May 25, 2014

Moving Forward

Home built of GM scraps; Tesla is connectivity winner


(General Motors)

Home uses GM scraps
General Motors is collaborating with a Detroit nonprofit to help build a shipping container home in the city. About 85 percent of the 40-foot-long house will be built of scrap materials donated by the automaker. It will have Chevrolet Volt battery cases as bird houses and planter boxes, vehicle insulation in the walls and scrap wood for interior walls and furniture. The home will be located at the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative urban garden, where it will serve as an example of sustainable living.
NWautos staff



Tesla connectivity
Tesla has the most user-friendly connectivity, according to an evaluation by Strategy Analytics. The market-research company tested 19 vehicles and gave the electric car the highest ratings for the ease of finding connected services, use of the features and integration with traditional radio and navigation features.
NWautos staff


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