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

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 innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes wireless battery charging. In the words of GM's own press release: The new... read more

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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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BMW To Dump GM, Chooses Toyota As Fuel-Cell, Hybrid Partner?

It's hard to keep things secret in the auto industry. So when Bloomberg reported yesterday that German luxury maker BMW had broken off talks with General Motors on joint... read more June 28, 2012 by  1


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

GM Battery Lab Explosion Attributed To Gases From A123 Cells

UPDATE, Thu, April 12, 11:15 am: The Detroit News quotes an unnamed source this morning as saying that the battery pack being tested that caused yesterday's explosion at GM's... read more April 12, 2012 by  19


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM: We’ll Replace Chevrolet Volt 120-Volt Charging Units

General Motors announced yesterday that it would replace the 120-Volt charging unit provided with every Chevrolet Volt, to provide what GM spokesman Randy Fox called a "more... read more March 23, 2012 by  9


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson at the Volt battery fires hearing

GM CEO Akerson: We're Staying The Course On The Chevy Volt

If the Chevy Volt is a sales failure, you'd never know it from the guy who runs General Motors. At a meeting of Volt owners in San Francisco yesterday, GM's CEO Dan Akerson... read more March 8, 2012 by  23


 
2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

What's Wrong With Chevy Volt Ads & How To Fix Them

People are rarely lukewarm about the Chevrolet Volt. Like health-care reform or pajama jeans, the Volt inspires love, loathing, and little in-between. That hasn't exactly... read more February 7, 2012 by  13


 
Saab EV-1 Experimental Vehicle

Rare EV-1 Up For Sale, But It Isn't An Electric Car

Earlier today, our colleagues over at MotorAuthority told us about a collection of over 100 rare cars going under the hammer in Sweden. Among them, a complete EV-1. Complete... read more January 17, 2012 by  0


 
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