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GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

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 second-generation Prius started to grow in global markets. Now, General Motors appears to be the subject of suspicion and... read more

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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 


 
Envia Battery Technology

Envia's High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs. Now, Envia Systems--one company that gained much public attention by promising such a... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
GM EV1 and Tesla Model S electric cars, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Oct 2013

GM EV1 & Tesla Model S: Looking At 20 Years Of Electric Cars

Last week, we were struck by a single photo that captured electric cars across two decades. The image, showing a GM EV1 and a Tesla Model S on the Worcester Polytechnic... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

GM Gets New Partner For Fuel-Cell Vehicle Research: U.S. Army

Could your first fuel-cell car actually be a tank? General Motors announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Is Tesla Motors Really Worth Almost Half The Value Of GM?

Discussions of Tesla Motors sometimes seem couched in the terms of a religious tale: Tesla as David vs General Motors in the Goliath role. One company is the plucky Silicon... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Can 2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car Rescue GM's Luxury Brand In California?

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a new kind of car for the brand, but will it bring in new buyers? U.S. luxury brands have been struggling in California, WardsAuto reports, but the... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Development: Academic Study Published

The development of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was so complex that it's now become fodder for a research paper. The 29-page paper by Presidio Graduate... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
Dan Akerson

GM CEO: Cadillac To Take On Tesla, One Day--With Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, Perhaps?

It looks like the success of the Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan may be starting to get under GM's skin. CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News that General Motors... read more September 21, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV prototype, Sausalito, CA, Nov 2012

GM Developing Tesla Model E Rival: 200-Mile, $30,000 Electric Car?

So far, the Tesla Model S is alone among plug-in electric cars in providing 200 miles or more of electric range. But as Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] prepares to roll out its more... read more September 17, 2013 by 


 
GM EV1 electric car at Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri [photo: Jalopnik/Joel Johnson]

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It's been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of... read more August 9, 2013 by  43


 
GM OnStar and TimberRock's on-demand solar charging

GM To Test Utility-Controlled Solar Charging For Electric Cars

If there's one thing that most people agree on when it comes to electric cars, it's that powering them with electricity generated by renewable energy is generally the... read more July 19, 2013 by  20


 
Dan Akerson

It's Official: General Motors Now Sees Tesla As A Threat

"History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming their way because you didn’t know where you could be disrupted." General Motors will be... read more July 18, 2013 by  128


 
Supporters of the Climate Declaration, drafted by Ceres & BICEP

GM Becomes First Automaker To Sign Call For Action On Climate Change

When we think of the companies and organizations concerned with climate change, we don't often think of major automakers. But maybe we should think again. Yesterday, General... read more May 2, 2013 by  3


 
Buick Riviera Concept, 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

New GM Plug-In Hybrid In Buick Riviera Concept? Actually, No

You may have read about the latest Buick Riviera concept car, which was unveiled last Saturday at the Shanghai Auto Show. Perhaps you also noticed that it uses a new and... read more April 23, 2013 by  3


 
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