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  1. What's GM's EV Plan Now?

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    GM's EV game plan is pretty much what it was back in 2017 I think. Remember, that's also when GM announced that 2019 would be the last year for the Volt, something many seemed to ignore, forget or hoped would not happen. GM's recent sedan and plant killing announcement made a point of saying...
  2. High MPG Shopping List: Toyota, Honda, Kia. No Volt.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    A co-worker of my wife is looking for a new car. My wife asked what was on his list: Toyota, Honda, Kia. My wife asked, "Why no Volt?" Answer: they were looking for a high MPG car!! He asked her a lot of intelligent questions. My wife laid out the facts about our Volt (she is very...
  3. August 'little league' EV sales report

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Usually electric vehicle sales headlines pay attention to the two relatively major players – Tesla and Nissan – but month after month a slew of limited-market electric cars also scratch out some earnings compared to their manufacturers' respective volume models. At this juncture, these would be...
  4. Akerson wants 'change' at GM and speaks about the Volt

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    If some of you would like to see GM take a more aggressive stance with its Voltec technology, despite its info-guarding public relations department, you might actually find someone above them who’d agree on points with you. That would be GM’s Chairman and CEO, Dan Akerson. In a recent...
  5. Analysis: PR fallout over NHTSA's Volt investigation

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Editor's note: Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Today the Chevy Volt, an American solution to pressing needs, is not being attacked by outsiders, but having to be defended from excessive and critical scrutiny by various interests in its own...
  6. GM insider says Volt production cost will decrease, engineering will improve

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Intending to spur interest for its present production, GM has tried to cap information leaks about next-generation Chevrolet Volts, but last week a few tidbits were revealed about both Generation 2 and 3. According to Alan Taub, GM vice president for global research and development, Chevrolet...
  7. Smart grids, more intelligent cars: GM and utilities team up for the future

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Looking toward a proliferation of plug-in cars on the horizon, utility company researchers and General Motors have been collaborating on a broad-based, three-year project begun last year intended to facilitate next-generation smart charging capabilities. How smart? Smart enough that one day...
  8. Battery powered vehicles: where can technology go from here?

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Of all the factors needed for electric vehicles to come into full acceptance, many agree improvements in battery technology are up there, at or near the top. While early adopters are willing to accept range limits, first-generation pricing and recharging times of several hours or longer, many...
  9. Study estimates EV deployment in US from 2011-2015

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    While it could be said to be anyone’s guess how electric vehicles in the U.S. will be adopted in coming years, nearly every stakeholder is at least attempting to estimate it one way or the other, not least of these being General Motors. In a study funded by a GM research grant, and conducted by...