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Need An EV Recharge? ChargePoint America Comes To Six New Cities
Need An EV Recharge? ChargePoint America Comes To Six New Cities

Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint America program is ratcheting up its charging-station infrastructure, rolling out to six more U.S. cities. Consumers who own an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid will soon be able to recharge them in Boston, Baltimore, Maryland, Tampa, Florida and three...Read More»

Fab-Veloce CPA-MMTL 16W ultra-expensive top-secret supercar
All The Auto-Related April Fools' Posts In One Easy Index

Yep, it's April Fool's Day. And many of our colleagues have labored long to bring you lovingly crafted parody stories. Even an automaker or two has been known to take part, though the battalions of legal beagles haunting the halls of the larger ones tend to put a stop to that. But here's our...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in Waco, Texas, en route during the 1,776-mile Freedom Drive PR stunt
Details Released On The 2011 Chevrolt Volt Cooling System

General Motors has made available the details of the Chevy Volt's cooling system. What needs to be cooled and at times heated, how it is accomplished and what "heat transfer medium" or fluid is used, has all been available for some time at the GM-Volt web-site. So at least for the Volt we have an...Read More»

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For A New GM, Old Questions On Incentives, Product Development

Last year when automaker General Motors [NYSE: GM] emerged from bankruptcy, the outlook for the automaker was looking bullish by most accounts. Yet recently, some analysts and observers have expressed concern for the company's tack under CEO Dan Akerson. While other companies have been reeling in...Read More»

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GM Ratchets up Chevy Volt Production To Meet Consumer Interest

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-rage electric has done more to spark consumer interest than GM apparently originally anticipated. In a GM release Thursday, Jan. 27, the automaker said it will speed its nationwide rollout of the car so that Volts are available in all 50 states by the end of this...Read More»

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North American Car of the Year: Why Such a Blowout?

The North American Car and Truck of the Year winners for 2011 are officially set in the history books, but for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford Explorer, the surprise from this morning's awards may be the margin of victory earned by both. On the car side, the Volt scored 233 out of a...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
Is It A Bad Idea To Have Cars Connected To The Cloud?

With vehicles like the new Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the era of connected cars is upon us. That is definitely the sense we are getting from this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is going on in Las Vegas this week. With everyone from Audi to OnStar making huge announcements around...Read More»

Chevy Volt components made from recycled BP oil spill booms
Chevy Volt Gets Even Greener, Uses Parts From Recycled BP Oil Spill Booms

We've spilled a lot of ink on the Chevrolet Volt, its intriguing powertrain, and its potential sales stats. But today, a different spill is fueling buzz about the newest hybrid on the block -- namely, the BP oil spill. In a story that's part head-scratcher, part publicity stunt, General Motors has...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Trending In Social Media This Week: Chevrolet Volt Hits The Street, Chrysler And Volkswagen

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall
Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Gets a Charge: Motor Trend Names It 2011 Car of the Year

GM may be betting the farm on the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle, but the automotive press are definitely taking notice of the family car in a big way. Motor Trend Magazine today named the Chevy Volt as its 2011 Car of the Year. The prestigious award comes just one day...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...Read More»

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Survey: More Would Take A Free 2011 Chevy Volt Over A Free HUMMER

According to a new survey, if given the choice between a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt or a new HUMMER H3, 55 percent would choose the Volt. But you couldn't give Volt away to 45 percent. The survey results, from the market-research firm Synovate, suggest that more Americans are interested in the new...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Cadillac ATS, Chrysler Goes Green

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt makes its TV-ad debut tonight during the World Series. By the way, did you know it's American? So we hear. [PoliticsAndCars] Can you really get a deal on a car you really want? Lucky you, we've found five vehicles that have become a little more wheely-dealy lately...Read More»

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Charged Up In Michigan In Preparation For 2011 Chevrolet Volt

The news from General Motors that more than 5,300 home and workplace charging stations will be installed in Michigan in preparation for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt’s on-sale date there is completely fitting. After all, Michigan is a hub for the automobile industry and home to thousands of...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: All About Volt, Chrysler 200, Audi A6

Not to beat this point into the ground any more, but the 2011 Chevy Volt is an electric car, not a hybrid. Ask an engineer--or ensnare one for video work. [TheCarConnection, GreenCarReports] Here's why we don't think the faux EV-versus-hybrid rage makes a difference to people who already knew the...Read More»

Tweets about Volt/GM Fiasco
*UPDATED* General Motor's Social Media PR Nightmare: The Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE- Well turns out GM was not going to stay silent. Phil Colley and crew have been hard at work tweeting out responses to the naysayers, trying to explain and defend while standing the ground they laid from the beginning. The point is GM is facing the social media storm and trying to respond...Read More»

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How GM Didn't 'Lie' About The Volt, And Why The Press Is Wrong

You may have seen this morning's media frenzy about General Motors' "lie" about the Volt's ability to directly drive the wheels with its range-extending gasoline engine. What you may not know is that the publications screaming "lie!" are doing little more than running self-serving, tabloid-worthy...Read More»

Today at High Gear Media: Volt Charging, Smart USA Calling

The new car from Smart USA will come from Nissan, in the form of a five-door rebadged Micra. Daimler gives its blessing, in case you were worried. [GreenCarReports] The 2011 Chevy Volt's 240V charger costs the same as five AppleTVs...but they don't cost $1475 to install. [GreenCarReports] Oh, so...Read More»

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