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Chevrolet has a new 30-second spot for the Volt as the brand continues against resistance to get the message out about what the car can do. This is not to say anyone needs to understand the mechanics of it, but even understanding that this is a car that, 1) runs for 38 miles more or […]

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VIA Motors inaugurated its first high-volume electric vehicle assembly line this week, located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The Governor, Dr. Fernando Toranzo, officiated at the ceremony along with VIA Motors president Alan Perriton, and Pablo Acedo, president of VIA Motors Latin America (VMLM). “I was impressed with how smooth, quiet, and powerful the truck […]

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Cadillac’s extended-range ELR due in January will use a state-of-the-art active noise canceling system that goes beyond other cars that incorporate the technology. The goal of noise canceling is essentially the antithesis of BMW’s piping the sound of a well-tuned exhaust into the high-fi sound system in its M5. Rather, music to the ears of […]

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GM’s European division, Opel/Vauxhall, will unveil the  Monza Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Monza is, according to GM, the first car to feature cutting-edge LED projection infotainment and will present an evolution of the Ampera’s revolutionary powertrain. “The Monza Concept represents the Opel/Vauxhall car of tomorrow,” said Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel/Vauxhall […]

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How well the batteries of an EV are assembled and built is key to the reliability of any electric vehicle. With this in mind, General Motors (GM) chose ultrasonic welding, a high-tech manufacturing process used in the aerospace and medical industries, to help ensure high quality for the batteries of the new Cadillac ELR extended-range […]

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The first extended-range electric 2014 Cadillac ELR has rolled off the line at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. As pre-production models, these will reportedly be used for testing purposes by engineers, with consumer models slated for later this year. News of this occasion was released as GM prepared for this weekend’s Belle Isle Grand Prix, […]

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One of the UK’s first suppliers of electricity and leading distributor of electrical equipment, Edmundson Electrical has invested in three Amperas, the European Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) cousin. Edmundson Electrical’s Barking office Branch Manager, Jo Ellis has already covered his first 4,000 miles in his Ampera. “I rely on my car for work […]

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Australian telecommunications company Telstra last month added the Holden-branded Volt to its vehicle fleet, marking the first time that an electric car has been used by Telstra as a company vehicle. Holden, a long-running Australian vehicle company is owned by General Motors, and is one of GM’s nine global design centers. While the Aussie car […]

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