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Word has it that General Motors is mulling whether to discontinue the Chevrolet Volt in 2020 and replace it in 2022 with a crossover-style variant, but would this be desirable? According to Reuters, which cited “people familiar with the plans,” the Volt is one of six presumably under-selling vehicles the automaker is thinking about canceling. […]

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If news from Japan is correct, Honda and General Motors are in the final stages of a proposed tie-up to co-develop plug-in hybrids. The two automakers since Summer 2013 have been collaborating on hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology for which they are the top two patent holders. A move to increase the alliance – in […]

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In recent months General Motors has rolled-out a compelling hybrid transmission architecture at the heart of the 2016 Volt, 2016 Malibu hybrid and a possibly related transmission for the 2016 RWD Cadillac CT6 plugin hybrid. This new hybrid system helps the Volt launch to 30 mph like a Tesla after stops at traffic signals and […]

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As the January 12 Detroit revelation of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt draws near, people are wondering whether the first plug-in car to be fully redesigned for a second generation will remain a limited-market niche product. General Motors’ Mark Reuss has twice said in teaser videos Chevrolet will attract customers it never did before with the […]

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Today General Motors revealed the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt will receive a substantially improved Voltec powertrain providing better efficiency and performance. The system pioneered in the first-generation Volt introduced December 2010 has been entirely re-thought, and updates have been made to improve battery chemistry, T-pack configuration, electric drive components and range-extending gas-powered generator. A higher […]

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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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Speaking to a group of former Buick employees, GM’s North America global product and supply chain executive vice president, Mark Reuss, said the pending generation 2 Volt will see “fuel economy and efficiency” increase. The report from yesterday of Reuss’ snippet of info did not hint how many miles electric range the new car would […]

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Bolstered by a surge in SUV, pickup, and other mainstream vehicle sales, General Motors’ July sales overall were the highest they’ve been since 2007 – up 9 percent year-over-year, and the Chevy Volt was up 13 percent with 2,020 deliveries. The Volt sold relatively well considering its record, but GM is focused more on the […]

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Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

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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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