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Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last week, Tesla briefly passed General Motors to become the most valuable U.S. automaker by market capitalization. It had passed... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
Section of 2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

Is 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover the next plug-in hybrid for luxury brand?

Spy shots are continually fascinating, for both future buyers and auto journalists. They can reveal hints about the shapes, design aspects, and powertrains of vehicles that... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco

GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

The Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the Bolt... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

GM, Honda set up joint fuel-cell manufacturing plant, 2020 production goal

Battery-electric cars are being delivered in volume today, but planned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major automakers are on a more gradual timeframe. This morning... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S

Donald Trump owned two American cars; one was a Tesla

Electric cars have the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but that does not seem to be a priority for President-elect Donald Trump. He has suggested that... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
GM Electrovan fuel-cell prototype, 1966

Hydrogen cars celebrate half a century; have they made a difference?

Electric cars are virtually as old as the auto industry, but hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are not. In fact, exactly fifty years ago this month, GM showed off the first one... read more October 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: here's what can go wrong for electric-car pioneer

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car. It will beat planned... read more September 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV had a fast and unusual development process. General Motors partnered closely with Korean electronics firm LG, whose LG Chem subsidiary provided its... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

Over the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. Could these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Tesla Model 3 depositors vs Chevy Bolt EV: sea change or double standard?

More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won't get for two years, if not considerably longer than that. Which... read more April 8, 2016 by


 

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