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  • 2019 GMC Sierra

    In a call with investors Tuesday, General Motors CEO said an all-electric pickup was in the works.

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    GMC electric pickup, Silverado mileage, best deals, EPA enforcement: Today's Car News

    What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report shows how much enforcement efforts have slacked off at the EPA under President Trump. All this and more on Green Car Reports...

  • 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD
    GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

    When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for vehicles that see commercial use, although those vehicles often cover more miles every year than the average passenger car...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel
    Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots

    Which 2016 pickup truck is the most fuel efficient?

  • 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD bi-fuel (natural gas & gasoline) pickup truck
    Chevy, GMC Bi-Fuel Natural Gas Pickup Trucks Now In Production

    GM has started production of its two new bi-fuel options in the pickup truck market. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel models are able to run on either regular gasoline, or compressed natural gas (CNG). A 6.0-liter V-8 as found under the hood of each truck isn't...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
    GM Announces Bi-Fuel Pickup Truck Pricing

    If you want a green truck at the moment, your options are limited. By their nature, trucks require large engines, and large engines use a lot of fuel. Until electric and range-extended trucks become a realistic proposition, your best option is either hybrid, or alternative fuels--such as GM's...

  • 2010 GMC Sierra Hybrid

    While some people buy them for image and others for show, there are still drivers out there for whom a pickup is the only vehicle that serves their varied needs. Sure, they aren't the greenest of vehicles but if you're a business owner with a family, or need that extra towing capacity, you're limited to what you can choose. That's the line GMC is pushing on its slow-selling GMC Sierra Hybrid pickup. Just in case you'd forgotten it exists, GMC is reminding us of its utility, courtesy of an owner who simply couldn't live without it. Eric Stromer, host of HGTV's "Over Your Head", do-it-yourself...

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    Could Higher Gas Prices Help Obese Americans Lose Weight?

    With gas prices above $4 a gallon (at least this week), we've entered a familiar cycle. Man-on-the-street interviews feature wailing and moaning about how politicians "should do something" about gas prices. Drivers start to combine their trips, and make sure to use their most fuel-efficient...

  • 2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Air Vents
    GM Greens Its Auto ACs With Greenhouse-Gas-Friendly Coolant

    Among the many substances emitted by autos back in the "good old days" were the refrigerant gases that would leak from older auto air conditioners. Freon, also known as R-12, was replaced starting in the early 1990s with R-134a, which did less damage to the ozone layer. Now concern has expanded to...

  • 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid
    Two-Mode Hybrid System: GM's Larry Nitz on Lessons Learned

    The Two-Mode Hybrid system for large sport utilities and trucks hasn't exactly set the world on fire. In 2006, General Motors, Daimler and Chrysler (then a single company) announced a partnership, soon joined by BMW, to develop the Two-Mode Hybrid system for large rear-wheel drive vehicles. But...

  • Ford Escape Hybrid Cargo Space (Seats Up)
    Roundup: Hybrid SUVs and Crossovers from Ford, Toyota, Chevy

    Our reader Celeste wrote to ask us about available hybrid SUVs and crossovers, and we thought our answer might be useful for the site. At the moment, there are three main hybrid SUVs sold in the U.S. Each of them also has variations sold under other brands. All are likely to be durable, as their...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Silverado
    GM To Invest $890 Million In Making Its V-8 Engines Save Gas

    Going green on the road may involve smaller engines, electric cars, and clean diesels, but it also requires making all engines far more fuel efficient. To that end, General Motors will announce this morning that it will invest almost one billion dollars in five separate plants to build a new, far...

  • detail of spy shot showing GM Two-Mode Plug-In Hybrid being tested in Saturn Vue mule

    Recent spy shots posted by our sister site Motor Authority show that despite delays, General Motors is continuing to develop the plug-in version of its Two-Mode Hybrid system. While the system is being tested in a discontinued Saturn Vue crossover, it now seems likely to appear in a version of either the GMC Terrain or Chevrolet Equinox compact crossovers. That Two-Mode Plug-In Hybrid should debut next year as a 2012 model. Many homes before birth GM's plug-in hybrid already has a long and convoluted history. It was originally slated for the now-canceled Saturn Vue Two-Mode Hybrid. Then the...

  • 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 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

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    Four-Way Two-Mode Hybrid Project Ends, Lab Closes; Now What?

    The Two-Mode Hybrid project was hailed as a model of technical cooperation when it was announced five years ago. But now the partners are going their separate ways, and the complex hybrid system may end up solely as a General Motors technology. GM said in late 2004 it would partner with Daimler and...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Well, Why NOT a (750-Horsepower) Chevrolet Corvette Hybrid?

    The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette goes like stink. Its 430-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 is the epitome of all-American performance. And that's just the base car. The supercar contender ZR1 model heads straight into the stratosphere. The Vette is an icon, and GM messes with it at its peril. So a throwaway...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009
    2010 Ford Transit Connect Small Delivery Van Selling Well

    Today seems to be Ford day; this morning's e-mail included a news release on the early sales success of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect small delivery van, just while we're in the middle of writing up our four days of travel in a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid. We first drove the 2010 Transit Connect in...

  • 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
    Is Bling the Best (Or Only) Way For GM To Sell Its Biggest Hybrids?

    With the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid adding bling to big hybrid SUVs, a strategy may be emerging for GM

  • 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

    They're selling slow, they lose a lot of value, and amidst the general gloom, GM's Two-Mode Hybrids are not the ray of hope they hoped for

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    How Many Kilowatts Do You Want With Those Fries? Nissan Plans Fast Food EV Charging Stations

    Nissan is planing the North American release of a 100 mile range 5-seat electric car in 2012.  These cars should have the capacity of collecting 80 miles of driving range in 30 minutes of charge time. To capitalize on that, apparently the automaker has plans to deploy a network of public charging...

  • 2008 Nissan Pivo2 Concept
    Sonoma County Gears Up for Nissan EVs

    In November of last year, the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a partnership with Sonoma County to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and encourage the development of charging infrastructure. According to a report in the North Bay Business Journal today, Sonoma County means business. The...

  • 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
    GM Two-Mode Hybrid SUVs Selling Slow, Dirt Cheap on eBay

    Big gas-electric Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades come cheap online as dealers ditch them.

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    Nissan Partners with Energie Ouest Suisse

    Nissan has signed another memo of understanding committing to zero emissions mobility. Today's partner is the Swiss electric utility company Energie Ouest Suisse. The two parties will collaborate to develop a battery charging network throughout Switzerland. The Renault-Nissan Alliance will also...

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