Cadillac ELR receives Green Car Journal Green Car Tech Award

Cadillac ELR receives Green Car Journal Green Car Tech Award

Green Car Technology Award at the Auto Show for its Regen on Demand. The cars electric motor

generates energy while braking.

The ELR speaks to our driving enjoyment as much as it does to green technology, said Ron Cogan,

editor and publisher of Green Car Journal.

Accepting the award, Cadillacs director of Emerging Markets Jim Vurpillat said, The ELR is fun to drive, giving the operator the distinct impression they are downshifting when its going through its cutting-edge energy generation on braking.

The vehicle is in showrooms begining this month.

GM Foundation gives $1 million to new African American museum in DC

The GM Foundation announced at The Washington Auto Show last week that it is giving $1 million to the soon-to-open Museum of African American History and Culture, the newest addition to the Smithsonian in Washington. The museum will open next year on a site next to the Washington Monument.

GM has played an important role in helping African Americans educate their children and realize the American dream, said Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the museum, as he accepted the gift.

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