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Remember GM's Autonomous Pod Cars? GPS Has To Catch Up First

Remember GM's Autonomous Pod Cars? GPS Has To Catch Up First

We've always been intrigued by the EN-V autonomous pod cars proposed by General Motors. Maybe they harken back to the happy futurism of the Fifties, or maybe it's just that they're the first total reinvention of wheeled personal transit in quite a while that makes inherent sense. Prototyped more... read more

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2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

First A Diesel, Now GM To Work On Natural-Gas Cars For U.S. (Report)

General Motors makes a lot of vehicles globally. And despite all the publicity around its 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, most of them run on gasoline. Now, GM has agreed... read more July 6, 2011 by  1


 
Chevrolet Beat EV electric vehicle with GM executives, India, June 2011

Chevy Shows Fourth Electric-Car Project: Beat EV Minicar In India

Right now, the sole plug-in vehicle you can buy from Chevrolet--or indeed all of General Motors--is the 2011 Volt range-extended electric car. But that doesn't mean GM isn't... read more June 24, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Will GM's 2011 Chevy Volt Evolve Or Become A Costly Dead End?

While the 2011 Chevy Volt will find its way to between 10,000 and 15,000 U.S. buyers, that's far from enough volume to make any car a production success--or to make it... read more June 20, 2011 by  11


 
Proterra Electric Bus, photo by Jeromy Robert (www.jeromyrobert.com)

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... read more June 13, 2011 by  4


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy... read more June 7, 2011 by  19


 
2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo

What Really Killed The Cadillac SRX Plug-In? It's Complicated

When a major automaker cancels an innovative plug-in hybrid vehicle program, that's big news. If it's General Motors, that goes double, given the politics that continue to... read more June 3, 2011 by  3


 
2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo

Weak Battery Explains Death Of Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid

Well, now we know a little more about why the Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid project was killed by its development team at General Motors. The culprit, according to... read more June 2, 2011 by  6


 
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


 
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