General Motors' Precept Achieves 80mpg Fuel Economy

October 30, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Unique Mobility Inc. (Golden, CO) announced that General Motor Corp.'s (GM, Detroit, MI) Precept, a high-mileage prototype car that incorporates Unique's electric motor/generator, has achieved fuel economy of nearly 80mpg in tests. In doing so, the Precept is one of the first cars to meet the goals of the Partnership for the New Generation of Vehicles, a program aimed at designing a mid-size, five-passenger car that gets 80mpg.

The announcement was hailed by US President Clinton, who said, "Today's announcement is evidence that the investments in clean-energy technologies has made over the last eight years are paying off."

William G. Rankin, president and CEO of Unique Mobility, stated, "We are very proud to be part of this significant accomplishment by the GM team. Our compact and efficient multi-purpose unit is a key contributor enabling GM to achieve its 80mpg fuel-efficiency goal."