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Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car at the existing Orion assembly plant in Michigan, which opened in 1983. That's not the most interesting aspect of Bolt EV... read more

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Ford Rouge Assembly Plant, Michigan, where Ford F-150 pickup trucks are built

Tour Of Ford's 'Green' Truck Plant To Be Updated

Back in 2011, we visited 'Rouge'--the Ford plant responsible for churning out F-150 pickup trucks in their tens of thousands each year. Alongside the F-150 itself, now more... read more May 19, 2014 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

The 210,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold around the world last year used a lot of lithium-ion batteries. But if startup automaker Tesla Motors has its way, it will soon... read more February 26, 2014 by


 
GM Production Facility, Fairfax

GM’s Aluminum Welding Process Means Lighter Cars, Better Gas Mileage

As long as the auto industry has existed, various automated and non-automated processes have been developed to bond two or more pieces of metal together through the art of... read more September 25, 2012 by 3


 
2011 Coda Sedan electric car, at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Coda Signs Deal For Electric-Car Plant in Benicia, California

It’s been just a week since Californian automaker Coda Automotive opened up its first showroom in LA’s Westside in the Westfield Century Mall -- but now Coda... read more September 14, 2011 by 6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Sun Shines on GM’s New Solar Panels at Chevy Volt Factory

You hardly need us to tell you that there’s been an ongoing race to become the king of plug-in vehicles between Nissan and General Motors ever since the two firms... read more May 12, 2011 by 1


 
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


 
Think City assembly plant, Elkhart, Indiana, Jan 2011

Photo Gallery: Think City Assembly Plant Tour, Elkhart, Indiana

During the Detroit Auto Show in January, we visited the Think electric-car assembly plant in Elkhart, Indiana. It's not necessarily a place you'd expect to find electric cars... read more March 7, 2011 by 5


 
Ford Rouge Assembly Plant, Michigan, where Ford F-150 pickup trucks are built

Greening The Rouge: Ford's More Sustainable Pickup Plant

A green roof is not at its most photogenic in a Michigan winter. In fact, it's hardly green at all--more like gray and brown--though it still insulates the building below... read more January 18, 2011 by 3


 
Nissan Smyrna Tennessee

Nissan Will Build Leaf Electrics Among Altima, Maxima Gas Cars

It's one of the most radical cars ever to be built in this country, the first all-electric vehicle to go on sale in many decades. So you'd expect that when the Nissan Leaf... read more November 10, 2010 by 0


 
Balqon XE-20 electric tractor

EVs All The Way Down: EV Tractors At Ford's Michigan Plant

Car assembly will never be the cleanest of processes, despite the efforts of people like Gordon Murray whose i-Stream production method for his T25 and T27 microcars is said... read more November 4, 2010 by 3


 
Brighton Earthship Solar Panels by Flickr user Dominic's Pics

Solar Array, Lithium Cells To Power Part of Ford Focus Plant

Many houses, stores, and factories across the U.S. now have arrays of photovoltaic solar cells mounted on their roofs. These days, that's hardly news. But Ford's announcement... read more August 13, 2010 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt: Made Alongside GM's Gas-Guzzling V8s

Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra... read more August 4, 2010 by 12


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Next Toyota Prius To Be Built in U.S.--But Not Until 2016

The convoluted twists and turns of possible Prius production in the U.S. have taken another unexpected bend. A Toyota executive has now told Reuters that the company intends... read more July 27, 2010 by 0


 
General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

2011 Chevrolet Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Goes Into Production

The lithium-ion battery pack for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles officially went into volume production today. The 16-kilowatt-hour battery pack... read more January 7, 2010 by 3


 
Flower developed by Toyota to offset emissions from its Prius facility

Toyota Creates New Flower Species To Cut CO2 From Prius Production

You may already associate the 2010 Toyota Prius with flowers, courtesy of its "Harmony Between Man, Nature, and Machine" ad campaign, complete with human flowers in the... read more November 9, 2009 by 2


 

 
 

 
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