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GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from which maker, remains open--though the likely suspects are Nissan, Tesla, and General Motors, with BMW as a long-shot outsider... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickups Almost Here

The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Cadillac Escalade

GM Full-Size SUVs To Get Diesel Engine Option For Fuel Efficiency?: UPDATE

With stricter global emissions standards taking effect, carmakers are looking to improve the efficiency of their entire fleets, including the biggest gas guzzlers. Diesel... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt To Get More Efficient, Less Expensive Inverter

General Motors is still hard at work behind the scenes on the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. We won't know full details of the car for some time, but one upgrade it's likely... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE electric cars from test fleet after crushing, seen on CA 91, May 2014

Crushed BMW ActiveE Test Fleet Headed For Scrapyard (UPDATED)

Just two weeks ago, drivers of the BMW ActiveE fleet of electric test vehicles were delighted to see that their cars would have a second life. BMW announced that it would... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Google Gets Chevy Spark EV Electric Cars For Ride-Sharing Test

While Google's self-driving car program continues to make headlines, it's hardly the only automotive project the company is involved in. Among the items in General Motors'... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
Mother-daughter team installs battery packs in Chevrolet Volt electric cars

Mother-Daughter Team Installs Battery Packs In Chevy Volt Electric Cars

Do your Mother's Day plans involve safety glasses and hydraulic lifts? While one mother is taking today off as a weekend, tomorrow she and her daughter will likely don their... read more May 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Powered 2015 Chevy Impala To Start At $38,210

General Motors has released pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel model, a full-size sedan that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline. The... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze (Chinese spec), 2014 Beijing Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Unveiled At Beijing Auto Show

While the current Chevrolet Cruze continues for one more year in the U.S. market, Chevy just unveiled the new, next-generation model that will replace it, at the Beijing Auto... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

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... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Recalled For Stability-Control Software Issue

General Motors is recalling most of its 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury range-extended electric coupes for faulty stability-control software. The recall will correct a problem with... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
New GM Ecotec engines introduced for 2015 cars

GM's New 3- And 4-Cylinder Engines Face Off Against Ford, VW

Yesterday's announcement by General Motors that it would launch a new line of three- and four-cylinder Ecotec engines for better fuel economy was short on some details... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

The suggestion hit the day before Christmas: Analyst Yra Harris of Praxis Trading predicted in a CNBC interview that General Motors might buy Tesla Motors sometime in 2014... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
Envia Battery Technology

Collapse of Battery Startup Envia: What Really Happened

The race to find battery technologies of the future is not one without casualties. The trail left behind Envia, one of the most promising battery startups in recent years... read more December 20, 2013 by 


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
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