GE: “Industrial Internet” can add $15 trillion to global GDP

GE is testing sensor-equipped "smart" batteries in a Ford Focus Electric (Photo: GE)

A new digitally connected model for industry could add as much as 15 trillion dlrs to global output, according to a report published by General Electric Monday. Researchers at the US based industrial conglomerate say the so-called “industrial internet,” which links networks, data and machines, has the potential to sharply boost productivity worldwide. That key […]

Nissan, GE collaborate to speed up EV adoption

Nissan will coordinate joint research from its technical center in Farmington Hills, Mich (Photo: Nissan)

Nissan and GE signed a two-year research collaboration pact to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles. The Japanese carmaker, whose Nissan LEAF is one of the first EVs to be available to customers worldwide, is teaming up with GE to more quickly roll out a refueling infrastructure for the new vehicles. Access to battery […]

At GE, a commitment to electric vehicles

General Electric made a major commitment to electric vehicles this week when it announced it would buy 25,000 of them for its fleet by 2015. The US industrial conglomerate said it would initially purchase 12,000 EVs from General Motors, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011. It will buy other vehicles from other manufacturers as […]