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Animation Shows Chevy Volt Crash Safety Updates: Video

Animation Shows Chevy Volt Crash Safety Updates: Video

Yesterday, General Motors announced a Customer Satisfaction Program for all assembled Chevy Volt sedans, aimed at strengthening the battery compartment to prevent coolant leaks in the event of a side impact. Such a coolant leak, created during NHTSA side-impact testing, resulted in the much... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

Today's Volt Update: GM Buyback, Owners Rally, Sales Goal Unmet

Phew. Yesterday was quite a day indeed in Chevy Volt land. A bevy of news items hit the wires, following Monday's offer of loaner cars to Volt owners who weren't comfortable... read more December 2, 2011 by  10


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma Electric-Car Production Ramps Up, But Slowly

Every carmaker ramps up production on a new vehicle slowly. So Fisker Automotive struck back at the thesis of a GigaOm article yesterday that suggested the company was... read more November 10, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2012 Tesla Model S To Use Panasonic Lithium-Ion Battery Cells

Well, this one's not a big shock: Tesla Motors announced yesterday that its 2012 Model S electric sport sedan would use Panasonic lithium-ion cells in its battery pack... read more October 12, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Solid State Electric Car Batteries Still 10 Years Away

Solid state batteries could be seen as everything we're looking for from an electric car battery, improving on all the fundamental characteristics needed for electric... read more September 26, 2011 by  7


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

What's Best For Old Electric-Car Batteries: Reuse Or Recycling?

A common misconception of electric cars and hybrid vehicles is that at the end of a short battery life, the remainder is dumped in landfill and contributes ever more... read more September 9, 2011 by  4


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson & Juno Cho, COO of LG Corp., agree to cooperate on future electric vehicles

GM's LG Electric-Car Deal Goals: Cheaper, Faster, Less Risky

General Motors has been on a roll with electric-car news of late. It said it would build the well-received Converj concept car as the Cadillac ELR; it cut a deal with A123... read more August 25, 2011 by  19


 
2011 Chevy Cruze EV

GM, LG Group To Design, Engineer (Unspecified) Electric Cars Together

General Motors announced this morning that it would jointly design and engineer "future electric vehicles" with Korea's LG Group, in a statement that raised more questions... read more August 25, 2011 by  0


 
GM Battery Lab, Warren Technical Center

A123 Gets Lithium-Cell Deal For Unspecified GM Electric Car

Another shoe dropped today, revealing one more little piece of General Motors' electric-car strategy. GM said this morning it had awarded a production contract for... read more August 11, 2011 by  1


 
Bolivian Lithium Mine

Ford, U of M: “There’s Enough Lithium To Power Electric Cars Until 2100”

As electric vehicles become more widely available, we’ve heard some pretty large horror stories detailing that the world’s supply of lithium - used in most modern... read more August 10, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car x-ray image

2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Car: X-Ray Cutaway Shows Layout

Here's a view of a car you've probably not seen before, though it may be familiar to you if you've ever been in the hospital. The image above shows the 2012 Mitsubishi i... read more July 27, 2011 by  5


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

A New Life On The Grid For Tired Chevy Volt Battery Packs?

The lithium-ion battery pack in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is backed by an eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty. The engineers behind its development will be the first to tell you... read more July 21, 2011 by  5


 
e-Wolf Alpha 1 SRF

e-Wolf Alpha 1 SRF Electric Track Car Makes Debut

While the major automakers whittle away on their electric car developments, a small German firm by the name of e-Wolf has been building and selling a range of electric... read more June 28, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Earthquake To Delay U.S. Assembly of Nissan Leaf Electric Cars?

By far the most ambitious plan to build and assemble electric cars in the U.S. comes not from General Motors or Ford, but from Nissan. Now, it may happen a little later than... read more June 21, 2011 by  0


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Toyota Fixes Quirks On Upcoming 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid isn’t set to go on sale until early next year, but we already know quite a lot about the car. This is mostly thanks to the fleet of... read more June 17, 2011 by  9


 
2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

Mini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

The 450 lucky U.S. drivers who were picked to test the BMW Mini E between June 2009 and June 2010 are one happy bunch. They love their cars, they like electric driving in... read more June 15, 2011 by  2


 
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