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    LG Chem Will Have 200-Mile Range Battery By 2016

    General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

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    2015 Cadillac ELR Expected To Get More Electric Range

    Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    2015 Volt Gets Larger 17.1-kWh Battery

    Updates to the 2015 Chevy Volt include minor things like interior and exterior color choices, WiFi connectivity, and … an unannounced upgrade to the propulsion battery to 17.1 kilowatt-hours – up from 16.5. The extended-range electric Volt was launched December 2010 as a 2011 model with a 16.0-kwh pack rated at 35 miles electric range, […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Fisker’s New Owners Want Karma Re-Launched, Second Model Within 3 Years

    In addition to re-launching the Karma series hybrid, Fisker Automotive’s new owners hope to introduce a second plug-in model within the next three years. However, both Lu Guanqiu, chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group Co., which bought Fisker during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year, and Pin Ni, president of the company’s U.S. unit, are […]

    GM Will Reportedly Build Chevy Sonic EV With 200 Mile Range

    Just a few days ago there were several individual stories floating out there – each potentially unrelated but important nonetheless. First, the news that Opel was killing its Ampera plug-in hybrid, then LG Chem announced that it was working on a 200-mile-range EV with one automaker (but not confirming which one). Next was the bit […]

    Chevrolet Provides 12 Volts To MBAs Across America

    Chevrolet announced it is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America known as MBAs Across America. MBAs Across America launched last year when four first-year Harvard MBA students drove 8,000 miles across the country, offering free business […]

    Unique BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition Created

    In celebration of the U.S. arrival of the BMW i8, BMW created a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition. This special one-off i8 will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date. BMW said the car will be distinguished by a […]

    McLaren Previews P1 GTR Ahead of Pebble Beach

    Next month McLaren will show what may be the world’s most expensive and powerful hybrid at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The P1 GTR design concept is a track-focused machine designed after customers asked for such a creation, and the estimated $3,357,000 car is due to go into production after the last of 375 […]

    Polaris GEM Launching 2015 Lineup Of EVs

    The 2015 line of Polaris GEM electric vehicles is now available. GEM said the lineup of transport e2, e4, e6 and light-utility vehicles eS, eL, eL XD, eM1400 feature zero-emissions and are equipped to seat two-to-six people and haul up to 1,450 pounds of payload. New for 2015, Polaris GEM is launching the eM1400 LSV […]