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Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV had a fast and unusual development process. General Motors partnered closely with Korean electronics firm LG, whose LG Chem subsidiary provided its lithium-ion battery cells. Other LG units contributed both electric and electronic components and now act as contract... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Does the Chevy Bolt EV make the Chevrolet Volt irrelevant? Is that a problem?

Sometime during the last three months of this year, the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be delivered to its buyer in a blaze of flash photography and publicity. The... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept coupe: all-electric powertrain hints at future plans

As the famed Monterey Car Week moves into high gear today, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept car: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. It's not too surprising that a large... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man 2.0i Grille

All-electric Subaru crossover utility vehicle coming in 2021: Japanese report

Subaru, to which auto writers often attach the adjective "quirky," has been a quiet success story in the U.S. market, which now provides almost half its global sales. The... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV electric car for 'urban' sales: what does that mean?

Almost no U.S. car buyers sit down at their kitchen table and kick off a chat by saying, "Honey, we need to buy a city car." The only exceptions are those in a handful of... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prototype: first ride impressions

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo Electric... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory tour photo gallery: one engineer's report

Last Friday, Tesla Motors opened the doors of its battery "gigafactory" outside Reno, Nevada, to an invited group of Tesla owners. They toured the plant and heard... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to ship to dealers before end of year

General Motors has always had an aggressive schedule for launching its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the industry's first mass-priced electric car with 200 miles or more of range... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the world's first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more. That alone makes it a hugely important new market entry... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

Ford is recalling 865 Focus Electric hatchbacks from the 2015 and 2016 model years to address an issue with the cars' transmission differential pinion-gear shafts. Under... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Report for June: more of the same

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month continued at pretty much the same level as in May, with few notable gainers or losers among the high-volume entries. While the... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla delivers 14,370 electric cars in Q2, fewer than planned

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it delivered 14,370 vehicles from April through June, made up of 9,745 Model S sedans and 4,625 Model X utility vehicles. That number... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S vs original: how do they compare in value?

I’ve owned my 2013 Tesla Model S for more than three years, and put 66,000 miles on it now. It still runs great, and it makes me happy every time I drive it. I plan to... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Juke, Rogue crossover SUVs to offer all-electric versions?

It's a frequent complaint from car shoppers: all the affordable electric cars are small hatchbacks or sedans, but I want an SUV. Indeed, there's only one all-electric... read more June 22, 2016 by


 

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