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  1. General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Like the space program, the EV! gave birth to some pioneering technologies. While the car was killed, the technologies live on. Things like regenerative braking, keyless ignition, low rolling resistance tires, tire pressure sensing and more. The Big Gulp Test is a fun name for an acciental...
  2. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    GM-Volt sister site, GM Inside News, has uncovered a trademark application from GM for the name “AV1.” Though the application is still under review, the name would apply to motor vehicles and may hint at a future Cruise Automation product. Known informally as the Cruise AV (short for autonomous...
  3. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    By Gary Witzenburg on autobloggreen: "When General Motors launched its pioneering two-seat EV1 in 1997, its batteries were "advanced" lead acid (PbA). That means they were big, heavy, had low energy density and a limited life. But it was the best available chemistry at the time. That first...
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