April 7, 2014

  • Chevrolet is expected to diversify its Volt nameplate with a successor to the current car along with an electric-only variant with a shorter driving range.  According to a report by the Detroit News, General Motors is expected to announced a plan to expant its Detroit Hamtramck plant. That will allow the company to offer the next version... more

March 28, 2014

  • Ford ad agency Team Detroit is having a little fun with Cadillac, according to the Detroit Free Press. Using the founder of sustainability consultancy and advocacy group Detroit Dirt -- who also happens to be an African-American woman -- the shop has created a spot that parodies the GM nameplate's "Poolside" ad released earlier this year.Remember that Cadillac spot? The one that broke during the Olympics? That bit of "brand provocation" from agency Rogue featured actor Neal McDonough playing a...
  • Cadillac’s extended range electric car has barely been on sale long enough for people to realize it’s available, and it’s already being recalled. General Motors’ luxury brand is marketing the Volt-based ELR as a competitior to products from BMW and Tesla, albeit not from a performance driving perspective. According to NHTSA documents, the company is... more

March 6, 2014

  • GENEVA -- Cadillac's "Poolside" commercial, featuring a middle-aged rich guy bragging about America's work-hard ethos, has generated mixed sentiments -- for Cadillac's own marketing chief.Uwe Ellinghaus says he's not surprised by the strong response to the spot, which first aired during last month's Winter Olympics and again during the Oscars broadcast on Sunday. Critics say it celebrates a workaholic, materialistic culture; supporters call it a nod to American capitalism.Mr. Ellinghaus, who...

February 21, 2014

  • Fisker’s new owners are teaming up with Bob Lutz to help make the V8-powered Karma a reality. The former General Motors executive announced a new company last year called VL Productions, which would take Karma vehicles and outfit them with a supercharged V8 in place of the electric powertrain. Called the Destino, Lutz and his... more

January 22, 2014

December 31, 2013

  • Over half of Cadillac’s dealer network will sell the new ELR range-extended electric car after it begins arriving in showrooms next month. The show of faith is especially telling given the fact that dealers are required to shell out for special high-voltage tools that won’t apply to any other Cadillac vehicles being sold in those... more

November 30, 2013

November 7, 2013

October 19, 2013

  • VL Automotive’s plans to build a series of Corvette-powered revisions of the Fisker Karma range-extended electric vehicle is moving ahead. Backed by former GM vice chariman Bob Lutz, the company has 25 unsold copies of the Karma that it intends to retrofit with the engine and transmission powering the Chevrolet Corvette. The vehicles will get... more

October 1, 2013

September 24, 2013

  • General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson, has gone on the record to say that Cadillac will be gearing up to take on Tesla head-to-head. Earlier this year, Akerson had setup a small team to study Tesla, which has become one of the only electric automakers in the world to become successful. Akerson has also announced that... more

September 16, 2013

  • The race is on for a budget-minded electric vehicle with a 200-mile range, as General Motors has confirmed it is working on such a car. The American automaker hopes to bring a $30,000 electric vehicle to the market with a 200-mile range per charge according to Vice President of Global Development, Doug Parks. Unfortunately, no... more

September 6, 2013

  • August new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were up an impressive 17 percent compared to the same month last year, with almost every automaker posting solid gains. But perhaps a bigger surprise has to do with how well plug-in and electric vehicles performed on the market. Chevrolet and Nissan are the biggest sellers of rechargeable electrics... more

August 9, 2013

  • Though it’s still a few years out, the next-generation Chevrolet Volt could see at least a 20-percent increase in its electric-only range. According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, the American automaker wouldn’t be satisfied in calling its new Volt next-generation if it didn’t get at least a 20 percent improvement, to 50-60 miles, if not... more
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