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

May 21, 2014

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...
  • 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

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