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

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 which maker, remains open--though the likely suspects are Nissan, Tesla, and General Motors, with BMW as a long-shot outsider... read more

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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 


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
Envia Battery Technology

Envia's High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs. Now, Envia Systems--one company that gained much public attention by promising such a... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
GM EV1 and Tesla Model S electric cars, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Oct 2013

GM EV1 & Tesla Model S: Looking At 20 Years Of Electric Cars

Last week, we were struck by a single photo that captured electric cars across two decades. The image, showing a GM EV1 and a Tesla Model S on the Worcester Polytechnic... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

GM Gets New Partner For Fuel-Cell Vehicle Research: U.S. Army

Could your first fuel-cell car actually be a tank? General Motors announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Is Tesla Motors Really Worth Almost Half The Value Of GM?

Discussions of Tesla Motors sometimes seem couched in the terms of a religious tale: Tesla as David vs General Motors in the Goliath role. One company is the plucky Silicon... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Development: Academic Study Published

The development of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was so complex that it's now become fodder for a research paper. The 29-page paper by Presidio Graduate... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
Dan Akerson

GM CEO: Cadillac To Take On Tesla, One Day--With Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, Perhaps?

It looks like the success of the Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan may be starting to get under GM's skin. CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News that General Motors... read more September 21, 2013 by 


 
GM EV1 electric car at Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri [photo: Jalopnik/Joel Johnson]

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It's been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of... read more August 9, 2013 by  43


 
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