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An Overview of GM's Commitment to Environmental Consciousness

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GM is dedicated to helping consumers save money on fuel while also saving the environment. To find out more about GM’s new fuel-efficient cars and the measures GM is taking to reduce its impact on the environment, continue reading.

Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Offering a lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles is one way that GM helps its customers save money while also saving the environment. GM offers 12 vehicles that achieve at least 30 mpg on the highway, is the leading FlexFuel vehicle producer, and is investing heavily in BioFuel technology. The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is an electric vehicle that has a range of up to 374 miles and earns up to 94 MPGe when it’s driving on electric energy. The Chevrolet Silverado hybrid pickup is able to earn a respectable 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. And there’s also the Chevrolet Cruze Eco, which is a midsize sedan that can earn up to 42 mpg on the highway thanks to aerodynamic efficiency, turbocharging, direct-injection technology, and lightweight materials.

Energy Efficiency

Efficiency at the factory is another way that GM is taking green technology seriously. Between 2005 and 2010, GM reduced energy use at its facilities by 31% and reduced CO2 emissions by 30%. GM is even investing $40 million in carbon-reduction projects all over the country.

Reduction of Waste

To be environmentally conscious, GM believes that the efficient use of energy is not enough—and that we must also take steps to reduce waste. That’s why, in 2012, 92% of GM’s worldwide waste was reused. 50% of GM’s manufacturing centers don’t send any waste to landfills. Furthermore, a GM vehicle is designed to be 85% recyclable at the end of its life.

Environmental Preservation

GM is also committed to going out in the community and helping to educate America’s youth. More than 8,500 students receive mentorship from GM volunteers on how local watersheds are impacted by human actions.

To see what new fuel-efficient vehicles GM is offering, visit Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC located in Youngstown. To view our inventory of new cars, visit our website. And be sure to call us at (330) 460-5983 for more information.


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