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Bloomberg is reporting that General Motors stopped work on the Cadillac Converj, a sleek electric-drive coupe, to focus on cheaper plug-in hybrids for its luxury brand. The report is based on comments from two GM executives who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. The decision, if verified by GM, represents an […]

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Recently at the Detroit auto show, General Motors’ 2014 Cadillac ELR was awarded the Eyes on Design honor as Best Production Vehicle, and the company has posted a video of its designer talking about his work. In his brief talk, Cadillac Exterior Design Manager, Tim Kozub highlights how the company tried to stay true to […]

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Cadillac_2014ELR_silhouette General Motors will unveil the Cadillac ELR at the Detroit Auto Show in January. In a little less than a month the world will get to see the first production Cadillac with an extended-range electric powertrain. General Motors announced yesterday it would take the wraps off the Cadillac ELR at the Detroit Auto Show […]

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After having publicly been announced to hit showroom floors in early 2014, the Cadillac ELR is now undergoing the real-world extreme testing required to take the extended-range electric luxury coupe from auto show stage to reality. Engineers were winter weather chassis testing last week on pre-production ELR models in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, evaluating the car’s […]

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Yesterday, Automotive News reported that General Motors is preparing for future gas price spikes by introducing compact cars for all of its brands, as follows: Chevrolet will brighten up its small car offerings when it introduces the Spark in 2012. Fuel economy for the minicar with edgy styling could reach 45 mpg or higher. In […]

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Beijing Auto Show The Chinese auto market is booming. This year’s Beijing Auto Show, which opened over the weekend, features nearly 100 cars powered by electricity or some other alternative to petroleum. The list of hybrids and electric cars on display looks like a grand vision of what China’s roadways could look like in the […]

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The 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit puts to rest once and for all any questions about whether electricity will be integral to the vehicle powertrains of tomorrow. A sampling of this year’s Detroit announcements reveals different directions depending on whose electric navigation screen you’re viewing at any given moment. General Motors: Volt […]

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Chrysler is killing its dedicated electric car program. General Motors is moving forward with its sleek electric-drive Caddy. What do these news flashes tell us about Detroit’s prospects in the bold new era of EVs and plug-in hybrids? Short Circuit On Friday, Chrysler Spokesman Nick Cappa said that its in-house team of electric car development […]

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There wasn’t a V8 to be heard. Full-size SUVs were banished from sight. And the words “electric car” and “hybrid vehicle” were on every carmaker’s video screen. Detroit—This year’s Detroit auto show was tossed into a brave new world where every manufacturer has to show a plan for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric cars […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard While dismal sales are predicted to continue well into 2009, automakers are betting that the way out of this mess lies in green, high-tech offerings. Hybrid Heatmap In this month’s version, we show the states where hybrids are the most popular. In other words, the heat map shows […]

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