GM Europe to unveil new E-Flex at Frankfurt

The European division of GM gave a taste of what it has in store for the Frankfurt Auto Show at a news conference in Berlin. GM plans to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell Opel concept car called the HydrGen4, as well as showcase its E85 bioethanol variant of the Cadillac BLS.

GM will also show its new Opel Corsa 1.3 liter CDTI with 75 horsepower, which emits 119 grams of carbon dioxide per km. The car uses a common rail diesel turbo injection system that injects fuel into the chamber at a pressure of 1,800 bar.

“It is for us more important that CO2 levels of our entire fleet is reduced than having single models with extremely good numbers,” GM Europe Vice President Hans Demant said, in an apparent reference to Toyota’s heavy marketing of its niche model, the Prius hybrid.

GM unveiled the second variant of the E-Flex system at this year”s Shanghai Auto Show. The new E-Flex system uses GM”s fifth-generation fuel cell propulsion technology and a lithium-ion battery to provide up to 300 miles of petroleum- and emissions-free electric driving.

According to Reuters, between 2007 and 2012, GM Europe plans to launch 16 new engine families with a total of 93 variants, as well as 10 transmission families with 48 variants.


Source: Reuters

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