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    General Motors Implementing Bike Share Program

    General Motors is rolling out zero-emissions vehicles with less than one horsepower each. That is, it’s using bicycles. More specifically, the automaker will be promoting employee bike sharing in and around its expansive Warren Technical Center campus. This is not the first time GM has used bikes. Another time was during WWII because of fuel […]

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    2015 VW e-Golf On Sale In November At $36,265

    Today Volkswagen announced its first U.S.-market all-electric car will start at $36,265 including $820 destination when it goes on sale in November. The e-Golf SEL Premium is being positoned as a “fully equipped” competitor to Nissan’s Leaf albeit sold in selected U.S. markets for now. Volkswagen hasn’t published the specific states, but company spokesman Mark […]

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    GM Comes Clean: Cadillac ELR ‘Really Not’ a Tesla Rival

    For all the armchair pundits and paid journalists out there sloshing around the data bits regarding ELR versus Model S, recently GM said the Volt-based coupe is not positioned as GM’s response to Tesla, but GM has previously said it is a competitor. Last Thursday the Detroit News quoted Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global […]

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    Fisker Karma Owners Will Get Access To Spare Parts Soon

    We posted a piece yesterday discussing Michigan-based battery maker A123 making some necessary steps after emerging from bankruptcy, and today have some news relating to A123, albeit more indirectly. Green Car Reports got hold of an email sent to people who had bought the initial batch of 2012 Fisker Karma models by a representative from […]

    Nissan’s Leaf Now In Puerto Rico

    Nissan has delivered its first Leaf on the island of Puerto Rico this week. Nissan stated the first customer is a family owned business dedicated to renewable energy projects. So dedicated, in fact, they purchased two all-electric Nissan Leafs. “We were very anxious for the arrival of the Leaf. Nissan decided to bring them here […]

    A123 Back With Better Ideas, More Cash and Light Batteries

    Few people familiar with the situation will ever forget battery maker A123′s sudden rise and even faster fall from grace. It went from from plucky, brilliant upstart to bankruptcy in only a few years. But after being purchased by a Chinese supplier conglomerate — Wanxiang Group — after emerging from bankruptcy court in 2013, A123 […]

    EV Supercar Maker Renovo Wants To Be Like Tesla, Not Fisker

    A pair of ex-Silicon Valley tech workers are aiming for the proverbial stars with the Renovo Motors Coupe. But don’t be confused by the ’60s throwback body and assume that what’s found under the long aluminum hood is equally antiquated. No, Renovo is pitching its Coupe as an American-built electric-powered supercar, and took its prototype […]

    Volvo Developing Three-Cylinder Engines

    Another automaker that’s turning to small three-cylinder turbocharged gas engines to delay – but not utterly avoid – electrification is Volvo. Actually, the Swedish automaker’s confirmation that it’s developing as many as four three-cylinder variants around 1.5-liters displacement includes that they will be capable of use in hybrids. But, it said, it hopes to put […]

    2015 VW Jetta TDI Starts At $21,640

    Volkswagen revealed its 2015 Jetta powered by the brand’s new TDI Clean Diesel starts at $21,640. The updated car features the turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and what the company describes as being a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. These driver assistance systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, […]