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  1. Trademark Suggests GM Looking to Tap into EV1 Nostalgia with 'AV1'

    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...
  2. Is there hope for affordable lead-acid EV batteries?

    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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