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The long and winding GM road doesn’t dead-end here

June 3, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine. But $20 billion in federal aid is even better:

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We’re pulling for GM, the American auto industry, and its future green machines. But that has to be coupled with investment in efficient, sustainable public transportation (i.e., high-speed rail, hydrogen fuel-cell buses like the CTA uses), alternative energy sources (wind & solar power), advanced lithium-ion battery research, natural gas if your name is T. Boone Pickens, and, um, car sharing. Though, at I-GO, we’ll settle for less than $20 billion. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

GM: Going…going…green?

June 2, 2009

Interesting new website from GM in the wake of its ignominious Chapter 11 1,000 car pileup. We’re crossing our fingers for the Chevy Volt—and all those laid-off workers who hopefully get retrained in the “leaner, greener, faster, smarter” GM promised in the slick vid posted on the site.

RIP, Hummer? Not so fast. Looks like the Schwartzenegger of U.S. automobiles will be pumping iron in China instead. But will future Hummer models get the green light? That’s the electrifying question. There’s an ironic metaphor somewhere in all this, but it eludes me at the moment.