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GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

Sometimes memories are short. Electric-car advocates often forget that it took seven years from the first Toyota Prius hybrid, launched in Japan in 1997, until sales of the second-generation Prius started to grow in global markets. Now, General Motors appears to be the subject of suspicion and... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla: As Disruptive To U.S. Car Market As Toyota, Nissan Were?

In its decade of existence, electric-car startup Tesla has accomplished many things the auto industry didn't think it could do. But could Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] be as... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations

Carsharing Expands So Much It Even Arrives In Downtown Detroit

Detroit has plenty of problems to work on these days, but that doesn't mean life can't go on as normal for its residents. That even extends to introducing the car-sharing... read more August 8, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Already A Future Classic? Auto Library Thinks So

Put a group of auto enthusiasts in a room, ply them with suitable amounts of alcohol, and soon conversation will turn to 'future classics'. The term refers to a modern car... read more December 12, 2012 by  16


 
Volkswagen e-Bugster Concept electric car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

VW e-Bugster Electric Concept Live Gallery: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

There’s something special about the Volkswagen Beetle -- or VW Bug to use its more colloquial name -- that makes us think of a car that is inherently friendly to the... read more January 12, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept

Chevrolet Code 130R & Tru 140S Concept Small Cars: Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet has continued its trend towards fuel-efficient small cars today with the unveiling of two new concept cars at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The two cars -- a... read more January 9, 2012 by 


 
Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Volvo XC 60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Heads To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo might have already started production on its first plug-in hybrid wagon -- the 2012 V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid -- but as we’ve told you before, the Swedish... read more January 4, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

GM Makes 2012 Volt Production Line Tweaks, Delays 2nd Shift

Earlier this year, General Motors announced that it would start a second shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory some time towards the end of 2011 to meet its production goals... read more October 10, 2011 by  3


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by  2


 
Barack Obama

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the... read more June 15, 2011 by  14


 
Ford Start Concept

Ford's Gas Mileage Goals Spawn 3-Cylinder Engine, New Hybrids

Smaller, more efficient engines that equal the power of larger, lazier ones are how automakers all over the world plan to raise fuel economy. Today Ford [NYSE:F] doubled down... read more June 2, 2011 by  9


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Why Silicon Valley Won't Be Detroit For Green Carmakers

We don’t hear “death of Detroit” stories as often now as we did a year ago. When GM and Chrysler plunged into bankruptcy and the entire U.S. industry laid... read more April 13, 2011 by  12


 
Ed Begley, Jr. Ford Electric Vehicles Informercial

Ed Begley, Jr. Launches Ford’s Electric Car War On Chevrolet, Nissan (VIDEO)

Choosing a spokesperson for a new brand is pretty tough, especially if someone else has already had a go at selling what you’re trying to. NIssan chose world-champion... read more January 10, 2011 by  14


 
Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford In Love With Electric Cars

Just a few days after unveiling the 2012 Ford Focus Electric at the 2011 Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas, Ford has expanded its green fleet for 2012/13 with yet another... read more January 10, 2011 by  1


 
General Electric GE WattStation charging

Even In Motor City, Charging Electric Cars Will Be Cheap

Buyers of electric vehicles can already benefit from several different tax credits, both from the federal government as well as their own respective state authorities (in... read more August 11, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Smart electric drive  -  first drive

Detroit Dinosaur Thinks Kilowatts Are a Buzzkill, World Laughs

As any parent will tell you, progress takes time. Evolution often takes a much longer time yet. So rather than pounding our head on the wall when we read idiotic editorials... read more July 20, 2010 by  9


 
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