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Corvette Could Go Hybrid, Says GM Head Engineer; World To End?

Corvette Could Go Hybrid, Says GM Head Engineer; World To End?

Last week, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, GM's vice president of global vehicle engineering, set to rest rumors of a mid-engine next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. That got a lot of attention among Corvette fans. But a footnote to the story was that Stracke said not only that a hybrid Corvette was... read more

August 17, 2010 by  - 3
 
A123 lithium-ion cells

A123 Spins Out Energy Storage Startup, Loses Chrysler Deal

Advanced battery maker A123 announced more than its quarterly earnings yesterday. In addition to posting a lackluster $22.6 million in revenue, the company spun off a new... read more August 12, 2010 by  1


 
Bosch EV powertrain

Bosch Commits To EV Powertrain Development

Following the successful launch of Bosch’s parallel full-hybrid technology (in models such as the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne S), the key international... read more August 4, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Coda Sedan prototype - charging socket

Electric Car Buying Guide

We've been watching it roll closer for years, and now it's all but here: A new era of electric cars. Just three or four months from now, the first highway-capable electric... read more August 4, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt: Made Alongside GM's Gas-Guzzling V8s

Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra... read more August 4, 2010 by  12


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

BREAKING: GM Boosts 2011 Chevrolet Volt Production 50 Percent

There's no better time to make a public announcement than when you have the President of the United States with you. Today,President Barack Obama visited the... read more July 30, 2010 by  2


 
Think City

2012 Think City EV’s New Lithium-Ion Battery A Welcome Upgrade

How fast, how far, and how long? These are the three most important questions asked of any electric car coming to market. Just like their gasoline counterparts, drivers want... read more July 29, 2010 by  6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt in Waco, Texas, en route during the 1,776-mile Freedom Drive PR stunt

2011 Chevy Volt: Official GM Propaganda On Why It's Better

Forgive us our weariness, please. It's only Thursday, but the barrage of news about the two upcoming electric cars that will go on sale for the 2011 model year is wearing us... read more July 29, 2010 by  7


 
GM EV1

GM To Build All-Electric Cars Again: A Very Few, Just For Tests

The big news in green cars today will be the noon release of pricing and ordering information for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, GM's upcoming range-extended compact electric car... read more July 26, 2010 by  14


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Over 600 Chevy Dealers In Launch Regions To Offer 2011 Volt

Three weeks ago, Chevrolet unveiled two new launch markets for its 2011 Volt electric car and described some of the things dealers would need to do in order to be granted the... read more July 23, 2010 by  1


 
AVL rotary-engine range extender for electric-drive vehicles, July 2010

Will EV Range Extenders Give Rise to a Rotary Renaissance?

Four months from now, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle will start showing up at dealers. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will introduce car buyers to the idea of a... read more July 21, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Fisker Karma plug-in sports sedan at Fisker Santa Monica, July 2010, from WebRidesTV

Fisker Dealer: Karma Plug-In Sedan Deliveries Start March or April

We've written before about the schedule for the 2011 Fisker Karma, which (like many other electric cars) has slipped a bit since the car was first unveiled. Now Fisker's... read more July 16, 2010 by  6


 
2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback

Ford Announces Battery Supplier For 2012 Focus Electric

Ford doesn't get nearly as many headlines for its upcoming 2012 Focus Electric sedan as other makers may, but the car is still on track to join the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011... read more July 16, 2010 by  6


 
Barack Obama

President Obama Backs EV Charge With Volt Battery Factory Visit

Having recently visited Smith Electric Vehiclesin Kansas City, Missouri, president Barack Obama is now on his way to the Compact Power battery plant located in Holland... read more July 15, 2010 by  0


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2011 Chevrolet Volt Battery Pack Warranty: 8 Years, 100K Miles

General Motors announced today that it would offer an 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the battery pack, the charger, and the Voltec electric drive components of its upcoming... read more July 14, 2010 by  1


 
Liberty E-Range

Ultimate Green SUV: For $225K, Range Rover Electric Conversion

Ask most consumers to describe an electric car and the chances are they will talk about the Tesla, the 2011 Nissan Leaf, maybe the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. They almost surely... read more July 13, 2010 by  5


 
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