April 9, 2014

April 8, 2014

  • General Motors Co. plans to invest $449 million at two Michigan facilities for future electrified vehicle technologies, including the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. Gerald Johnson, GM vice president of North America manufacturing, said the Detroit-based automaker will investment $65 million at its Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant and $384 million at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, where the company’s plug-in hybrid models are being produced.

January 28, 2014

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October 11, 2013

  • The 2014 Cadillac ELR, the Wreath-and-Crest brand's first plug-in car, will go on sale in January. The ELR will start at $75,995, including destination. That's more than twice the price of the Chevrolet Volt it's based on, and about $15,000 higher than had been generally expected. A $7,500 Federal tax credit might alleviate some of that sticker...
  • Cadillac will introduce its first battery-car, the plug-in 2014 ELR, in January. Sharing the basic underpinnings of the more mainstream Chevrolet Volt, it will test the waters for more up-market battery vehicles – with Caddy determined to “tackle” rival Tesla Motors. As TheDetroitBureau.com reports, those makers aren't the only ones targeting the up-market opportunities for battery power.

September 19, 2013

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June 28, 2013

  • There've been some big recalls lately, like the 1.5 million Jeeps targeted this month, and little ones such as the 689 Aston Martins also recalled in June. But the first-ever recall of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid appears to set a new record. TheDetroitBureau.com explains why.

June 11, 2013

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