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Reducing weight is one good way to improve fuel economy, and auto-industry suppliers who work on brakes have been trying to replace conventional vacuum-style boosters in order to cut vehicle mass for a long time. One solution is electrically actuated brakes, and supplier ZF TRW said that it expects market penetration to be 8 percent […]

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General Motors is bringing hybrid power back to its pickup trucks, though for now the trucks are limited to buyers in California. In a select number of 2016 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras fitted with a 5.3-liter V8 and eight-speed transmission, GM will offer eAssist mild-hybrid technology, resulting in a boost of 2 mpg across […]

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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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VIA Motors has started production of its 2015 models of electrified trucks. Bob Lutz announced on Tuesday the 2015 production launch of the for now fleet-only VIA Electrified 4WD Chevy Silverado and Chevy Express cargo and passenger vans at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, is […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Yesterday Chevrolet announced the price of the CNG option for their 2015 pickup trucks and commercial vans. The bi-fuel option, allowing either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500 in the U.S. GM also announced the dedicated CNG option […]

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The 2015 GMC Canyon was revealed on January 12, an all-new midsize truck that brings back 4-cylinder power to the lineup and will add diesel power next year. GMC said it expects the Canyon to be the most powerful and efficient truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more while being efficient. […]

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Are you ready to by your next Chevrolet Volt, Spark or diesel-powered Cruze online? General Motors thinks so. General Motors (GM) announced yesterday Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the U.S. now have a new online retailing tool available for the growing number of new car buyers who want to use the Internet to […]

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VIA Motors inaugurated its first high-volume electric vehicle assembly line this week, located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The Governor, Dr. Fernando Toranzo, officiated at the ceremony along with VIA Motors president Alan Perriton, and Pablo Acedo, president of VIA Motors Latin America (VMLM). “I was impressed with how smooth, quiet, and powerful the truck […]

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Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year. The vehicles were announced at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo, which focuses on clean technologies and […]

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