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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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General Motors’ Cadillac ELR may not be as perceptibly “disruptive” as the Tesla Model S, but its last commercial sure ruffled some tail feathers while the latest is decidedly more benign. Posted by the automaker last Thursday, the new ad explains the Cadillac with slightly modified Chevy Volt powertrain with serene visuals and a simple […]

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In order to meet 2017-2025 fuel efficiency and emissions mandates imposed by federal CAFE and California rules, electrification in various forms will be vital, and that right there is one reason not to count General Motors out. Not that an honest, objective look would suggest anyone should dismiss GM, but questions as to how committed […]

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Today General Motors’ Cadillac division unveiled its much-anticipated extended-range electric ELR based on the Chevy Volt’s powertrain. With styling and interior appointments befitting the new sportier image of the brand, the ELR is very true to the 2009 Converj show car. “ELR is an unprecedented combination of luxury, advanced engineering and progressive design in a […]

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