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Actually, there are more than only 10 reasons to be encouraged that the electrification of transportation has a bright future. This round up however is in case anyone has any doubt after we gave a sober look at what yet gives critics breathing space to poke at the effort to rely on batteries instead of […]

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Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

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Mazda has long been fond of the rotary engine and talk of using it as a range extnder has been seen before of the past couple of years. Now the company is believed likely to produce a plug-in hybrid based around a 330 cc (0.33-liter) single rotor Wankel rotary rear mounted in its new Mazda2. […]

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Perhaps you’ve seen VIA Motors’ extended-range electric pickups and vans that are pending launch, and today the company announced it’s debuting a shuttle version of its van. In an interview today, VIA’s Chief Marketing Officer David West said the Utah-based startup will announce the production van specially configured for airport/hotel duty at the ongoing Edison […]

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More likely to be known sooner is whether anonymous reports are correct that General Motors will invest $450 million and add 1,400 new jobs and a second shift to its Detroit-Hamtramck plant which produces the Volt. If so, this should be revealed tomorrow at an Automotive Press Association luncheon, wrote the Detroit News on Saturday, […]

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The Chevrolet Volt’s popularity has been hit or miss, but what would it take to make it the solution it was originally meant to be? We may find out next year whether GM makes it a “game changer” as intended from its December 2010 launch, or whether it will remain a minority player. Last week […]

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Yesterday, according to “industry sources” speaking anonymously with Edmunds.com, it was reported the second-generation 2016 Chevy Volt would be revealed in 2015. “It is different, but not drastically different,” said an anonymous person to Edmunds. “Just really a bit of a styling change to it.” The redesigned version will reportedly ride on a new front-wheel-drive […]

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Since much hoopla – and greater transparency from its maker – surrounded the Chevrolet Volt during its development and December 2010 launch, the “extended-range electric” car has generated seemingly outsized responses ranging from love to hate. To chase down all the rabbit trails discussing why this is would require a book, but short of that, […]

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