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Citing demand and oversupply issues, General Motors is idling the factory making four different car models, including the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will experience a reduction in vehicle output starting next Friday, Oct. 20. This will lead into a month-long wind down of production, culminating in a full shutdown on Nov. […]

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A recent comment by General Motors CEO Mary Barra this week has sent EV fans to speculating, as she said a “huge range of vehicles” will be spun off from the Bolt EV platform. How one defines a huge range of vehicles, how soon these will be, and what really to expect at all were […]

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No car show these days would be complete without a sufficient helping of green car news, and this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit does not disappoint. Several concept cars and actual products pending were rolled out this week during media previews to show that automakers wish to be taken seriously about what […]

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Volkswagen is combining its past and future with its latest concept, an all-electric van that takes its inspiration from the Microbus. This is the second vehicle in the I.D. family and will also be based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform, a new scalable platform that will underpin a number of new electric […]

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Nissan unveiled the all-new diesel powered Nissan Titan full-size pickup on Monday at the North American International Auto Show. With the Titan XD, Nissan tries to offer a pickup truck that slots in-between full size pickup trucks and their heavy-duty versions. “With the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, we weren’t just going for ‘best-in-class. Instead, we […]

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Land Rover announced in Detroit diesel power is coming under the hood of its 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. The company said the Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs are expected to deliver 25 miles per gallon combined, a 32 percent improvement over the supercharged V6, and reach a […]

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The Detroit show is underway for 2015 and Volkswagen is showcasing  the Cross Coupe GTE PHEV concept. At the end of 2016, Volkswagen will start production of a new model in Chattanooga, Tennessee: a seven-seater mid-size SUV. As a preview to this vehicle, Volkswagen is now showing the five-seater Cross Coupe GTE at the North […]

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General Motors is rolling out zero-emissions vehicles with less than one horsepower each. That is, it’s using bicycles. More specifically, the automaker will be promoting employee bike sharing in and around its expansive Warren Technical Center campus. This is not the first time GM has used bikes. Another time was during WWII because of fuel […]

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The Audi allroad shooting brake PHEV concept is making its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a hybrid crossover; Audi said its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro. “The show […]

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Mini confirmed its new Mini Cooper will see its U.S. version fully unveiled next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The latest generation of the Mini is said by the British premium brand to be once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. Mini added […]

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