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10 GM models to get 9-speed automatic by end of '17

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Chevrolet's new nine-speed automatic transmission illustrates the difficulty of eking out fuel economy improvements as automakers work to meet increasingly stringent fuel efficiency standards.

GM Recalls Chevrolet Tahoe Police Vehicles Over Short Circuit Risk

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is recalling nearly 50,000 units of the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) over an issue that could result in a short circuit, thereby increasing the risk of a fire. Though the vehicles were initially sold exclusively to police units, they are resold to civilians in the second-hand/used car market.

The 2017 Camaro ZL1 Makes Nearly as Much Power at the Wheels as the Old One Did at the Crank

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has proven itself at the Nürburgring, against the Corvette Z06, and on the drag strip, but how does it do on the dyno? Unsurprisingly, given the ZL1 shares its 650-HP V8 with the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V, it does well. Very well.

Chevrolet Honors Wreaths Across America at 117th Army-Navy Game

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For the seventh year in a row Chevrolet has served as the official vehicle of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. Dan Akerson, former chairman and CEO of General Motors and a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, recognized the work being done by Wreaths Across America to honor fallen soldiers with an on-field presentation during the game. Akerson presented a Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty pickup and 40-foot trailer to the founder of Wreaths Across America, Morrill Worcester, and a Silverado Special Ops edition pickup to one of the group’s most dedicated volunteers, Gold Star Parent Scott Harris.

Inside the factory building GM's game-changing Bolt EV

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Orion assembly plant is pumping out the Bolt EV for the US as well as for the European market (where it's known as the Opel Ampera-e) in anticipation of deliveries later this month. It's being built alongside the Sonic and Sonic four-door. In my tour of the facility, the thing that struck me most was how seamless adding the electric vehicle is. Alongside two gas-powered Sonics, assembly workers add the motors, battery pack and other parts to Bolts as they pass by. Autonomous sleds deliver the large essentials and lift them into place while the employees secure them. Bolt launch manager Yv

Chevy Bolt DC Charging question: 80kW or 50kW? Here’s what we know and why we’re still confused

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - So there’s been a very important question about the Chevy Bolt that we’ve been following closely since its specs started trickling out earlier this year. How fast can it charge? We’re not talking about Level 2/Home charging which was clarified this week at 7.68 kW.

Talking Cars and the Chevrolet Bolt EV with Consumer Reports (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was star of one of the latest episodes of “Talking Cars” with Consumer Reports. GM’s flagship could be (and for many probably will be) the answer for the question: What if you want the range of a Tesla, but don’t have Tesla-kind of money?