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Detroit Dinosaur Thinks Kilowatts Are a Buzzkill, World Laughs

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, perhaps we should take a deep breath and calmly reflect that those who can't adapt to change will eventually die out. What... read more

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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 


 
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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GM's Electric Car Guru Resigns

Bob Kruse, who formulated General Motors' long-term electric vehicle plans and whose team helped develop the Chevy Volt, has resigned, ending his 31-year career with the... read more September 30, 2009 by  2


 
Mike Donoughe

Tesla Engineering and Manufacturing Chief Resigns

The revolving door of Tesla Motors leadership keeps turning. Today, executive vice president of vehicle engineering and manufacturing, Mike Donoughe, is calling it quits... read more September 24, 2009 by  2


 
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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Talk About Limited Production ...

If you're one of the tens of thousands of green car fans excited about the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car, start making nice to your local Chevy dealer... read more August 12, 2009 by  2


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

Why $2.4 Billion of Battery Grants? To Get US Competitive in Electric Cars

It's now clearer than ever: Electric cars are coming to showrooms near you. They will be fully competitive, their makers are deadly serious, and they will be "real cars"... read more August 6, 2009 by  3


 
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