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Europe's emission limits, small cars far from global mainstream: is this why GM sold Opel?

Europe's emission limits, small cars far from global mainstream: is this why GM sold Opel?

At the 2017 Geneva auto show, General Motors announced the sale of its entire European operations—comprising factories and the Opel and Vauxhall brands—to PSA Peugeot Citroën. German Opel and its British Vauxhall sibling have represented GM's main presence in Europe for decades... read more

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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


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

How GM plans to market Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, Bolt EV electric car

Hybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone. But explaining plug-in hybrids to car... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 eAssist

Chevy, GMC V-8 Pickups Get 20 MPG With $500 eAssist Mild Hybrid Option

The eAssist mild hybrid system is dead, long live the eAssist mild hybrid system? With continually rising corporate average fuel economy levels required through 2025, General... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9... read more February 10, 2016 by


 

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