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Chevy has prepared an entire fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs, showing that mass production is possible with this type of sophisticated technology. Chevy has built 130 Bolt EVs outfit with a full suite of self-driving hardware and software, showing that it can include this type of technology in its mass-production process. These new vehicles will […]

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Buick has updated the LaCrosse sedan for the 2018 model year with a new standard eAssist system, an available nine-speed automatic transmission and more. The eAssist system is standard with the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder powered 2018 LaCrosse. A small lithium-ion battery pack powers an electric motor which provides assistance to gasoline engine when accelerating and […]

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Chevrolet’s 238-mile range Bolt EV is a major leap forward among mass-appeal electric cars and for now arguably the best. Why? Several reasons that add up to a nicely designed vehicle that does what it’s supposed to, while being enjoyable to motor around in, and boasting amazing efficiency as well. As the first EV with […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is an entertaining yet practical car that happens to be all electric. That’s at least one overarching impression following a 100-mile drive around San Francisco last week in the 238-mile range compact crossover that nets for under $30,000 after a federal tax credit. While inevitable critics will poke at things they […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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Honda revealed yesterday at the Detroit auto show that it is adding a dedicated hybrid model to its light truck lineup in 2018. The announcement was made during the introduction of Honda’s all-new Odyssey minivan by Takahiro Hachigo, the automaker’s president and CEO. The new hybrid model – Ridgeline pickup shown, as no images are […]

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt is more than a relatively cost-effective EV, it’s also the testbed for General Motors’ self-driving technologies. Chevrolet has already been road testing 30 prototype self-driving Bolts in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Ariz., deployed by GM’s Cruise Automation subsidiary, and next move is in its home turf. That is, it will begin building […]

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The diesel-powered 2017 Cruze hatchback — Chevrolet’s first hatchback available in North America — could be become the first non-hybrid car to achieve 50 mpg on the highway. Its optional 1.6-liter tubrocharged diesel engine borrowed from the UK’s Vauxhall Astra will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Several European magazines […]

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Yesterday on the GM-Volt.com forum the general manager of Southern California-based Keyes Chevrolet posted it has received word it is getting 2017 Bolts and taking pre-orders. “Initial allocation is 78; I have 35 deposits so that leaves 43 open slots,” wrote Rick Alpern on the forum of the EV with 238 miles range, starting at […]

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Chevrolet chose to introduce the 2018 Equinox last night, the evening of the autumn equinox, and it came with a surprise — a 1.6-liter turbo diesel that Chevy estimates will achieve and estimated 40 mpg in highway driving. The compact crossover SUV segment is now the industry’s single-largest segment, and the Equinox crossover is Chevrolet’s […]

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