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  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

    Last month, when General Motors announced a $300 million investment in the factory that builds the Chevy Bolt EV, it also left a mystery about what else it might build at the plant. Now a new trademark filing, first revealed by GM Authority gives a hint. General Motors said it would use the factory investment to build a new electric car to sell alongside the Bolt. Based on previous GM presentations, that vehicle was likely to be a small electric SUV, although GM hasn't confirmed that those plans are still on. DON'T MISS: Chevrolet Bolt EV to get electric sibling, with Michigan plant...

  • Grove Hydrogen Automotive fuel-cell car
    Chinese fuel-cell cars, lithium-ion battery growth, EPA and health: Today's Car News

    A Chinese hydrogen company introduces its own line of fuel-cell cars. A Texas startup plans to make motors more efficient. A report shows more battery production coming online. And without science boards the EPA questions some fundamental links. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Chinese...

  • Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019
    Tesla comparisons, Jaguar I-Pace and Chevy Bolt EV drives: The Week in Reverse

    Which self-driving system didn't rank well in the latest study? What car has given us range anxiety at least once? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 22, 2019. This week ended with lots of announcements from automakers...

  • 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots
    Tesla Autopilot ranking, GM EV investment, VW battery pact, Faraday fire sale: Today's Car News

    A new study is not kind to Tesla's Autopilot. GM announces a new electric Chevrolet to sell alongside the Bolt EV—but it wouldn't say what. Volkswagen forms an alliance to develop European batteries for EVs. And Faraday Future hosts a fire sale. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Facing...

  • Tesla pickup truck teased by Elon Musk on Twitter
    2020 Tesla Model Y competitors, no more Mid Range Model 3, new Fisker SUV: Today's Car News

    Today, we run down all the current and near-term competitors to the upcoming Tesla Model Y, and look at everything we know about the car to this point. In the meantime, Tesla dropped the Mid Range Model 3 this weekend. And one-time Tesla rival Fisker revealed that it will launch its new lineup with...

  • Audi traffic light recognition
    2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today's Car News

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighs in on electric cars. General Motors launches a pair of compact electric-bikes. Ford prices its 2020 Explorer Hybrid—high. And our latest Twitter poll asks about wireless charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Ford released pricing for the 2020...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

    Rivian on Friday announced that Amazon will invest in the company, as it pushes ahead to bring its lineup of electric pickups and SUVs to market. Although the amount of Amazon’s investment wasn't disclosed, Rivian said that the Seattle-based technology, goods, and services giant led a $700 million equity investment round. Rivian clarified to Green Car Reports that the latest fundraising effort is now already complete, and that Amazon “is a significant majority of this round.” That leaves the door open for later investment from GM, which earlier this week also was reported to...

  • Rivian R1S
    Rivian buzz, renewable-grid deep freeze, wireless charging deal: Today's Car News

    Tech giant Qualcomm sells its Halo wireless charging business to rival WiTricity. GM and Amazon could be in talks to invest in startup electric pickup-maker Rivian. A new computer model tests how a 100-percent renewable power grid would have held up to the recent polar vortex. And results of last...

  • Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

    The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen electric-car battery. One-step Plug&Charge comes to Greenlots chargers. And a report reveals that Tesla may be supplying batteries...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra
    Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

    Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that pickup could come from Tesla. Even the CleanTechnica reporter says to file this in the category of an enticing rumor, rather...

  • Teaser for Hispano-Suiza Carmen debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    BMW iNext, electric Lyft, Tesla Model 3 price cut, profitable GM EVs: Today's Car News

    Tesla cut prices on the Model 3—again. BMW revealed the next version of its iNext SUV winter testing in Sweden. Lyft plans to give customers and drivers electric lifts. And GM CEO Mary Barra says the company's electric cars won't be profitable until the early 2020s. All this and more on Green...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    GM electric vehicles could be profitable early next decade, says CEO

    Incentives, credits, and compliance schemes can only get the electric vehicle market so far. The real test of its success will be when large, established automakers can get to a point when they can call them profitable. On Wednesday, on a call with analysts to discuss the company’s...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

    General Motors' announcement last week that Cadillac will become its lead brand for electric cars is a radical change in strategy. When America's largest automaker launched its first electrified car, the Chevrolet Volt, company leaders said their electric cars would have to be sold under the Chevrolet brand, reasoning that electric cars would have to be mainstream, and thus sold under GM's largest, most mainstream brand. DON'T MISS: Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years Now, seemingly feeling the pressure from Tesla, the company has changed tack and plans to...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive
    Nissan, Infiniti, and Cadillac electrics at Detroit auto show: Today's Car News

    At the Detroit auto show on Monday morning, Cadillac previewed GM's new platform for electric cars, Infiniti previewed a new look for its upcoming electric lineup with a new SUV concept. Nissan reinvented the sedan with its new electric concept. And Ford previewed a new hybrid version of its...

  • 2019 Buick Velite 6 Electric
    GM president dashes hopes of future Volt, says no more hybrids

    Following news in late November that General Motors would kill off the Chevrolet Volt, one of the pioneers of modern plug-in cars, a senior GM executive has hinted—strongly—that it won't be back. On Friday, in the Q&A session after the company's investor conference, incoming company...

  • Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV
    Jeep and Ram diesels, Cadillac electrics, MyChevy updates, Audi chargers: Today's Car News

    GM announced a major restructuring that will result in more electric cars, with Cadillac as its focus. Fiat Chrysler will fix its dirty Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesels. And Audi has partnered with Amazon to get home chargers installed for its e-tron customers. All this and more on...

  • 2014 Cadillac ELR
    Cadillac to become “lead electric vehicle brand” for GM to rival Tesla (Updated)

    General Motors’ Cadillac brand has fought to restore its luster as a brand for technology and innovation, with repeated attempts that fell short of a resounding success. Finally, it appears that Cadillac might be turning toward a future that may have a better chance of restoring the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
    Rivian fast charging, Volkswagen electrics, Trump vs GM: The Week in Reverse

    Which upcoming electric car has a battery pack engineered to be upgraded to 800 volts? What company plans to do more serious marketing of electric cars' strengths? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 21, 2018. This...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Volt

    Will the Chevrolet Volt get an immediate successor, or will any other model soon carry on with the potential of its brilliant Voltec plug-in hybrid system? Considering what General Motors announced yesterday, both of those possibilities are now looking less likely. GM said that it will cut 50 jobs at the Brownstown facility that assembled battery packs for the Volt, as well as a few other models, including the Buick LaCrosse and its eAssist system. DON'T MISS: What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results This news comes in addition to GM’s...

  • First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car    [photo: Patrick Reid]
    EV Drive coalition begins lobbying effort to save tax credit

    Members of the lame-duck Congress all got letters on their desks Tuesday stating why the electric-car tax credit should be revised and extended. Along with a five-point fact sheet made public Tuesday, the effort is the first salvo in a battle by the newly-formed EV Drive Coalition to extend the...

  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

    Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. All this...

  • Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense
    GM electric plans, Faraday's future, expanding charger access: Today's Car News

    GM plans to announce a major shift in manufacturing that could benefit electric cars. Chevrolet introduced a concept electric drag racer. Charging networks join forces. And Faraday Future loses a key executive in financing turmoil. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Multiple sources indicate...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production
    Sources: GM manufacturing revamp could signal faster lane-change to EVs

    Less than a week after speaking out in favor of a national electric vehicle mandate, and in the shadow of Tesla reporting a profitable quarter, General Motors might be on the verge of announcing a radical change to its plans for future electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the U.S. The automaker...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

    The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal government’s dialog on fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. GM is launching an effort to propose a 50-state solution for...

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