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

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 union address yesterday, President Obama called for the U.S. to be the first country to put one million electric cars on the... read more

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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


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

2011 Chevrolet Volt Rolls Down The Production Line [Video]

We've already taken a behind-the-scenes look at how the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car is produced with a "how it's made" video at the maker's Oppama factory in Japan. Now... read more December 6, 2010 by 


 
General Motors EN-V autonomous electric two-seat concept, 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Video: GM's Two-Seat Autonomous Electric EN-V Spins Into Action

To comply with upcoming gas mileage rules, automakers will launch appealing and economical compact or subcompact cars in the U.S. market over the coming years. But car... read more December 6, 2010 by  1


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

GM Doubles Down on Electric Cars, Will Hire 1,000 Engineers For Them

It doesn't really matter whether GM sells the first Chevrolet Volt electric cars at a loss or not. The company announced yesterday that it plans to hire 1,000 new engineers... read more December 3, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Confirms, Yes, We're Losing Money on Every Volt We Build

Doug Parks, vehicle line executive for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, GM's range-extended electric vehicle, confirmed Tuesday that the company loses money on every Volt it sells... read more December 2, 2010 by  34


 
wind farm

GM Looks Local For $40M Carbon-Reduction Initiative

General Motors [NYSE: GM] stock might be up for initial public offering today under the same stock symbol as before, but the company is trying hard to show that it's not the... read more November 18, 2010 by 


 
Buick eAssist Hybrid Technology

GM Mild Hybrids: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has gotten all the attention lately, including a narrow second-place finish in our GreenCarReports 2011 Best Car To Buy award, but General Motors also... read more November 16, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Chevrolet New Sail, sold in China

GM To Show All-Electric Car Next Year...In India, Not Here

While General Motors is focusing its U.S. electric-drive efforts solely on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, a range-extended electric car, elsewhere in the world it's experimenting... read more October 29, 2010 by  3


 
GM and SAIC transmission

GM To Develop Compact Engine And Dual Clutch Transmission With SAIC

General Motors is calling on Chinese partner SAIC to help develop a new downsized gasoline engine family and an advanced dual clutch transmission, one of the first major... read more August 18, 2010 by  1


 
Bright IDEA plug-in hybrid delivery van, prototype

Not-A-Big-Surprise Dept: Bright Confirms Switch to GM Engines

When GM Ventures announced it would invest an unspecified amount of money into startup hybrid truck-maker Bright Automotive, several of us noted that the prototype Bright... read more August 17, 2010 by 


 
2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

GM Confirms Return Of Mild Hybrid Models In 2011

With the demise of Saturn, GM was left with only one model featuring its mild hybrid system, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedan, but sadly even that green vehicle was... read more August 4, 2010 by 


 
Bright IDEA plug-in hybrid delivery van, prototype

GM Invests In Plug-In Hybrid Truckmaker Bright Automotive

General Motors announced today that it will invest in startup Bright Automotive, which hopes to start final production engineering of its Idea plug-in hybrid delivery van... read more August 3, 2010 by 


 
2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Air Vents

GM Greens Its Auto ACs With Greenhouse-Gas-Friendly Coolant

Among the many substances emitted by autos back in the "good old days" were the refrigerant gases that would leak from older auto air conditioners. Freon, also known as R-12... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
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