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GM, CMU: Who's Right About The Electric Car? (Hint: Neither)

GM, CMU: Who's Right About The Electric Car? (Hint: Neither)

A week ago, Carnegie Mellon University issued a report that said long- and mid-range electric cars are "not cost effective in any scenario". Their rationale? The expense of installing a battery big enough to get 40 miles per charge is never going to pay for itself in fuel savings. Furthermore, just... read more

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Feuding Over Powder From South America: Sound Familiar?

Nearly half of the world's supply of lithium lies within desert salt mines in Bolivia. As demand for lithium ramps up quickly, driven by promising lithium-ion automotive... read more February 4, 2009 by 0

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GM Responds Thoughtfully To California Waiver

Falling short of praise for the Obama Administration's dedication to carefully review California's requested waiver to go around - and exceed - the EPA's emissions and... read more January 27, 2009 by 2

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Opel Not Left Out of the Volt Race

digg_url = ''; GM's well-oiled press machine looks like it's putting in overtime--this... read more January 26, 2009 by 0

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GM Calls Internal Combustion Engine 'Simply Not Sustainable'

On its Fast Lane Blog, General Motors makes the bold claim that the internal combustion engine will ultimately go the way of the horse and buggy, calling it "simply not... read more January 21, 2009 by 3

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GM To Make Its Own Batteries

For as long as your author can remember, General Motors (as well as Ford and Chrysler) always held at least two press conferences during the Detroit Auto Show. Sunday... read more January 12, 2009 by 1

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Michigan Breaks for Batteries

Remember the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Battery Cell Manufacture--you know, that think tank/prototyping coaltion we told you about a couple of weeks back?... read more January 5, 2009 by 0

2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt: First Production Photos

These photos of the production 2011 Chevrolet Volt have been released on a media information Web site. The pictures of the production Volt show all the details we've been... read more September 9, 2008 by 501

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Movie Shoot Leaks 2011 Chevrolet Volt

You're looking at what could be the production version of the Chevrolet Volt, at long last. The Transformers Live Blog site capture these pics--and the video below--that... read more August 29, 2008 by 0

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GM Leaks More Pics of 2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is being revealed, slowly but surely, sketch by video by Webisode by photo--and these are the latest driblets in the GM PR machine's steady leak of... read more August 14, 2008 by 3

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Is Chrysler Charging into EV Segment?

Is Chrysler getting charged up about electric vehicles? That's the word going around in Detroit this week, as the automakers confirms published reports that it is working up... read more July 14, 2008 by 4

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Volt No Salvation, Warns GM

Don't count on the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to deliver significant corporate fuel economy gains, General Motors is warning federal regulators. Though the automaker... read more July 11, 2008 by 13

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Breaking Wind? Bubble Cars and Aero Trucks

After being put into suspended animation following a botched operation, Woody Allen wakes up centuries in the future - as a wanted man. Looking to escape, he steals an... read more June 20, 2008 by 3


GM's "Very Difficult" Transformation

In technical terms, they’re called “strategic initiatives.” But for practical purposes, the wide range of changes General Motors has announced this morning amounts to... read more June 3, 2008 by 5

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Prius Tops 1 Million

What began as little more than a technical curiosity has moved solidly into the mainstream. Toyota Motor Co. just sold its 1 millionth Prius, the world’s first mass-market... read more May 20, 2008 by 4

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

MORE PHOTOS: Will General Motors save the electric vehicle? The automaker took plenty of lumps when it decided to kill off its quirky little EV1 battery car, a decade ago... read more January 7, 2007 by 0


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