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GM To Add Plant Jobs, Invest $450 Million For 2016 Chevy Volt

GM To Add Plant Jobs, Invest $450 Million For 2016 Chevy Volt

New jobs and plant updates by carmakers often get little attention outside the towns involved, but sometimes they telegraph information about future models. The Detroit News said Saturday that GM is expected to announce it will update its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, spending $450 million and... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada For March: Volt Returns To Triple Figures

While the Nissan Leaf is gaining momentum, the Chevrolet Volt remains in the driver's seat for March in plug-in electric-car sales for Canada. The Chevy Volt returned to... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

What Are Tesla Model S Drivers Browsing In Their Connected Cars?

One of the alluring features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is its always-on 3G 4G cellular connection and built-in Internet browser. But have you ever wondered... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Faces Skepticism From Panasonic, Analysts

Elon Musk, CEO of startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors, is no doubt used to skepticism. Now he faces new doubts over the company's plans for a massive "gigafactory"... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (European model) test drive, Berlin, March 2014

Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017

Volkswagen is on a plug-in car push right now, releasing several plug-in vehicles over the course of this year and the next. It's keen to invest in related technology too... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In March: Nissan Leaf Has Best March Ever

March was another good month for U.S. sales of the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric car in the world. In fact, March was a good month for several plug-in electric cars... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three Years

In global terms, plug-in car sales are still a drop in the ocean. That's to be expected--we've only had volume production models for the last three or four years. Disruptive... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
London's taxi drivers try out new range-extended electric Metrocab

New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Among them is Metrocab, a... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Memo To TV News Shows: Tesla Electric Cars Don't Make Engine Noises

If you watched 60 Minutes on Sunday night--perhaps wondering whether the show would target the Tesla Model S electric car--you may have been relieved. The segment, "Fast Cars... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
BYD electric buses

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

Has California's dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

In the world of startup electric car automakers, things don't always go to plan. With the best will in the world, release dates get pushed back, prices go up and initial... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen T2 Elektro, historic VW electric car at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

Volkswagen Shows Off Its 40-Year History Of Electric Cars

While its new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf will be the first-ever plug-in electric VW sold in the U.S., the German carmaker has a surprisingly long history of prototype electric... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content. This... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
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