GM is promoting the green slogan, pushing three eco-friendly and fuel efficient vehicles onto the roads, the GM FledFuel Vehicle, GM Hybid Vehicle and the GM Fuel Cell Vehicle.
GM FlexFuel Vehicles can run either on ordinary gasoline or #85 ethanol, which is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. E85 ethanol is mostly a renewable fuel made from U.S. grown bio-material, like corn or grain products. GM has made a commitment to produce more than 400,000 of these vehicles in 2007 and have been working with fuel providers and other organizations to expand the availability of E85 ethanol.
In 2007, GM will be introducing four models of their new hybrid models that will save fuel economy by about 20 percent. But there is another alternative is GM’s Fuel Cell Vehicles that requires no gasoline and emits only water vapor because hydrogen is used as fuel. Powered by GM’s fourth generation fuel cell system, it is their most advanced fuel cell propulsion system to date and its ability to start and operate in subfreezing temperatures is a a major advancement in fuel cell technology. GM hopes to get these vehicles onto the road late this fall.
To learn more about the progress of these vehicles, visit GM’s site here.