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Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and MINI

Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and MINI

Yesterday was the 2011 Ford Explorer's day--and today at High Gear Media, you could hardly escape the dueling electric vehicles making news at Plug-In 2010 in San Jose. The new GM electric car made headlines across our network of almost 3 million readers as General Motors announced the Chevy Volt's... read more

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Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame

Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more... read more June 23, 2010 by 


 
Smart fortwo

Electric Drive, Renault Engines, CVT All Part Of Smart Five-Year Outlook

Business isn’t exactly strong for Smart in the U.S. The niche minicar brand sold 24,000 vehicles in 2008, then just 14,000 units last year. The reason for the decline... read more June 11, 2010 by  1


 
IIHS crash images from LSV and minitruck tests

IIHS Report: Low-Speed Vehicles & Public Roads Are A Dangerous Combination

At first, you'd see them scooting around college campuses or large factories. Then retirees and the gated-community set hopped onboard. Now, low-speed vehicles and their more... read more May 20, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Infiniti M37

Infiniti M35 Hybrid Due at L.A. Show; Essence M Coupe A No-Show?

It's been promised for the near future, but now the Infiniti M35 Hybrid has a firm launch date for eager U.S. hybrid watchers--this November, at the 2010 Los Angeles auto... read more May 18, 2010 by  1


 
nissan leaf ev 028

Poll: Electric-Vehicle Range, Price Expectations Vary Wildly

Relative to the number of plug-in market choices available now or in the near future, the portion of consumers saying that they would give purchase consideration to EVs is... read more March 19, 2010 by  8


 
nissan leaf ev 028

Even Big Oil Execs Think We're Headed To An Electric Future

Within the auto industry, we can attest that attitudes about electric vehicles are radically different than they were just a decade ago. But finding out that a Big Oil... read more March 4, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer... read more March 3, 2010 by 


 
Nissan LEAF

Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some... read more February 12, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

EV Fans Get In Line For The 2011 Nissan LEAF, Reservations Open April

Nissan is stepping up its promotional efforts for its 2011 LEAF electric vehicle, which the automaker plans to launch this December. The compact hatch was first revealed last... read more February 11, 2010 by  1


 
nissan leaf ev 007

In Houston And Tel Aviv, Cities Shift Toward An EV Future

Electric vehicles have been discussed for decades, but it wasn't until the mid-aughts of this century that EVs gained traction within the broader auto industry. Today, nearly... read more February 9, 2010 by 


 
U.S. Capitol

Congress Considers Adding 20,000 Electric Vehicles To USPS Fleet

With around 260,000 vehicles at its disposal, the United States Postal Service operates the biggest civilian fleet in the country. Unfortunately, most of those vehicles get... read more February 2, 2010 by  1


 
Nissan LEAF electric vehicle

Nissan Secures $1.4 Billion In DOE Funding For 2011 Leaf EV

Nissan has become one of the first non-U.S. based automakers to receive funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive... read more January 28, 2010 by  8


 
Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky displays the first electric parking lot in Israel.

EV Start-Up Better Place Scores $350 Million Investment

Shai Agassi and his EV start-up, Better Place, are on a roll. Just last month, we announced that the Palo Alto, California-based company brokered an amazing deal to develop... read more January 26, 2010 by 


 
2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

High Gear Media Picks a Winner: 2010 Tesla Roadster Live!

It's a big week at High Gear Media -- with a new version of TheCarConnection.com in your hands, and a new site we've launched with NASCAR, we're looking ahead to bringing you... read more January 20, 2010 by 


 
Fiat 500 Abarth

2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 EV

There's been a lot of excitement about the Fiat 500, which is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this year or in early 2011. While the convertible and the sporty Abarth... read more January 6, 2010 by 


 
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