October 28, 2014

  • Chevrolet just announced new details about the next-generation Volt. The upcoming electric car will be powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and will benefit from an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system. According to the American automaker, the new propulsion system was “substantially developed from Volt owners including data collected on their... more

October 20, 2014

  • Tesla Motors began taking online orders for its Model S electric car in China today, joining General Motors Co. and Volkswagen in selling vehicles through Alibaba Group Holding's online shopping mall.Buyers can place a 50,000-yuan ($8,200) deposit for the electric car through Alibaba's Tmall.com, according to Tesla China spokeswoman Peggy Yang. "Tmall offers us an opportunity to reach out to general customers," she said by telephone.Tesla, led by billionaire Elon Musk, began deliveries of the...

October 8, 2014

  • General Motors has confirmed that it is developing another electric vehicle that will sell beside the Volt and Spark EV. Though the company won’t confirm which model it will be based on, earlier reports believe it will be based on the Sonic and the compact EV will sport a 200-mile range. Expect the model to... more

September 23, 2014

  • Cadillac’s high-priced electric car will live past its first generation despite slow sales. The brand’s new boss is determined to keep the nameplate around, although its future as a coupe is in question. Newly-appointed CEO Johan de Nysschen said “fascinated with the technology and completely convinced of the long term potential” during an interview with... more

August 22, 2014

  • Cadillac’s disappointing stab at electrified luxury transportation might fizzle out and die after a brief stint on the market. In roughly four months, Chevrolet is expected to reveal the next-generation Volt slated to go on sale for the 2016 model year. The relatively successful range-extended electric car will transition to its own platform rather than... more

August 7, 2014

  • Chevrolet confirmed today that it plans to reveal the next version of its Volt range-extended electric car during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The company didn’t release any other new details about the car, which is slated to ride on a new dedicated platform. Currently, the Volt is based on a modified version of the... more

July 28, 2014

  • Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen surprised many when he announced that he was leaving his position and taking over the reigns at Cadillac, but the plans he put into place at Infiniti will still come to fruition.  Nissan’s luxury arm has been approved to increase its model offerings by 60 percent, and the company has a... more

July 25, 2014

July 17, 2014

  • There’s an unannounced change heading to the 2015 Chevrolet Volt. The 2015 Chevrolet Volt’s battery will be a 17.1-kWh unit, which is a slightly larger capacity than the current battery has at 16.5 kWh. The Volt originally launched in December 2010 with a 16.0-kWh battery that gave it a 35-mile all-electric range or 94 MPGe.... more

May 31, 2014

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May 15, 2014

  • General Motors is shifting more of its batteries to in-house production and that will directly benefit the Spark EV. Chevrolet’s all-electric sub-compact will use a smaller battery pack and will be lighter as a result. Despite having a downsized pack, the company says it doesn’t expect the car to suffer any sort of downgrade compared... more

April 30, 2014

  • General Motors announced today that it will move all of its North American powertrain engineering to a single facility being built in Pontiac, Mich. Construction began today on the GM Performance and Racing Center (GMPRC), which will focus on race engine development and will include an electric motor laboratory and gear center. The work that began today... more

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...
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