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Is The 2016 Chevy Volt GM's Future Hybrid System In Disguise?

Is The 2016 Chevy Volt GM's Future Hybrid System In Disguise?

At 50 miles, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt offers the longest range of any plug-in hybrid (though the range-extended BMW i3 electric car is rated at 72 miles). Announced this week at the Detroit Auto Show, following an October technical briefing, the technology in the new Volt may turn out to hold some... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Tesla A 'Fringe Brand': Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz (Video)

When an unknown automotive startup from Silicon Valley unveiled an all-electric sports car with supercar performance back in 2006, the shock was enough to make industry giant... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

Electric power is only one part of the Chevrolet Volt equation. While it's a part that covers two thirds of all Volt miles driven, the other third is handled by its... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt and Spark EV with Sen. Debbie Stabenow as GM expands Global Battery Systems Lab, Sep 2013

Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

Let's say your company builds a crucial, high-volume component for advanced-technology vehicles. Suppose it emerged this week that you've now got contracts to supply two of... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac  ELR

Cadillac ELR Not A Tesla Competitor, GM Exec Acknowledges

Mark Reuss, the head of global product development for General Motors, has acknowledged that GM may not have a vehicle that competes directly with the Tesla Model S electric... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car: Only Current GM Model NOT Recalled This Year

The current 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth year, will be the last of its generation before a revised and updated 2016 Volt is unveiled next January and goes on sale... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt teaser image, with GM marketing chief Tim Mahoney, Aug 2014

Marketing For 2016 Chevy Volt To Be Rethought, Use Owners As Evangelists

It's no secret among owners of the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car that the innovative car's advertising and marketing has been muddled at best. Now, with a new 2016... read more August 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt To Get More Efficient, Less Expensive Inverter

General Motors is still hard at work behind the scenes on the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. We won't know full details of the car for some time, but one upgrade it's likely... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

Sometimes memories are short. Electric-car advocates often forget that it took seven years from the first Toyota Prius hybrid, launched in Japan in 1997, until sales of the... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
New GM Ecotec engines introduced for 2015 cars

GM's New 3- And 4-Cylinder Engines Face Off Against Ford, VW

Yesterday's announcement by General Motors that it would launch a new line of three- and four-cylinder Ecotec engines for better fuel economy was short on some details... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

GM Pickups To Have Aluminum Bodies Too, But Four Years Behind Ford

It's long been known that aluminum is an effective way of reducing the weight of vehicles, but Ford's adoption of the metal for its 2015 F-150 truck has finally spurred... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

The suggestion hit the day before Christmas: Analyst Yra Harris of Praxis Trading predicted in a CNBC interview that General Motors might buy Tesla Motors sometime in 2014... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
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