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Chevy, Nissan Reveal Second-Life Uses For Electric-Car Batteries

Chevy, Nissan Reveal Second-Life Uses For Electric-Car Batteries

It's one of the most common questions about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after the car is junked? Do they just get thrown away? Will any of them be recycled? What happens to their components? The answer is electric-car batteries will largely be recycled--but that they will have... read more

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2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by


 
EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the... read more April 13, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt Concept  -  2015 Detroit Auto Show live photos

GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. That's not something... read more March 29, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark teaser

2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New York Auto Show Debut

The current Chevrolet Spark. launched in North America for 2013, has been a sales success for General Motors. The company has sold more than 1 million units of the stylish... read more March 11, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox: Updated SUV Unveiled At 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The 2015 Trax may be the new kid on the block, but Chevrolet isn't completely ignoring its next-smallest crossover. Debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Chevrolet... read more February 12, 2015 by


 
Subaru LinearTronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)

GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

Most car buyers don't think a lot about transmissions. In the U.S., more than 9 out of 10 of them opt for an automatic, and that's that. But transmission technology turns out... read more January 30, 2015 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2011-2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchbacks Struts To Be Replaced For 'Customer Satisfaction'

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 through 2014 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars, but only as a matter of "customer satisfaction." In the affected cars, the... read more January 28, 2015 by


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

GM Lauds Greenest Dealers, Shares Best Practices For Cutting Energy Use

As cars get greener, the environmental impact of the infrastructure used to sell them is getting increased attention. Making dealerships greener can not only lower the... read more January 26, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video & Photos)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra had hoped to have a Steve Jobs moment this morning, but news about the Chevrolet Bolt Concept for a 200-mile electric car leaked late Friday... read more January 12, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peek for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

Will The 2016 Chevy Volt Be A 'Mass-Market' Electric Car? Should It Be?

While battery-electric cars are pretty simple in concept, it's often much harder for auto marketers to explain the benefits of range-extended electrics and plug-in hybrids... read more January 4, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Use New 1.5-Liter Four As Range Extender Engine

Later today, details about the powertrain of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be released when GM CEO Mary Barra speaks to the Detroit Economic Club. But a GM press release... read more October 28, 2014 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in... read more October 14, 2014 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax Crossover: Price To Start At $21,000

General Motors has released prices for the 2015 Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover. Based on the Chevrolet Sonic--and essentially a lower-cost twin of the Buick Encore--the... read more October 3, 2014 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Tesla A 'Fringe Brand': Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz (Video)

When an unknown automotive startup from Silicon Valley unveiled an all-electric sports car with supercar performance back in 2006, the shock was enough to make industry giant... read more September 26, 2014 by


 

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