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When it goes on sale later this year, the $37,500 Chevy Bolt will be the first electric car priced in the realm of a Nissan Leaf but with battery about as big as an entry level Tesla Model S. The Bolt’s 60-kwh pack is actually the size of what was supplied in the outgoing 208-mile […]

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General Motors has invested $500 million into ride-sharing company Lyft as it looks to the future of transportation. Besides straight financial backing, GM has pledged to work with Lyft to develop a network of autonomous vehicles that would be available to paying customers on demand. “We strongly believe that autonomous vehicle go-to-market strategy is through […]

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GM car owners will soon be able to enjoy over-the-air updates on their vehicles. The American automaker has confirmed development on technology that will allow its vehicles to get new features wirelessly. GM is currently developing a new electrical architecture for its vehicles that will move much of a car’s computer power to the cloud. […]

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Yesterday General Motors announced it is investing $245 million in a “new vehicle program” at its Orion Township plant where the Chevy Bolt will be produced but this is not to be confused as monies for the Bolt. Rather, said plant representative Chris Bonelli in a phone interview today, the automaker is preparing 300 jobs […]

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Federal investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ ignition switch recall. Justice Department investigators are negotiating what will likely become a record penalty to the American automaker after identifying criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to disclose a defect that resulted in at least 104 deaths. The settlement could be reached as early as […]

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General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, where the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are built, gets 43 percent of its power from methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. This plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top 30 generators of onsite green power. The automaker says the plant’s generation of […]

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General Motors has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year. The Detroit-based company has received this award for Sustained Excellence for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. At the same time, GM also received the Energy Star Climate Communications award. SEE ALSO: 2016 Malibu […]

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California-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. has developed a PHEV drivetrain for pickup trucks. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) explained their conversion offers 100 percent OEM performance and 100 percent zero emissions during city and highway driving, while also reducing emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent. The PHEV system has be shown on a GM […]

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General Motors will be using wind power for the first time to power its automotive manufacturing operations. General Motors (GM) is doing so to answer one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs, allowing it to be run mostly on renewable energy. GM stated this addition of 34 megawatts of wind power allows the company to […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. While the overall passenger vehicle market experienced exceptional results, shares of hybrid and electric vehicles maintained their pace from recent months – albeit in the […]

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