Five years is like a life time when it comes to technology. Think about it: between the years 2007 and 2012, smart phones were developed, LED lighting was perfected, we gained “cloud” computing and social media hit its stride with Facebook. Who knows where technology will take cars in the next five years?
GM is taking a guess where they’ll be, and that is focusing on electric vehicles, or “EVs.” GM even says that they are prepared to have 500,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2017. That’s a bold statement. Don’t get us wrong, we love the Volt, but even those wonder cars are closer to having 20,000 units sold so far this year than 100,000.
Of course, though, GM isn’t claiming they’ll have half a million fully-electric vehicles like the Volt on the road by 2017. They’re including vehicles that have systems like eAssist as well. Even so, there are bound to be several more fully-electric vehicles on the road by 2017 (hopefully the Cadillac ELR concept car is one of them), and we’re excited to see where GM will fit into the future’s “EV world.”
In the Appalachian region of America is a nonprofit organization called The Monkey Do Project. These people give every part of themselves on a daily basis to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people they help. They do a wonderful thing and rarely ever get anything in return.
Long story short, General Motors stepped up to the plate for The Monkey Do Project. The nonprofit had a mission trip coming up to Ohio Appalachia, but were afraid their used car with over 150,000 miles wouldn’t make it. Without hesitation, GM offered to loan them a filled-up Suburban so they wouldn’t have to worry about transportation.
And this isn’t even close to the first time GM has helped out someone else in a time of need. In GM’s “Our Town, Our Heroes” Program, they celebrate people making differences in Illinois communities and give them rewards for doing good in their communities.
We are proud to carry models from the GM lineup, and we love being inspired by the level of graciousness that GM has set!