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GM CEO Barra attacks China gas-car ban, suggests buyers should decide

GM CEO Barra attacks China gas-car ban, suggests buyers should decide

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with reporters in Shanghai on Friday, discussing the company's vision of the future: "a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion." The company doesn't think, however, that China should be quite so hasty in pushing to ban cars that actually do... read more

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Baojun E100 electric car

Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

Small SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S. Army. Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric test cars to be deployed

It's widely acknowledged that most, if not all, of the autonomous vehicles expected to reach our roads in volume will be electric cars. Without the complexity of a combustion... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle

GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with Trucks.com, GM’s... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

Automotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

After Tesla, which automaker is best in electric cars? Poll results

Regardless of the number of cars they've sold—fewer than the Renault-Nissan alliance—Tesla is undoubtedly the best-known electric-car maker in the world. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

Lyft ridesharing service, part-owned by GM, said to raise half a billion dollars more

Lyft has reportedly raised a new round of funding to support its on-demand ride hailing service. It’s believed that investors have put $500 million more into the... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
PSA's Carlos Tavares and General Motors' Mary T. Barra

Europe's emission limits, small cars far from global mainstream: is this why GM sold Opel?

At the 2017 Geneva auto show, General Motors announced the sale of its entire European operations—comprising factories and the Opel and Vauxhall brands—to PSA... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

What does a Chevy Volt do when it runs out of gas and battery charge?

Unlike conventional hybrids and many plug-in hybrids, the first-generation Chevrolet Volt makes extensive use of both electric and gasoline power. With a fully-charged... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme

GM sells Opel; is plan to switch to electric cars by 2030 now in limbo?

GM said today it will sell its European Opel division to PSA Peugeot Citroën, the French parent of the Citroën, DS and Peugeot brands, for 2.2 billion euros... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles... read more February 28, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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