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GM Battery Lab Explosion Attributed To Gases From A123 Cells

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 Warren Technical Center contained lithium-ion cells from battery maker A123 Systems. The Chevrolet Spark EV is the only GM... read more

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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

2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

GM Offers Loan Cars To Chevy Volt Customers While Crash Fires Are Investigated

A few weeks ago we told you about a 2011 Chevrolet Volt which had caught fire in a storage yard three weeks after it was subjected to an official National Highway Traffic... read more November 28, 2011 by  7

2012 Cadillac SRX

Cadillac Seriously Considers Producing Clean Diesel Engines, Possibly For U.S.

When it comes to large luxury sedans and SUVs, many car buyers are now choosing to swap high-capacity gasoline engines for the latest generation of high-mileage, clean-diesel... read more November 28, 2011 by  1

2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Exec Confirms 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Plug-In Hybrid Model

The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is an important car for General Motors. It's hugely outselling its lackluster predecessor, the Chevy Cobalt, and the EPA rates the special... read more November 28, 2011 by  9

'Revenge of the Electric Car' movie: Elon Musk and Bob Lutz

Tesla's Elon Musk, GM's Bob Lutz To Appear On 'Charlie Rose' Tonight

They're both featured in Revenge of the Electric Car, the documentary that's now in limited release across the country, so it makes sense they'd be doing media together. The... read more November 9, 2011 by  2

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011

Where Will Chevy Spark EV Be Built? Maybe It's Michigan?

Two weeks ago, Chevrolet unveiled its 2013 Spark minicar and confirmed that it would offer a Spark EV all-electric model--a story GreenCarReports broke the night before. But... read more October 25, 2011 by  4

GM's 'Stop pedaling, start driving' ad.

GM Takes Heat For 'Stop Pedaling, Start Driving' College Ads

GM uses a fairly effective visual to promote its college discount in recent ads. A beautiful co-ed (for our younger readers, that means a female student), sitting in the... read more October 12, 2011 by  4

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Solid State Electric Car Batteries Still 10 Years Away

Solid state batteries could be seen as everything we're looking for from an electric car battery, improving on all the fundamental characteristics needed for electric... read more September 26, 2011 by  7

Chevrolet Sail Electric Concept Vehicle

GM To Develop Electric Cars In China With SAIC, Longtime Partner

Maybe you can beat 'em and join 'em at the same time? That may be what General Motors is hoping with its announcement this morning that it would develop electric cars with... read more September 20, 2011 by  14

Chevrolet Volt arrives in China for use at World Expo 2010 Shanghai

China Wants Volt's Electric-Car Secrets; GM Says No; Tug Of War Ensues

It's been the official policy of the Chinese government-industrial complex for a while now that the country wants to dominate the electric-car business. While only a handful... read more September 8, 2011 by  8

2011 Chevrolet Volt

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... read more September 2, 2011 by  90

GM CEO Dan Akerson & Juno Cho, COO of LG Corp., agree to cooperate on future electric vehicles

GM's LG Electric-Car Deal Goals: Cheaper, Faster, Less Risky

General Motors has been on a roll with electric-car news of late. It said it would build the well-received Converj concept car as the Cadillac ELR; it cut a deal with A123... read more August 25, 2011 by  19

2011 Chevy Cruze EV

GM, LG Group To Design, Engineer (Unspecified) Electric Cars Together

General Motors announced this morning that it would jointly design and engineer "future electric vehicles" with Korea's LG Group, in a statement that raised more questions... read more August 25, 2011 by  0

Cadillac Ciel four-seat convertible concept launch in Carmel, California, Aug 2011

Cadillac Ciel Concept: GM's Next Hybrid, Maybe, Or Not? (Updated)

Last night at an event before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, Cailfornia, Cadillac unveiled its Ciel concept car, which it calls "an open-air grand touring... read more August 19, 2011 by  1

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


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