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General Motors Invests in Electric Bus Firm With Rapid Charger Tech

General Motors Invests in Electric Bus Firm With Rapid Charger Tech

You’d think that General Motors already had a pretty impressive grasp of the electric vehicle market with its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, but the automaker announced today that its investment arm was providing part of the capital in a joint $30 million venture investment in a company that makes... read more

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

DoE's Chu Hopes Chrysler Can Play With Big Kids, Get Loans At Last

Well, looks like Chrysler is getting closer to playing with the big kids at last. The back-from-bankruptcy third U.S. automaker, now effectively controlled by Italy's Fiat... read more May 17, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Sun Shines on GM’s New Solar Panels at Chevy Volt Factory

You hardly need us to tell you that there’s been an ongoing race to become the king of plug-in vehicles between Nissan and General Motors ever since the two firms... read more May 12, 2011 by  1


 
Buick Envision Concept

Buick Envision Concept: Plug-In Hybrid SUV From Shanghai

The guessing games continue, with General Motors releasing more details about its Buick Envision concept car that give tantalizing hints of a concept stuffed with technology... read more April 18, 2011 by 


 
EcoCAR2 teams will modify a Chevrolet Malibu. (PRNewsFoto/Argonne National Lab, Roy Feldman)

EcoCar2 Will Challenge College Teams To Build Greener Cars

The winning team for the third and final year of the first EcoCar Challenge has yet to be announced, but the next three-year competition has already been unveiled. On... read more April 15, 2011 by  1


 
Shell Hydrogen Station in Reykjavik Iceland

Can Urine Rescue Hydrogen-Powered Cars?

It's been a rough couple of years for cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. As the drums beat louder for electric cars--the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan's upcoming EV, and... read more March 30, 2011 by  44


 
2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

What's Good For GM Is...Good For The Environment?

We asked last year if the new GM would be a cleantech play. It’s looking more and more like that’s the case. Yesterday, the company announced it would be rolling... read more February 9, 2011 by 


 
OnStar utility grid

Video: OnStar Previews New Energy Management Tools For EV Owners

As electric cars start to trickle into the market and public charging infrastructure grows, their drivers will need to know the best times to charge, the best places to... read more February 4, 2011 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Choice Of Electric-Car Battery Size? GM Investment May Make It Real

A recent investment by General Motors in a new lithium-ion battery cathode technology will give the automaker more pricing options for future generation electric vehicles. It... read more January 31, 2011 by  6


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Bets On Cheaper Electric-Car Batteries With Envia, Invests $17 Million

Riding high on a bout of good press of its Chevy Volt, GM is putting $7 million into its next big bet on electric cars: cheaper, higher-energy batteries. In his state of the... read more January 28, 2011 by  7


 
GM Logo

GM Says More Government Money Not Needed--Though Rivals Took It

Well, give them credit for resolve, anyway. General Motors said today it was withdrawing its applications to the U.S. Department of Energy for $14.4 billion of low-interest... read more January 27, 2011 by  8


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Actually, no--fairly recently and not so far from home, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory patented a... read more January 12, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt Electric: North American Car of the Year

It's been quite a year for the 2011 Chevy Volt, GM's range-extended electric car that went on sale last month. It garnered a slew of awards from various car magazines and... read more January 10, 2011 by  1


 
1999 GM (Specialty Vehicles) EV1

GM EV1 Gets Another Shot At Smithsonian, 4 Years On

If General Motors' EV1 had featured in the Disney Pixar animated film Cars, we can't imagine it would have been the happiest of characters. It might well have spent a little... read more December 30, 2010 by  3


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Chevy's Got the Volt; Will Cadillac Be GM's Hybrid Leader?

Among car buyers, none of the four surviving General Motors brands are really associated with hybrid vehicles. Now that customer deliveries have started for the 2011... read more December 23, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show

Volt-Based 'Amp' Due In Detroit: Wise Move By Chevrolet?

The Voltec powetrain used in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt has never been meant for just the one vehicle. Restricting a new technology developed at great expense to a single niche... read more December 17, 2010 by  7


 
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