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Why Silicon Valley Won't Be Detroit For Green Carmakers

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 off tens of thousands of workers in one year, the effects on an already battered Detroit region were dire. And they led to a... read more

April 13, 2011 by - 12
 
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


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama Meets The Volt: Sparks Barely Fly

President Barack Obama’s electric vehicle tour climaxed last Thursday with a visit to the Compact Power battery plant in Holland, Michigan, where he was treated to his... read more July 19, 2010 by 8


 
2011 Nissan Leaf spied -- via Nissan-LEAF.net

Nissan Leaf Audio Warnings Disappoints Advocates, Need For Sound Questioned.

Ever think of the benefits of EVs? Aside from the more obvious ones associated with not burning quite as much oil, zero tailpipe emissions and ease of driving many will cite... read more June 18, 2010 by 10


 
GM electric motor

Detroit University Now Offering Degrees In The EV Field

There is a wealth of budding electric vehicle (EV) builders all around the country, tinkering away on do-it-yourself conversions in their backyards. Now they have an avenue... read more May 10, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Will Nissan Have a Smaller Electric Car For Sale After the Leaf?

Rumors are flying that Nissan is preparing a subcompact electric vehicle to compete directly with cars like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and it may even be made in China. The... read more May 2, 2010 by 3


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Forecast For The Future of Small Plug-In Car Companies: Bleak

Last month was was a pretty great one for mainstream automakers planning to deliver plug-in vehicles. Publicity a-plenty, state and Federal grants announced, pricing... read more April 5, 2010 by 17


 
Denise Gray, director of global battery systems engineering, General Motors

BREAKING: GM Battery Czar Denise Gray Leaves Volt Team For California Startup

A key member of the small team brought together four years ago to create the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car is unexpectedly leaving General Motors. Denise Gray, director of... read more February 24, 2010 by 27


 
2011 Ford Focus

2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Ford Focus

Coming off the successful launch of its 2011 Ford Fiesta subcompact at last month's Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford is following up with its even more important 2012 Ford Focus... read more January 10, 2010 by 0


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Update: Green Cars at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Next month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit promises to be greener than ever before. That's a recognition that more fuel-efficient and smaller cars are a... read more January 8, 2010 by 4


 
2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)

2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Chevrolet Aveo RS Concept

The current 2010 Chevrolet Aveo sedan and hatchback, the Korean-built subcompacts that are GM's contenders in that growing segment, are no longer competitive against upcoming... read more January 7, 2010 by 2


 
Volvo C30 Battery Electric Vehicle, shown at 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo C30 EV Coming To Detroit (Minus Fanfare)

Electric vehicles are significantly quieter than their traditional gas-powered counterparts. Maybe it's fitting then, that Volvo doesn't plan to say anything when they unveil... read more January 7, 2010 by 4


 
Micro-Vett electric Fiat 500 from NICE Car Company, 2008 London Motor Show

Detroit Auto Show Preview: Electric Fiat 500 Mini-Car

An electric Fiat 500 has been rumored for several months now, including before the lengthy October press conference where Chrysler laid out its survival plan. But now, it... read more December 23, 2009 by 1


 
Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show Preview: Electric Volvo C30 Hatchback

Advance news on the green concept cars to be shown at next month's Detroit Auto Show continues to trickle out. The latest: a further evolution of the all-electric Volvo C30... read more December 21, 2009 by 3


 
2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

Detroit Auto Show Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE Electric Car

A little more than a year ago, the all-electric Mini E stole the limelight at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, BMW has released details of its next all-electric concept... read more December 16, 2009 by 2


 
Cadillac Converj Concept

GM To Produce Cadillac Converj

According to a report in the Detroit News today, General Motors will forge ahead with plans to produce the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle (EREV). Though... read more November 9, 2009 by 3


 

 
 

 
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