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Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Actually, no--fairly recently and not so far from home, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory patented a battery technology known as nickel manganese cobalt (NMC). Discovering and patenting new battery technology in an era so... read more

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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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 
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