General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - October 2016

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - October 2016

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:15pm

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GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050.
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GM Details its 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal
GM's global renewable energy manager, Rob Threlkeld, answers some questions about the company’s 100 percent renewable energy plans and what it will take to achieve its goal.
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Turning Trash into Energy Makes Good Business Sense
Many people probably don’t think their local landfills are more than a final resting place for waste. But companies like Apple and General Motors are using them as a source of renewable energy that reduces their costs and impact on the environment.
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2017 Bolt EV Priced at $37,495
The Chevrolet Bolt EV set the range benchmark for an affordable EV capable of going the distance. Now, Chevrolet is keeping its promise to offer the Bolt EV at an affordable price by confirming a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995.
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Bolt EV Offers 238 Miles of Range
With an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles, 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV owners can expect to go beyond their average daily driving needs — with plenty of range to spare —when charging regularly.
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Bolt EV Goes the Distance… With One Pedal
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will offer drivers a customizable one-pedal driving experience that allows for maximum total vehicle range. One-pedal driving combines the highest available level of regenerative braking, which captures otherwise lost energy from deceleration and sends it back to the Bolt EV battery pack for the greatest total vehicle range.
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Driving Security into Digitized, Connected Cars
As cars become digitized and connected to enable a better driving experience, enhance safety and relieve congestion, the threat of a cyber event is ever present. But General Motors goes to great lengths to protect both customer lives and their personal information.
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The Connection between EVs, Batteries and a Clean Grid
The Chevy Bolt EV received an EPA-estimated range rating of 238 miles per charge. And GM just committed to meet its entire electricity needs at all of its global operations using renewable energy by 2050. The two pieces of news from the automaker go hand in hand, representing GM’s vision of a decarbonized auto industry.
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Leading U.S. Companies Managing Over 3,400 Acres for Pollinators
The U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development and Pollinator Partnership launched the Corporate Pollinator Ecosystem Project with leading U.S. companies to identify and quantify pollinator habitats established and maintained at various corporate properties.
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GM’s Environmental and Social Initiatives Land Company on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
General Motors was again ranked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for corporate sustainability leadership in the automotive industry. This is the second year GM has been selected as an index component and the company remains the only automaker on the North American index.
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GM, Safe Kids launch Ultimate Car Seat Guide
To bring parents easy-to-access expert advice to protect their children in cars, Safe Kids Worldwide launched the Ultimate Car Seat Guide. The Guide, developed with funding from General Motors, gives expert guidance to parents on choosing and using a car seat and offers tips on how to fit a child into a car seat and how to know when it is time to move to a new type of seat.
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GM Employees Celebrate Volunteerism with teamGM Cares Week
More than 4,000 General Motors employees donated their time and talent to more than 200 community service projects across the U.S. during the company’s 5th annual teamGM Cares Week September 12-16. Projects ranged from packing boxes at food banks to relocating high school scholars to safer housing and cleaning underserved neighborhoods.
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