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Get outta my dreams, get into my futuristic Chevy FNR concept car

By April Gocha / April 24, 2015

According to a GM press release, Chevrolet’s new FNR concept car “boasts a futuristic capsule design”—which may be the biggest understatement we’ve ever heard.

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Ping! Mary Barra named GM’s CEO-designate

By Eileen De Guire / December 10, 2013

Mary Barra will take over as CEO of General Motors in January. An electrical engineer, she began her career as a co-op student at GM.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / June 7, 2012

Check ’em out: What can’t graphene do? Scientists find new use for

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GM unveils new lithium-ion battery

By / January 8, 2010

Detroit’s WWMT.com reported that GM has manufactured an advanced lithium-ion battery for its electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt. The Volt is designed to drive up to 40 miles on electricity without using gasoline or producing emissions. When Volt’s lithium-ion battery is depleted of energy, a flex-fuel engine-generator operates to extend total driving range to about…

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Mileage wars!

By / August 12, 2009

About time this competition heats up. General Motors said yesterday that Volt extended-range electric vehicle, (not due until 2011), would achieve a fuel rating of 230 miles a gallon in city driving. A few days ago a competitor in the field, Nissan, boasted that its electric vehicle, the Leaf, would get 367 mpg. The Leaf…

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