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General Motors has said it will not be caught behind in automotive propulsion electrification, and today it again backed that statement with substantial investments for its Chevrolet Volt and “two future products” yet to be revealed. The company said it will invest $449 million to upgrade processes at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly […]

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More likely to be known sooner is whether anonymous reports are correct that General Motors will invest $450 million and add 1,400 new jobs and a second shift to its Detroit-Hamtramck plant which produces the Volt. If so, this should be revealed tomorrow at an Automotive Press Association luncheon, wrote the Detroit News on Saturday, […]

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Yesterday former Volt line director and former Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz was announced as a new member of the Electrification Coalition (EC). His contribution to electrification was more pronounced when he was working for General Motors, where he worked over 30 years, and was in charge of the Volt from concerts stage in 2006 to […]

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It’s been said of the still-new breed of “plug-in vehicles” that the proverbial horses have broken past the gate, there’s no putting them back, and more precisely, during 2013 these “horses” crested past the one-third million global unit mark. Counting reported registrations and sales of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles since a few came to […]

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Chevrolet announced starting this summer it will have some of the fastest vehicles on the roads, and that it has nothing to do with horsepower. Chevrolet said drivers will be enjoying high-speed data – made possible by a new OnStar 4G LTE connection in the vehicle, running on AT&T’s network. Chevrolet made the announcement at […]

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Tesla Motors has established a strong, if not invincible foothold in the industry, and the prospect of it being purchased by the likes of General Motors in 2014 is being floated. This news came by way of the highly regarded trader for Praxis Trading, Yra Harris, who aired the proposition on CNBC, saying he can […]

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A nationwide survey exploring U.S. consumer attitudes toward 10 clean energy technologies has found a wide disconnect between those who “favor” alternative energy transportation and the percentage that buy it. Based on a statistically significant cross-sampling of 1,084 consumers who answered an online questionnaire by Navigant Research in fall 2013, over 60 percent of respondents […]

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What are our five favorite alternative energy cars this year? Before we get to that, there are undoubtedly many passenger vehicles worthy of consideration, and some even meet needs our top picks would not. Also, unlike other “green car of the year” type selections, the vehicles that make our list need not be mass-market sellers, […]

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As Tesla works toward a new entry-level electric car promised to have 200 miles range, and cost in the low 30s, General Motors says it will too – and it will carry an on-board generator. The new $30,000 range-extended GM car, reportedly to be revealed by 2016, will benefit from improved batteries, and seems to […]

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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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