Introduced first with the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors released Ecologic, a 3 tier philosophy showcasing their environmentally friendly technologies incorporated in manufacturing and development of new vehicles.
For a motor vehicle manufacturer to truly create an environmentally friendly product, the entire process including the factory itself must be “green”.
Many of General Motors assembly plants are 100% landfill free. Innovative solutions have been incorporated to create energy by converting and recycling all waste materials. Additionally some of their plants harness the power of renewable energy, derived from solar panels to aid in heating the facilities.
Fuel Saving Technologies
General Motors has increasingly set new benchmarks for fuel efficient vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt. The first 80 km’s are pure electric free of gas and emissions. The range extender kicks in propelling the Volt another 500+ km’s.
Chevrolet is tackling efficiency in other ways as well. Enhanced designs to reduce wind resistance and incorporating new rigid yet lightweight materials. They are incorporating new technologies to their internal combustion engines and introducing eAssist which will be first introduced in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.
Post Consumer Recyclability
Nearly 85% of your average Chevrolet can be recycled which conserves resources and reduces landfill waste. The steel is melted down and repurposed into new automotive parts. Tires are recycled, ground up and become a variety of materials such as artificial turf on sports fields.
The Ecologic Window Label
Commencing with the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, every vehicle at Ontario Motor Sales will soon have an Ecologic label on the rear passenger window outlining the vehicles environmental impact. An independent, third party sustainability auditor verifies the Ecologic label.