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To help lure-in possible buyers, Cadillac Canada is offering a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe. “The ELR’s blend of leading technology with provocative design and fun-to-drive performance is set to bring new buyers to Cadillac and to electrification itself,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief […]

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Last month was a good month for car sales in general, plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in particular, and regarding this latter category, Americans bought their 250,000th. This count includes all road-going U.S. plug-in passenger car sales since 2008 when Tesla’s Roadster was launched, to the present. Early this year, excluding commercial vehicles, we chronicled just […]

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There are now more than six dozen alternative energy cars for sale in America, but we thought we’d summarize five that provide an exceptional balance of value and efficiency. These do relatively well in monthly sales, so that means we’re not the only ones who’ve figured out these can make sense. To be fair, we’ll […]

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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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In 1908, the Model T sparked an explosion for Ford’s sales with a boom heard around the world. After the U.S. was introduced to hybrids before 2000, noises were heard, but advocates still look forward to a “game changer.” One big reason for hybrid and plug-in vehicles has been to reduce emissions and petroleum consumption, […]

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General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

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Happy Independence Day America! Now, how would you like freedom from petroleum dependence, less concern about geopolitical instability, while enjoying positive environmental and economic effects that could follow? For four decades since a wake-up call known as the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, we’ve been chasing an elusive goal called “energy independence.” Some who point […]

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Chevrolet is greener than in the past and this year the automaker found its way onto Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands report for the first time, ranking No. 32. The report gauges the gap between public perception of a brand’s environmental performance – its “green image” – and its actual environmental practices, using publicly […]

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If you could have your wish, what would you like to see General Motors do to make the next Chevrolet Volt better? According to the automaker which recently polled its owners, the top requests are a lower price, a fifth seat space in back, and longer all-electric range. GM has begun shipping 2015 Volts but […]

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Ever wondered who installed the battery pack on the Volt or ELR you are driving? It turns out it is most likely the Evetta Osborne and Monique Watson daughter-mother duo. Both ladies work side by side at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and GM said they have installed the lithium-ion battery pack on nearly every […]

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