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GM Confirms Electric-Car Name Will Be 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM Confirms Electric-Car Name Will Be 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Well, they did it. General Motors confirmed yesterday that its upcoming 200-mile battery-electric car will be named the Chevrolet Bolt EV. That's Bolt-with-a-B, not Volt-with-a-V. The Volt-with-a-V is Chevy's now-established plug-in hybrid compact hatchback. DON'T MISS: Why 'Bolt' Is A Really... read more

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2016 Cadillac ELR

2016 Cadillac ELR: More Performance, More Range, Lower Price

The specifications of the updated 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car were released this morning, and one big question has been answered. The luxury coupe will not... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet's chief global marketing officer, Tim... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

Electric-Car Battery Costs, 40-MPG Surprise, 11-Speed Automatic: Today's Car News

We look at sales figures for a surprisingly popular fuel-efficient small car, analyze cost declines in electric-car batteries, and suggest why the European and Asian idea of... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Patent For 11-Speed Automatic: Transmission Wars Escalate

Time was that the most gears you could get in an automatic transmission was three or four. Then came five- and six-speed automatics, which are now pretty much the standard... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain]... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack cutaway

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there's data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Which 40-MPG Small Car Outsells Prius V And Ford C-Max Some Months?

When it comes to getting the highest fuel efficiency, there's something to be said about buying the smallest car possible, and driving it with care. That alone can yield... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback

BMW i5 Report, Accord Hybrid Relocates, More Efficient Camaros: Today's Car News

Welcome back to another week of Green Car Reports. Today we dive into why an upcoming BMW plug-in hybrid may be more important than people appreciate. Also, we look at a... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 4-Series 4-door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe Grille

BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid Production Relocates From Ohio To Japan

The topic of the press release issued late last Wednesday was not the sort of thing to set green-car fans' hearts racing: "Statement...Re: North American Production... read more April 13, 2015 by 


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

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV To Be Sold At Retail In Canada

It may not have too many more years to live, but the Chevrolet Spark EV will be sold in some new markets starting with the 2016 model year: three Canadian provinces. While... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
Mexico Flag

Cross-Border Carbon: Mexico Sets Limit On Climate-Change Emissions

Mexico is officially joining the cadre of nations seeking to limit climate change, with a formal promise to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. The country is one of the first... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500e

Third Recall For Fiat 500e: 5,600 Electric Cars To Be Checked For Software Fault

Roughly 5,600 Fiat 500e electric cars will be recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to fix a potential software problem with the cars' Limp Home mode. In a notice issued... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 

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