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Volt-Based 'Amp' Due In Detroit: Wise Move By Chevrolet?

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 vehicle makes poor economic sense. The prediction by Car and Driver of a Volt-based Chevrolet Amp, thought to be close in... read more

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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


 
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  0


 
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


 
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