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General Motors has been tapping into engineering experience that goes back to astronauts driving its Lunar Rover on the moon. GM’s Chevrolet brand paid tribute Thursday to engineers who’d designed the all-electric Lunar Rover. It had been driven by Apollo 15 astronauts on the moon during a trip there in July 1971. It may be […]

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What with cars like the 238-mile Chevy Bolt and 215-plus mile Tesla Model 3 making BMW’s 81-114-mile range i3 look a bit short-legged, the German carmaker may infuse a bit more range into its small EV. According to a “source,” BMW Blog says BMW is upgrading the battery pack from 94 Ah to 120, possibly […]

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General Motors has extended a shutdown of the plant building the Chevy Bolt in a move to trim an oversupply of GM vehicles. The Detroit automaker saw its overall new vehicle inventory hit a 10-year high in June. Promises were made to investors to scale it down from a steep 105 days supply to 70 […]

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With calendar year 2017 half way over, U.S. plug-in electrified sales are at an all time high. From January through June, sales for most models are up, and a couple new models to the top-five roster have helped with the total. As of the end of June, the U.S. has purchased 87,307 plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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California is looking at a bill that could make available up to $3 billion in rebates for purchasing electrified cars in the state. The bill, AB 1184, passed in the assembly and heading for the state senate next week doesn’t specify set amounts for incentives, but does emphasize providing more of the funds to low-income […]

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General Motors may soon host the world’s largest fleet of self-driving vehicles through its test run of automated Chevy Bolts. The automaker will appears poised to roll out 300 of its self-driving compact crossovers for testing, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, and in doing so, knock Waymo and 80 test vehicles […]

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Car shoppers in the seven states thus far delivering the Chevrolet Bolt EV in its ongoing nationwide rollout are seeing dealers slashing prices already. Automotive News researched what dealers have been doing on website car listings, with many of them offering discounts off sticker prices in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. One Chevy dealer in […]

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Converting over to an electric car only brand is an option being explored by Opel’s chief executive as the European automaker braces for General Motor’s possible sale of Opel to PSA Group. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has been putting a plan together to go this route if necessary, reported German monthly Manager Magazin. He’d been […]

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General Motors is striding forward on its mobility strategy through its Maven carsharing unit and autonomous vehicle test projects. According to CEO Mary Barra speaking to Wall Street analysts on a conference call this week, GM launched Maven last year as one of the first car manufacturers to enter the car-sharing business. It now operates […]

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General Motors confirmed it will no longer manufacture any more Chevrolet Spark EVs, and that production stopped in the summer of 2016. The automaker valued lessons learned from the Spark EV as it prepared to launch the Chevy Bolt in December. “We’re excited to build on the great experience of our electrification program, including Spark […]

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