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2011 Chevy Volt Investment: How Does This Differ From the EV1?

2011 Chevy Volt Investment: How Does This Differ From the EV1?

Another day, another announcement in the series of carefully timed press releases on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car. In this case, it's the news that GM's investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant where the Volt will be built totals $336 million. General Motors says that sum... read more

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2009 Fisker Karma

Fisker Buying Delaware Plant To Build Midsize 2012 Plug-In Hybrid

At 10 am tomorrow morning, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce that Fisker Automotive will buy the closed General Motors factory in Wilmington, Delaware, his... read more October 26, 2009 by  2

2005 Toyota Echo

Top 5 Best Used Small/Compact Cars

Looking for an affordable, yet reliable small or compact used car? Get ready to do some research on your own, but first take a look at the results from Consumer Reports. The... read more October 20, 2009 by  3

GM Recycling

Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

When you think of a brand-new, gleaming, 2010 model car rolling out of your driveway, what materials come to mind? Steel, chrome, soft-touch interior plastics, maybe even... read more October 19, 2009 by  5

GM E85 presentation

Flex-Fuel Future: Cars Are Coming, But Where's the Fuel?

We don't hear so much about ethanol these days, now that gasoline is back down to $2.50 a gallon. But we still get e-mails, so here's a post to answer the question: What's... read more October 16, 2009 by  7

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Preview: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

We've known for a while that BMW would launch its first hybrid this year, and now we know when: The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will reach dealers this December. We'll be... read more October 12, 2009 by 

2011 Chevrolet Volt

MPG Follies, Or, Why Electric Cars Can't Get 367 MPG. Sheesh.

One of our most popular posts in August was a piece that broke down how General Motors projected a fuel efficiency of 230 miles per gallon in the city for its 2011 Chevrolet... read more October 2, 2009 by  6

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GM's Electric Car Guru Resigns

Bob Kruse, who formulated General Motors' long-term electric vehicle plans and whose team helped develop the Chevy Volt, has resigned, ending his 31-year career with the... read more September 30, 2009 by  2

Aptera 2e Production Design

Final Aptera 2e Styling Leaked, We Drive the Electric 3-Wheeler

To green-car fans, the idea of an ultra-aerodynamic electric two-seater sounds pretty familiar, right? Think the late, lamented EV1 from General Motors, subject of the... read more September 28, 2009 by  7

2010 Toyota Prius with chief engineer Akihiko Otsuka, at right

Coming Up: Toyota Prius To Be Sold In Multiple Body Styles

Since it was launched in 1997 in Japan, and 2000 in the US, the Toyota Prius has only been sold as a single body style. From 1997 to 2003, it was a subcompact four-door... read more September 18, 2009 by  2

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

• What is it?: The first-ever hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz sedan • The basics: All the S-Class virtues, much better gas mileage • On sale: This fall •... read more September 18, 2009 by  2

Mercedes-Benz E-Cell Plus extended-range electric car, Frankfurt Motor Show, 2009

GreenCarReports: 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage

It's time: the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show is upon us, and High Gear Media is live at the biggest, hottest Messe in the world to bring you the latest on green cars, diesels... read more September 14, 2009 by 

General Motors' mysterious 230 logo

August's Most Popular Green Car Posts: What About That 230 MPG?

We usually recap our five most popular posts on at the end of every month. We're a bit late for August but, hey, we had a long Labor Day too ... now we're... read more September 9, 2009 by 

2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Planning Hybrid Kizashi For 2011

According to the Japanese publication, Nikkei, Suzuki may be planning a hybrid version of their upcoming Kizashi sedan for 2011. The recently unveiled Kizashi will compete in... read more August 17, 2009 by  2

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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Talk About Limited Production ...

If you're one of the tens of thousands of green car fans excited about the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car, start making nice to your local Chevy dealer... read more August 12, 2009 by  2

GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept

GM's 'Bare Necessities' Concept: How Little Car Do You Want?

Among the many vehicles shown, described, or teased at this morning's big General Motors press briefing was this unusual green concept from GM Labs, called 'Bare... read more August 11, 2009 by  9


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