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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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General Motors invested $500 million last January for a nine-percent stake of ride-sharing company Lyft, and apparently wanted to own all of it. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the automaker approached Lyft in “recent weeks” about a potential acquisition that was declined. Citing a post from technology website The Information, the report said […]

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Chevrolet is going to try to take advantage of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal with its revised diesel-powered Cruze. Speaking with Automotive News, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, Dan Nicholson, outlined Chevy’s plan to go after customers put off by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating. “There are a lot of diesel intenders and diesel-loyal people […]

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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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