General Motors (GM) is already getting a head start on helping along Obama’s new Clean Power Plan, which hopes to greatly limit the amount of carbon emissions from the nation’s coal and power plants. According to a statement earlier this morning, GM’s hybrid electric and gasoline-fueled 2016 Chevrolet Volt will boast an extremely impressive fuel economy, in an effort to start putting out greener and cleaner cars in the coming years.
A Meeting of the Minds
Plans for GM’s six new electrically-fueled vehicles were revealed today at the 2015 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, where car manufacturers and engineers came together to discuss new research and future plans regarding their upcoming vehicles. It is here that GM’s lead engineer for electric vehicles Pam Fletcher revealed plans to release six new hybrid vehicles by next year, each with vast improvements over their previous models. These include the Chevrolet Volt, Spark EV, Malibu Hybrid, Bolt, Cadillac and CT6. Out of all these vehicles, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt raised the most eyebrows, boasting an impressive fuel economy and much-improved battery life.
Saving The Environment…and Your Wallet
According to Fletcher, you’ll be able to drive a charged up 2016 Chevrolet Volt for 53 miles before it gives up—12 more miles than the previous 2015 Volt. And that’s driving without even an ounce of gas. Running purely on gasoline, the 2016 Volt has an EPA-rating of 42 miles to the gallon—a rating better than the vast majority of the cars you’ll find on the road today.
GM’s Clean Power Plan
Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helped pass a bill called the Clean Power Plan, which hopes to eliminate 32% of the nation’s carbon emissions from existing coal and power plants by 2030. The new rule will be implemented at state-level, leaving the details on how each state will contribute towards helping reach the bill’s goal to the industries and state governments involved. By putting out new hybrid and electric cars such as the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, GM is helping to ensure the plan’s goal of a cleaner and greener future–a nice break from industries looking to sue the EPA for their new rule, frustrated by its strict regulations on business.
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