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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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    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 […]

    Toyota Mulling More Fuel Cell Vehicles

    Can you see in your mind’s eye the vision of a “Hydrogen Society” and myriad future hydrogen fuel cell vehicles all running clean on electricity? Toyota can, and while its Mirai was just born practically yesterday, the automaker is talking about it having offspring beyond the four-passenger, four-door $57,500 sedan presently offered only in select […]

    Chevrolet to Begin Testing Self-Driving Volts Late 2016

    GM has announced that it will be testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts late next year. The fleet of 2017 Chevrolet Volts will be seen roaming around the American automaker’s Technical Center campus in Warren, Mich., and employees there will be able to summon one of the Volts and select their destination through an […]