Posts Tagged ‘Alternative Fuel’
Well, there’s some interesting news going down over at Chevrolet, under the automotive umbrella of the General Motors group. If unawares, General Motors is starting to pick up their slack when it comes to getting on the bandwagon for zero emission propulsion and powertrains. With the upsurge of electrified and alternative fuel vehicles estimated in the coming years, GM is not one to fall behind, and with Chevrolet already having moderate success in alternative fuel with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a large change is about to take place. Chevy will be shifting away from the Chevrolet Camaro to focus on electrified vehicles (EVs).
Competitor automotive group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has already unveiled their plans for going electric with many vehicles already underway. To keep up, GM is making some decisive moves. Car and Driver were there to report on the newest announcement.
“Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer and spiritual leader of the Chevrolet Camaro program for more than a decade, is moving to General Motors’ newly formed AV/EV organization to focus on zero-emission-vehicle development.”
If you haven’t already heard the news, Chevy dealers in Miami are taking it back to the future with a new Impala for 2015. Like the infamous DeLorean, this Impala will be able to run off leftovers, beer, and waste.
In the company’s latest innovative move toward finding sustainable solutions for their vehicles, Chevrolet is fueling up with biogas. It’s derived from the methane gas that’s produced when food scraps break down.
It ends up as a renewable, alternative natural gas. Right now it’s being produced by a company called Quasar Energy Group in Cleveland. They get their waste from a number of different sources including Anheuser-Busch.
The president of Quasar Energy said “If you can buy renewable fuel at $1.95 per gallon while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, everybody wins.”