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    Chevy Bolt Production Confirmed For 2016

    As has been unofficially reported until now, this week General Motors confirmed it will begin production of the 200-plus-mile range Chevy Bolt next year. The occasion for the disclosure was a presentation by Executive Vice President and President, North America Alan Batey speaking to analysts at GM’s annual Global Business Conference in Michigan. The Bolt […]

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    September 2015 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for September continued at an extremely high level, albeit down from August 2015 (a normal seasonal trend), but up significantly from September 2014. […]

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    Central Florida EV Summit Scheduled Oct. 20-22

    In anticipation of plug-in cars soon increasing their numbers, people with a need to know are preparing. To foster this, next month the University of Central Florida’s Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) will host its first EV Transportation and Technology Summit. The U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research facility was established in 2013 and from Oct. […]

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    Hyundai Sonata PHEV Rated 27 Miles Electric Range

    With 27-miles EPA-rated EV range, the Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid will be the second-highest range plug-in hybrid after the Chevy Volt. Its federal ratings clearly eclipse the next-down Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi rated at 19 miles. Hyundai when it launched the car was projecting 24 miles. The carmaker that this year was charged […]

    2016 Chevrolet Volt Review – First Drive

    General Motors has a secret new car called the 2016 Chevy Volt. It can run 53 miles solely on battery power before a gas engine takes over for 420 total miles, is more fun than an “eco” car has any right to be, and we’re here to tell you about it. What? You say you […]

    2016 Chevy Volt Ads Take Serious Poke At Leaf and Prius

    Which would you rather have, a 2016 Chevy Volt or a Toyota Prius or Nissan Leaf? While we’re curious, the question is really Chevrolet’s as its new attack ads have gone live online and reportedly will appear on TV as well. According to Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing, the automaker will be advertising […]

    Volkswagen Not Sure it Cheated on EU Emissions Tests

    Two weeks after admitting to cheating on U.S. EPA diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen is still not sure if it did the same in Europe. The Volkswagen Group has admitted that it hasn’t established whether the illegal software was used during New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) testing in Europe. Although it has established that 11 million […]

    GM Says Li-ion Battery Cells Down To $145/kWh and Still Falling

    In a somewhat unusual move for an automaker, GM divulged this week it is far along the curve toward li-ion batteries cheap enough to sell its reasonably priced Bolt at a profit. Entering 2016 GM said its cells cost $145 per kilowatt-hour, and by late 2021, they could be at the $100 mark. Without actually […]

    What We Know About The Tesla Model X

    After a very long wait, the Tesla Model X has finally transitioned from rumors and spy shots into to a solid vehicle ready for delivery. CEO Elon Musk revealed the production version of the Model X in front of an exuberant crowd on Tuesday, delivering the first few at the end of his presentation. At […]