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

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 over the next two years to focus exclusively on developing and expanding its work in electric-drive vehicles, everything from... read more

December 3, 2010 by  - 5
 
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 


 
Jay Leno

2011 Chevy Volt Doesn't Impress Leno; World Yawns, Ignores Him

Talk-show host and comedian Jay Leno has long been known as a car fan and collector. And car companies often play nice with him to get their products onto his show. While GM... read more July 19, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Remember the 2011 Chevrolet Volt's 230-MPG Claim? Forget It.

Almost a year ago, General Motors launched a little marketing campaign connecting its 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car to the figure "230 mpg." As we pointed... read more July 16, 2010 by  1


 
2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid

Two-Mode Hybrid System: GM's Larry Nitz on Lessons Learned

The Two-Mode Hybrid system for large sport utilities and trucks hasn't exactly set the world on fire. In 2006, General Motors, Daimler and Chrysler (then a single company)... read more June 15, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

GM Sells 570 Hybrid Pickups To Phone Company, Jubilation Ensues

Last year, General Motors sold about 7,200 of its full-size hybrid SUVs--but just 1,600 hybrid pickup trucks using the same system. So the company took the unusual step last... read more June 8, 2010 by  5


 
GM logo, with cash

GM Launches Venture Arm To Keep Up With Automotive Tech

Cars are quickly become the new connected devices. Equipped with voice-command, streaming media centers, navigation displays and more, the newest line of vehicles out of... read more June 5, 2010 by 


 
Replaceable cartridge oil filter used in Ecotec engines fitted to 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevy Cruze Green Oil Filter: Everything Old Is New Again

Sometimes a "new" green idea is actually just the way we used to do things, before disposability and convenience became primary consumer values. Consider the "cartridge... read more May 13, 2010 by  3


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

2011 Chevy Volt Marketing Theme Emerges: An EV for Road Trips

GM has been talking about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt for three and a half years now. After absorbing an enormous amount of Volt propaganda, we've learned that subtle shifts in... read more May 5, 2010 by  10


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Covering Electric Cars: Is It Really THAT Hard For the Media?

If you pay attention to the so-called mainstream media, you could be forgiven for thinking that electric vehicles are alien technology, rather than cars with plugs. Though... read more May 5, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Chevrolet Silverado

GM To Invest $890 Million In Making Its V-8 Engines Save Gas

Going green on the road may involve smaller engines, electric cars, and clean diesels, but it also requires making all engines far more fuel efficient. To that end, General... read more April 27, 2010 by  4


 
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