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Some have hoped the revised Chevrolet Volt’s sales would break through a glass ceiling this year, but with 2016 nearing the halfway point, indicators are it will be fortunate to exceed the original Volt’s best sales year in 2012. The first-generation extended-range electric Volt was launched late 2010 for model year 2011 and sold just […]

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Nearly every model in General Motors‘ lineup will have start-stop technology by 2020. The American automaker’s goal is to have at least one powertrain combination available with start-stop technology on nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally by the end of the decade. Start-stop is a fuel-saving feature that automatically turns off the engine when […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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Owners of GM crossovers with overstated mpg claims will receive debit cards as compensation. The move was expected after the American automaker issued a stop sale on the crossovers last week saying that the Monroney Sticker had the wrong mpg figures on it. GM expects the payment offers will be made to about 135,000 retail […]

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GM could have overstated fuel economy figures in more than two million vehicles. Last week, the company issued a stop-sale order on the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave models, saying that the EPA labels on them were incorrect and had overstated mpg claims. Consumer Reports found it peculiar that the issue only affected […]

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This week General Motors outlined its accomplishments and commitments to electrified vehicles, carsharing, mobility, and autonomous vehicles in its annual Sustainability Report. In a letter to stakeholders, GM’s chairman and CEO Mary Barra said she believes the auto industry will be changing more in the next five years than it has in the last 50. […]

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General Motors along with its new partner Lyft plan to test a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt taxis on public roads within one year. The service will be tested with real customers, who can choose to opt in or out of the pilot program when hailing a car using the Lyft app. Other details are […]

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Perhaps befitting its status as a relative newcomer to the industry, Tesla is facing high warranty costs due to problems with quality. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised investors that the company will be profitable in 2016, but in order to do so, the company must cut down on warranty costs that are higher than those […]

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General Motors’ China operations will have access to its entire portfolio of electrified tech solutions to begin turning out domestic and “global” green cars over the next five years. China is the world’s largest car market and GM’s largest as well, accounting for over a third of its business. The company said last month that […]

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To date Chevrolet has accepted zero pre-orders for its 2017 Bolt EV, it makes no attempt to one-up fashionable German sedans, but it does have a few things going for it. One is the purpose-built electric car will be for sale and in production at the end of this year – a year-and-a-half or more […]

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