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

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 will compete with Tesla Motors--"ultimately"--through its Cadillac luxury brand. But, Akerson said, he remained unconvinced that... read more

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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


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark EV cutaway

GM Now Building Chevy Spark EV Electric-Car Motors In Maryland

Eighteen months ago, GM announced that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV electric car in the U.S. Now, that motor is officially in... read more April 16, 2013 by  14


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

GM Working On 200-Mile Electric Car, Says CEO Akerson

Last summer he dropped a hint that it might be possible. Now Dan Akerson has confirmed it: GM is working on an electric car with a 200-mile range, according to its CEO. The... read more March 7, 2013 by  23


 
BMW using 1-Series and MINI Cooper in DriveNow initiative

BMW Earns Profit By The Minute With Car Sharing: Is Ownership Dead?

In case you haven't heard: car sharing is big business. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of car-sharing companies. Zipcar -- America's pioneer in the sector --... read more February 11, 2013 by  2


 
General Motors' plan for powertrain expansion and work consolidation (February 2013)

GM Moves Electric, Fuel-Cell Work To Michigan From CA, NY

General Motors has announced more shuffling of its future-tech facilities. Back in October, the automaker shut down a fuel cell center in Honeoye Falls, New York and shifted... read more February 1, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Official: GM Quietly Drops Hybrid Pickups; Are SUVs Next?

GM's full-size hybrid pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid, for much of the time they've been on sale, have offered the highest gas mileage of any... read more December 18, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM To Concentrate On Plug-In Electric Cars, Downplay Hybrids

General Motors has narrowed its portfolio of future technologies, and will focus on plug-in and electric vehicles over the coming years. The company will build on the success... read more November 15, 2012 by  17


 
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


 
Silverado Hybrid Badge

GM May Kill Two-Mode Hybrid Pickups, SUVs: Report

"We can't provide you with any information related to future product technologies or timing." That's the standard response from carmakers--in this case, from Kevin Kelly... read more September 11, 2012 by  5


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2013 Chevy Volt Production To Halt For 4 Weeks From Mid-September

Yesterday, Automotive News (subscription required) reported the news that the Detroit Hamtramck facility, where the 2013 Chevrolet Volt is made, is to pause production of the... read more August 28, 2012 by  8


 
Envia Battery Technology

GM CEO: Electric Car With 200-Mile Range Within 4 Years Possible

In the world of plug-in cars, making an affordable car with a range equal to that of a conventional gasoline car is something of a Holy Grail. According to General Motors CEO... read more August 10, 2012 by  58


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

2013 Chevrolet Volt: Already At Dealers (If You’re Lucky)

Sometimes, automakers mark the switch between one model year and the next with some pomp and ceremony, especially if the new model year is significantly better than the... read more July 24, 2012 by  15


 
Volt Line Director Tony Posawatz

Tony Posawatz, Chevy Volt Product Line Director, Retires From GM

The Chevrolet Volt electric car, now in its third model year, has survived the bankruptcy and government-led restructuring of General Motors, politically motivated attacks on... read more June 29, 2012 by  6


 
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