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

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 Idea delivery van used an 2.0-liter engine and transmission from a Dodge Caliber. The announcement two weeks ago from General... read more

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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


 
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


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Special Brands for Small Turbo Engines: GM To Follow Ford?

Used to be that turbos were used in performance cars, from the Saab Turbos of the late Seventies to BMW's current range of twin-turbo sixes. These days, the little air pumps... read more April 20, 2010 by  1


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

First 2011 Chevrolet Volt Rolls Off the Line, But Not For Sale

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt took another step last week in its long and highly publicized gestation, with the first complete vehicle rolling off the production line at GM's... read more April 2, 2010 by  2


 
2010 GM EN-V Concept

GM's Future City-Car Vision: Autonomous, Electric, Two-Wheeler

What does personal transportation look like in a new century, when more than 60 percent of the world's citizens live in cities and the number of vehicles on the globe could... read more March 24, 2010 by  4


 
2009 dodge ram pickup 001

Chrysler Kills Ram Two-Mode Hybrid Pickup Truck After All

The big green car news from Chrysler yesterday was its announcement that it would build an electric version of the Fiat 500 mini-car for the U.S. market. Win one, lose one... read more March 23, 2010 by  0


 
Denise Gray, director of global battery systems engineering, General Motors

BREAKING: GM Battery Czar Denise Gray Leaves Volt Team For California Startup

A key member of the small team brought together four years ago to create the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car is unexpectedly leaving General Motors. Denise Gray, director of... read more February 24, 2010 by  27


 
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT

2010 Detroit Auto Show: Lutz Lays Out (Some) GM Plug-In Plans

Cleaning up a few odds and ends from last week's 2010 Detroit Auto Show brings us to General Motors' future product plans for plug-in hybrids. In the crush of reporters... read more January 22, 2010 by  0


 

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