chose the eAssist model.
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Spring Hill Produces 3-Millionth Ecotec Engine
Investments of $55 million to meet consumer demand for more fuel-efficient engines helped General Motors Spring Hill powertrain plant produce its 3-millionth Ecotec engine, just 2½ years after the 2 millionth engine was assembled.
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Chevy Sonic Turbo Now Available with Six-Speed Automatic
The Chevrolet Sonic’s fuel-efficient Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine will now be available in either manual or automatic transmission, bringing the increased torque of turbocharging to drivers of automatics.
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FEATURE ARTICLES

2013 GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickups Unveiled
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Ampera and Volt voted European ‘Car of the Year 2012’
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PATAC Opens Climate Wind Tunnel in Shanghai
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