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Fiat 500 will go all-electric next year, report says

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The next generation of the Fiat 500 will take a big step toward a greener future by becoming the Italian automaker's battery-electric luxury hatchback, Auto Express reports. Fiat showed off an electric Centoventi concept at the Geneva auto show this month as a preview of the replacement for the current-generation Panda hatch, but the electric drivetrain of the concept also gave the automotive world a taste of the next-gen Cinquecento."Premium is the way we will go with the EV 500," Fiat and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois told Auto Express."A new 500, totall

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: Drive review of long-range electric car

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If more power, a 226-mile range, and a $39,405 base price—before considering the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit you can still get—collectively seems like the sweet spot for the Leaf, you probably have GM to thank. Nissan has admitted that it never planned to push the Leaf above a 40-kwh battery pack and beyond a rated range of 150.

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Drive Review and Podcast

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Test driving the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV for this review was a bit of a transformational experience for me. It was my first time behind the wheel of a Bolt EV and I was literally thrown back into my seat from the torque. I know all journalists like me talk-up the serious torque electric cars have by nature. But, I hadn’t experienced it first hand for myself – until now and, wow!

The All-Electric BMW iNext Will Be the Boxy New Bimmer Tech Flagship

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - BMW is working on a new all-electric crossover model called the iNext that is meant to sit at the top of the electric "i" subbrand's lineup that currently includes the i3 and i8. The company says this new model will have a range of over 400 miles and be capable of Level 3 autonomous driving.

GM to Invest $300 Million, Add 400 Jobs at Michigan Plant for New Chevrolet Electric Vehicle

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle that will bring 400 new jobs to the Orion plant. Today’s announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1. 8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states.

General Motors Will Build a New Chevy Bolt-Based Electric Car in Michigan

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GM’s been making headlines lately because of plant shutdowns and job cuts, but now for some not-terrible news: The company says it will add 400 jobs in Michigan as it invests $300 million into a new electric car, which will be sold in addition to—and based on the architecture of—the Chevrolet Bolt. The Chevrolet Bolt hatchback is a bit boring in many ways, but anyone who’s driven one will tell you that it’s actually quite good as an EV. It’s fun enough, it’s practical, and it’s relatively cheap.

GM Preps Michigan Plant for New Chevrolet EV

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors Co confirmed on Friday it will invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit assembly plant, adding 400 jobs to build a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The largest US automaker has come under heavy criticism from President Donald Trump in recent days over its decision to end production at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant earlier this month.