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Weak Battery Explains Death Of Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid

Weak Battery Explains Death Of Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid

Well, now we know a little more about why the Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid project was killed by its development team at General Motors. The culprit, according to GMInsideNews, was the lithium-ion battery pack. More specifically, it wasn't providing the efficiency gains that would have been needed... read more

June 2, 2011 by - 6
 
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We Begin To See the Shift For Saturn Dealers From New to Used

We have known for months that Saturn dealerships would have to start closing up shop on their new car business. For some dealers it was a matter of only selling the other... read more May 31, 2010 by 0


 
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Could An Alfa Romeo Be the Next Hot Hatch For Chrysler In the U.S.?

The Alfa Romeo brand is one that U.S. consumers aren’t really that experienced with. Some of that is because the company hasn’t had a port of entry into the U.S. economy... read more April 15, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Saturn Aura XR

$2,000 Cash For Saturn Customers To Buy New GM

General Motors hasn’t been in the greatest of financial health over the last couple years, but they have come back from the dire straits of last summer. The success of the... read more February 14, 2010 by 1


 
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT

2010 Detroit Auto Show: Lutz Lays Out (Some) GM Plug-In Plans

Cleaning up a few odds and ends from last week's 2010 Detroit Auto Show brings us to General Motors' future product plans for plug-in hybrids. In the crush of reporters... read more January 22, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show

Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only... read more January 7, 2010 by 2


 
2009 Fisker Karma

Fisker Buying Delaware Plant To Build Midsize 2012 Plug-In Hybrid

At 10 am tomorrow morning, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce that Fisker Automotive will buy the closed General Motors factory in Wilmington, Delaware, his... read more October 26, 2009 by 2


 
Vehicle being crushed, from Argonne National Laboratory video

Your Tax $$$ At Work: Argonne Lab's Better Batteries, Greener Fuels

If you watch TV or read the papers, you'll see lots of coverage of people who are pretty unhappy with one facet or another of the U.S. government. This post is about... read more September 22, 2009 by 0


 
2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'

Surprise, Surprise: That GM Plug-In Hybrid Is a Buick After All

Well, the other shoe finally dropped. General Motors said today that the plug-in version of its Two-Mode Hybrid system would be fitted to a Buick crossover to be introduced... read more August 6, 2009 by 4


 
2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid

GM Mild Hybrid System To Return In 2011, On Steroids

As Mark Twain is supposed to have said, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." (Although, sadly, he actually didn't say it.) In this case, the "my" is the... read more June 16, 2009 by 0


 
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Penske to Buy Saturn: Small and Efficient Is the Mantra For the Future

Last week GM and Penske Auto Group announced that Penske would be buying the Saturn brand. A company that was once started to revolutionize the customer buying and service... read more June 6, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Opel Astra

2010 Opel Astra: Could This Be the Small Car Buick Is Missing

So by now you have probably read that the 2010 Opel Astra has been rolled out to the public in Europe and with this announcement there is much speculation for what this... read more May 13, 2009 by 1


 
Saturn Vue Plug-in

Saturn Vue Plug-in Hybrid Will Live on as a New Brand and Model

Everything at GM is undecided at this point. At least almost everything.  GM has decided that the progress made on the 2-mode plugin hybrid powertrain and  is simply too... read more May 8, 2009 by 0


 
AFS Saturn Vue 150 mpg Plug-in

AFS Trinity Heads To Washington With 150 mpg Plug-in Saturn Vue Looking For Funds

AFS Trinity, the group that touts their 150 mpg Saturn Vue plug-in around the country is made at least their second trip to Washington D.C. in hopes of securing funds from... read more May 4, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid

Saturn Hybrids Cancelled

Today General Motors announced they will cease production of the Saturn line-up at the end of the 2009 model year. This is a sad day for die-hard fans, who... read more April 27, 2009 by 4


 
2009 Saturn VUE FWD 4-door V6 XR Angular Front Exterior View

Mazda Decides Not to Join the EV Race

If this year's Detroit Auto Show taught me any one lesson, it was that every automaker is developing a line-up of electric vehicles, from plug-in hybrids to battery-electric... read more January 19, 2009 by 1


 

 
 

 
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