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Chevy Volt

How The Chevy Volt Got Its $40k Price Tag

AdAge | Dave Guilford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT ( -- In 2006, Bob Lutz was steaming over Toyota's success with the Prius hybrid. ...

GM Board Promises Faster Rollout Of New Vehicles

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — At its first meeting, the board overseeing the new General Motors Co. ordered management to bring some new vehicles to ma...

Who Will Win The Small Car Wars? (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For automakers across the globe, small is the new big. Gone are the days of gas guzzling SUVs and huge payloads. Car sales, driving habits and consu...

What!?! Bob Lutz back at GM!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.

After GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies -- What Now?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Despite the news about GM filing for bankruptcy, my state should not be the object of pity. We will not be victims: We intend to lead the country in a move from 20th century rust to 21st century green.

What Does GM's Bankruptcy Mean for the Chevy Volt? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A couple of months ago, GM said that it would keep the Chevy Volt even if it lost money. Now, post Chapter 11, they're saying that the bankruptcy won'...

Michigan Will Lead the Green Industrial Revolution

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Some doubters on this website have advocated "pulling the plug on Detroit." Instead, I invite you to plug in to the power of American ingenuity and American transformation.

Fuel Economy Standards Are Only Half a Solution

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

In a remarkably bold regulatory move, the Obama administration is setting new, aggressive fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.

New GM CEO OK With Losing Money On Volt, Predicts Higher Oil Prices

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The poor Chevy Volt. There's a lot of pressure on it. If the Chevy Volt doesn't work out, it will be derided and electric cars will be called unsusta...

For Wagoner, Camaro Comes Too Late

Anne Stockwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anne Stockwell

We say GM can't make fuel-efficient cars we want to drive, but the Camaro proves otherwise. Whatever his failings, Wagoner, who resigned Sunday, deserves a piece of that credit.

Flying Cars Could Beat Chevy Volt To Market (VIDEO)

The Big Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is the first time that the thought of a flying car has ever depressed me. TheBigMoney is pretty worked up about them, though: Flying cars have b...

GM Hoping Battery-Powered Car Will Be A Game Changer

Washington Post | Kendra Marr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

General Motors frequently holds up the Chevrolet Volt as a symbol of its future and a testimony to its ingenuity when it asks Washington officials for...

8 Green "Colbert Report" Moments (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To continue our green fun from the 7 green moments from "The Daily Show," we've assembled 8 green moments on "The Colbert Report." In these clips, St...

America, Don't Copy...Build Something Better!

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

How ideal and opportune, then, for Detroit and the Obama Administration to partner on a new pathway for our future: initiate an Apollo-like project to develop the DMFC.

Five Scariest Detroit Auto Show Moments -- 2009

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

America is the world's biggest automotive market, yet offers very little in the way of independent analysis and car, truck or motorcycle testing.

It's All Business at Depressed Auto Show

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Hernandez

It was a different kind of auto show this year in Detroit. Gone were the celebrity presenters, the pyrotechnics, the herd of cattle escorting new pickups to the media pool. Those days are over.

Automakers, Fearing for Their Lives, Are Going Green Fast

Hank Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hank Green

The more Ford, GM and Chrysler talk about their electric vehicles, the more they appear to be actually innovating, instead of stagnating.

Simple Solutions for 2009

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

By now you have no doubt read a dozen reviews of 2008 and projections for 2009, all pure guesses for the latter, unless someone was carefully predicti...

Some Good -- and Fun -- Automotive News for the Holidaze

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Really wish there were better news to post about, but the auto industry is reeling worldwide, and there's no better example than Toyota.

Ford To Idle 10 Plants, GM Halting Construction Of Volt Plant

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is looking at "orderly" bankruptcy as a possible way to deal with the desperately ailing U.S. auto industry...

2030 Predictions: Flat Demand For Oil, Surge In Number Of Hybrid Vehicles

Dot Earth | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Annual Energy Outlook projecting United States energy trends through 2030 foresees flat demand for oil, a shrinking need for imports and enormous ...

So GM Gets Bailed Out and Brings Us the Chevy Volt...and Then What?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

As Congress closes in a "short term," bailout of the Big Three Detroit Automakers, it's time to ask what their product plans for the future are going to be, if they survive.

Claim: 25,000 Mile Battery For Plug-In Hybrid

AutoGreenBlog | Domenick Yoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The lithium ion batteries being used for plug-in hybrids such as the Chevy Volt are easily the single most expensive part of the car and now, AFS Trin...

Is The Hybrid Car Battery Problem Solved?

New York Times | Matthew L. Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AFS Trinity Power, a small company in Bellevue, Wash., says it has the problem licked. In January, the company rolled out a small S.U.V. that uses lit...

Memo to Detroit: Change Now or Die

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Most Americans think you have brought this disaster upon yourselves, with inferior, irrelevant products the past 35 years.