Earlier today, I had the chance to sit down with Jay Ferraro and Adam Denison from General Motors. They're in town as part of the AltWheels Festival.
Over lunch at the Union Oyster House, we discussed the steps GM is taking to become more sustainable. Check this out:
- By 2012, 50% off all GM vehicles will be able to run on ethanol (There are already 2.5M "FlexFuel" vehicles on the road now).
- Chevy is launching hybrid versions of the Tahoe SUV and Malibu sedan. The Malibu Hybrid gets as good gas mileage as the Camry Hybrid.
- Saturn currently offers the Aura Hybrid sedan, and will be releasing the Vue Hybrid compact SUV for 2008.
- Chevy will reportedly begin production testing the plug-in Hybrid Volt (it goes up to 40 miles before it uses any gas!) by this time next year.
The AltWheels festival is running through tomorrow at City Hall Plaza.
Here is a commercial that GM made for the Volt - a car that's not even "officially" slated for production...