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GM Riles CA Electric-Car World (Again) Over AB475 'Charger Sharing' Ban

GM Riles CA Electric-Car World (Again) Over AB475 'Charger Sharing' Ban

California's electric-car advocates are often "true believers," and they can be single-minded in the pursuit of what they believe is right. But the nuts-and-bolts experience they've gained during the state's 15 years of electric-car use can be invaluable--which is why policy-makers and car... read more

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2010 GM EN-V Concept

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... read more August 15, 2011 by  0


 
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell with mobile refueler

Fuel-Cell Vehicles Are Likely Coming (A Few): Who's Winning?

We're on record with the analysis that electric-car production will far, far outweigh that of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles built over the next decade, and perhaps longer... read more August 12, 2011 by  42


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

A123 Gets Lithium-Cell Deal For Unspecified GM Electric Car

Another shoe dropped today, revealing one more little piece of General Motors' electric-car strategy. GM said this morning it had awarded a production contract for... read more August 11, 2011 by  1


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

A New Life On The Grid For Tired Chevy Volt Battery Packs?

The lithium-ion battery pack in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is backed by an eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty. The engineers behind its development will be the first to tell you... read more July 21, 2011 by  5


 
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  0


 
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


 

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