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The Chevy Volt is America’s best-selling plug-in gas-electric car but as sales this year of Toyota’s new Prius Prime are improving, which would make better sense for you? If that most-telling measure – consumer purchases – is any indicator, the Volt is still ahead in the U.S. plug-in hybrid popularity contest, but not by much. […]

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Buick has updated the LaCrosse sedan for the 2018 model year with a new standard eAssist system, an available nine-speed automatic transmission and more. The eAssist system is standard with the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder powered 2018 LaCrosse. A small lithium-ion battery pack powers an electric motor which provides assistance to gasoline engine when accelerating and […]

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Nearly every automaker has electric cars in the works, but a top General Motors executive said today it will be the first to sell them profitably. “We know the customers would like to drive electric cars but are unwilling to pay any more for them,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for product development. […]

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The American automaker will fund a new research and development facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco, California. The $14-million investment will add over 1,100 jobs for Cruise Automation, which GM acquired in March 2016. The investments will also allow Cruise Automation to expand development of self-driving technologies with the aim of transforming personal mobility. […]

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Chevrolet says its Bolt EV has “cracked the code” toward far greater acceptance for an electric car, but whether it can sell in far greater volume is an open question. How does one define “crack the code?” It’s akin to saying the Bolt EV hits the key wish list requests of many more fence-sitting consumers […]

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Honda and General Motors are taking a step forward on hydrogen-powered cars together, announcing an $85 million investment into hydrogen fuel cell stack production at a plant in Michigan. GM’s Brownstown Township plant in Michigan will produce the fuel cell equipment, starting around 2020, under the name of the joint venture, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing […]

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Even though they still have leftover storage capacity once they’ve degraded too far for automotive use, lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, not reused. At least, that’s what a new report says. Automakers have been experimenting with alternative uses for these batteries, but a report from Lux Research suggests that recycling the battery packs would be […]

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GM is getting prepared to debut a crazy-looking fuel cell-powered military vehicle. Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the vehicle, which isn’t being called a concept, will be based on the Chevrolet Colorado and will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The SUV will be used […]

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The first major manufacturer built battery electric cars in this present era started slow in 2011, but progress is happening. In a recent fact sheet, the U.S. EPA documented as much for electric cars – not including the discontinued GM EV1 of the 1990s – saying median range has risen while there are four-times as […]

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Media reports have seen hybrid-electric vehicles playing second fiddle to plug-ins, their U.S. sales have certainly declined, but the global market is on the rise. The source of this report is the automaker with the most to gain or lose – Toyota, which owns more than 80 percent of the global market share, and 73 […]

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