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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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    Volvo Shows Self-Driving Cars with Auto Pilot Interface

    Volvo is previewing the interface for its self-driving cars, and wants to make sure it is as user friendly as possible. Called the IntelliSafe Auto Pilot interface, Volvo designed it to be simple and intuitive with the autonomous mode activated and deactivated with specially designed paddles on the steering wheel. Showing off a safe and […]

    Oddball DeltaWing GT Could Make It To Production

    As promised, the DeltaWing Technology Group is moving forward with producing a street-legal road car. The DeltaWing GT concept made its debut at Road Atlanta as a full-size concept of what a Panoz DeltaWing GT street-legal car could look like. The company also rolled out a DeltaWing GT race car concept chassis, previewing the fuel […]

    Diesel Scandal Could Cost Volkswagen up to $87 Billion

    A Switzerland-based finance company estimates that Volkswagen’s worst case scenario from the diesel scandal will cost it $87 billion. Credit Suisse considered the cost of fixing the emissions problems, reimbursing owners and settling civil and criminal court cases in coming up with the maximum $87 billion total and estimates that the most conservative estimate of […]

    Fisker Automotive Re-Brands As Karma Automotive With New Hybrid For 2016

    Fisker Automotive, the carmaker linked to the Fisker Karma, is once again shifting names as it gets closer to releasing a new plug-in hybrid. When production of the original Fisker Karma wrapped in 2012, the sports car was under the direction of Henrik Fisker’s own Fisker Automotive. Chinese company Wanxiang Group Corp purchased the bankrupt […]

    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 […]