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If just some of the automakers who’ve made statements committing to electrify a large percentage or all of their future products stay true to their word, the world ought to be swimming in plug-in cars by mid next decade. Or sooner. Or so one might think given relatively radical projections made by automakers who only […]

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The next electric vehicle from General Motors might be a Buick crossover. That information comes from Inside EVs which reports that it got the information from a source who attended a focus group about the new vehicle in California. That GM was planning more vehicles based on the Bolt EV platform is not new, but […]

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Two years ago there was only one 200-plus-mile range EV sold, Tesla’s Model S, but that is due to quickly change. In two years from now, the tally of 200-plus-mile range EVs for sale or pending production launch could be up to 10, and by the end of 2020, there could be at least 20 […]

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Word has it that General Motors is mulling whether to discontinue the Chevrolet Volt in 2020 and replace it in 2022 with a crossover-style variant, but would this be desirable? According to Reuters, which cited “people familiar with the plans,” the Volt is one of six presumably under-selling vehicles the automaker is thinking about canceling. […]

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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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