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“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest
“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest

It's a surprisingly well-kept secret that major automakers sometimes invite prospective customers to test-drive their cars at staged events held in large parking lots around the country. The companies only send out invitations to these events to a limited number of people and it isn't exactly clear...Read More»

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Jackass Star Ryan Dunn, Hybrid Popemobile, John McGee: Today's Car News

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died last night when his Porsche crashed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. [MotorAuthority] John McGee, state senator for Idaho, has been booked on charge of DUI and grand theft. [TheCarConnection] Will General Motors' 2011 Chevrolet Volt become a costly dead...Read More»

Chevy, Buick, and GMC 'Main Street in Motion' drive event, CitiField, NYC, June 2011
Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days

Let's say you're the largest U.S. automaker, and you have a little problem. You're building cars that get good reviews for features, fit, finish, and fuel economy, but half the world still thinks you build lousy cars like you used to, and the other half shuns you as "Government Motors" due to a...Read More»

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Audi Wins Le Mans: Today's Car News

From the rumor mill, word that the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid will get 47 to 48 mpg. Watch out Toyota Prius, Ford's coming for you. [GreenCarReports] This past weekend Audi took the win at 24 Hours of Le Mans with the R18 TDI #2--after a spectacular crash. [MotorAuthority] A Ferrari F430 Spyder crash...Read More»

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2012 Chevy Volt, Apple iCloud, Ford C-Max: The Week In Reverse

GM says the 2012 Chevy Volt has a much lower pricetag and more features, but no confirmation on the big software change that's rumored to widen its electric range. [TheCarConnection] Meanwhile, CEO Dan Akerson stepped into a tea-party debacle by suggesting a new $1 tax on gasoline, but was he...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
2012 Benz ML63 AMG, C-Max, and Flo Rida: Today's Car News

The NHTSA just put the industry on notice: your car is not a mobile device. Who knew? (And, really--it actually is.) [TheCarConnection] We knew the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is coming; now we have the spy video to prove it. [MotorAuthority] With the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Ford finally will have...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevy Volt Offers More Content For Less Money

When GM launched the Chevrolet Volt in late 2010, much of the criticism centered around the car’s base price of $41,000, including a destination charge of $720. Critics were quick to point out the price gap between the Volt and its closest competitor, the Nissan Leaf, completely negating the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Top Safety Ratings From Both U.S. Agencies

General Motors' [NYSE: GM] breakthrough Chevrolet Volt might be one of your safest family-car choices as well as one of the cleanest, greenest choices. The 2011 Volt has achieved an Overall Rating of five stars—including five stars for side impact and five stars for rollover—in the...Read More»

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Volt Versus Leaf, Snooki, Romney and Weiner: The Week In Reverse

Ford has a lot of homework to finish before next year: it's engineering a new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic. [TheCarConnection] While Ford tries its hand at a three-cylinder, it's worth pointing out the mostly sad recent history of that kind...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
2011 Chevy Volt Earns Five Stars From The NHTSA

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has become the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which adds to the recent “2011 Top Safety Pick” awarded to the Volt by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The NHTSA...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
UPDATE: Dealers Pocketing $7,500 Chevy Volt Tax Credit?

UPDATE: Several sources have reported that the practice described below appears to be confined to a few isolated incidents, if at all, and a General Motors spokesman called the NLPC 'confused.' The NLPC meanwhile in a follow-up cried foul on GM's claim that there's "high demand" for the Volt and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
NASCAR Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Drives... A Chevy Volt?

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Juan Pablo Montoya is known for his take-no-prisoners driving style, and his aggressive on-track behavior recently landed him (and fellow Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman) on probation. Prior to NASCAR, Montoya spent six years driving Formula One cars for McLaren and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line
Electric Cars Coming To A Government Near You

It’s no secret that the current administration had planned to replace aging fleet vehicles with electric ones, since President Obama is a big proponent of electrifying the federal fleet. Reports of a 100-unit electric vehicle purchase have been circulating for the better part of a year, and...Read More»

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Nissan Titan Diesel, Ferrari Superamerica 45: Today's Car News May 19, 2011

Cummins is developing a four-cylinder turbo clean diesel engine as part of a $30 million federal project. The benefactor of all this? The Nissan Titan. [TheCarConnection] Ferrari has revealed the Superamerica 45, which will be shown at the 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. [MotorAuthority]...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Bill Ford Jr.
Cadillac ATS Rethink, Bill Ford On Electric Vehicles: Today's Car News May 18, 2011

Bill Ford thinks that a quarter of all vehicles will be electrified by 2020. Impossible? No, but seems ambitious for sure. [TheCarConnection] We hear the 2013 Cadillac ATS is already tipping the scales and causing a rethink. Will Cadillac actually have a true BMW 3-Series competitor?...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Report: 2011 Chevy Volt Worth $17,000 After Three Years

The problem with any kind of new automotive technology is that it’s difficult to project a residual value after three years of ownership. Take the 2011 Chevrolet Volt for example, which is the first modern application of a serial hybrid design in an automobile. Variations of the technology...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Chevy Volt Does What We Can't: Lives With Rich and Famous People

Celebrities, it seems, often champion environmental causes. Take Ed Begley, Jr., for example, who’s been driving electric cars for decades and currently owns a battery-powered Toyota RAV4. Begley is known to commute via public transportation and even via an electric bicycle, a sacrifice that...Read More»

Saab 9-5
Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

How tough a spot is Saab in? Its production has been shut down since April 5 because its suppliers say they're not being paid for parts, and its 2010 sales were just 31,696 cars--globally. To put Saab's sales in perspective, consider that Toyota sells an average of 25,000 Camry sedans every month...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing
2011 Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

It’s a milestone. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in its first-ever U.S. crash tests of mainstream electric cars, has awarded Top Safety Pick designation to the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, both all-new plug-in electric cars. Leaf and Volt earn the...Read More»

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