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GM Slashes Electric Car Price

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.06.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — General Motors is knocking 13 percent off the sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt electric car as it tries to keep pace with rivals in...

Why It's Never Been Easier to Buy a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle

Brian Moody | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

If you've rejected hybrids, electric vehicles and diesels because of cost, weird driving dynamics or unusual styling, you may be running out of excuses.

Five Future Green Cars We're Most Excited For: TRANSLOGIC

Adam Morath | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Adam Morath

For far too long, green cars have been perceived as lacking in both style and power, with designs and drivetrains optimized for efficiency, rather than thrills. But some exciting entries into the segment have been chipping away at preconceived notions of what it means to drive green.

EVs - 5 remains the magic number

Steve Parker | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Manufacturers realize that no matter how much they advertise and promote their EVs, as long as the price of gas remains under $5, they simply won't sell.

Bumpy Ride to Electric Vehicle Ownership

Claire Tomkins | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Claire Tomkins

There are a few relatively easy things we can do right now to make the transition to electric vehicles a lot smoother.

An Undeserved Revolt Against the Volt

Philip G. Baker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Philip G. Baker

So here we have elected officials doing their best to trash one of the most innovative products this country has produced, all in the name of politics.

Volt Plant Will Take A Three-Week Summer Vacation

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. will suspend production of the Chevrolet Volt for an extra week this summer as it tries to control the electric car's in...

GM CEO Defends Volt Before Congress

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON — The chairman and CEO of General Motors Co. is defending the company over battery fires in Chevrolet Volt electric cars last year. ...

Chevrolet Volts Don't Pose Greater Fire Risk Than Gas-Powered Cars, Probe Finds

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business

DETROIT -- The government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt on Friday after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don'...

GM Calls Back 8,000 Chevy Volts

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — General Motors is advising Volt owners to return their electric cars to dealers for repairs that will lower the risk of battery fires....

Chrysler And China Drive Auto Market

Steve Parker | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

What were the biggest automotive stories of 2011? There were certainly plenty to choose from. But the top story of the year is the resurgence of Chrysler.

GM To Offer Chevy Volt Owners Free Loaner Cars Amid Fire Concerns

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- General Motors, concerned about the image of its Chevrolet Volt, is offering free loaner vehicles to owners who are worried about the elect...

Why Are Feds Investigating The Chevy Volt?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating new fires involving the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt to assess the fire ...

Grand Blvd: Voting 'Yes' for the Chevy Volt

David Kiley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

When I confess to my comrades my geeky delight in leaving my house with a full charge, and then recharging the car when I get to work at the nearby ChargePoint station, I feel as if I have just ordered "just a salad" in a steakhouse after my friends have all ordered T-Bones.

Electric Cars Short Circuited -- In More Ways Than One

Michael W. R. Davis | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Michael W. R. Davis

Over the last few months, Detroit has witnessed the U.S. introduction of three new or newer entries in the electric vehicle field, and each takes a different approach.

GE, GM Push Electric Vehicle Infrastructure For China

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI -- General Electric and General Motors Co. agreed Thursday on a pilot installation of electric vehicle charging stations in Shanghai, the lat...

Plug-In 2011: Rising Tide for Electric Cars

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Carmichael

Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.

Chevy Volt at Home: LinkedIn Exec Charges at 120V (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The Chevy Volt has weathered critique, but the car is still a game changer because it's forcing its owners to really think about where their fuel comes from, every morning and night.

Electric Vehicles in for Remarkable Ride in 2011

John Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Gartner

The first Chevrolet Volts, Nissan Leafs, and Smart EDs were delivered in December, but in the annals of history, 2011 will be remembered as the year that electric vehicles arrived.

EPA Rates Volt and Leaf: What's Your Choice?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

No more guessing. We now officially know enough about these cars of the future to say we love or hate them. What cars? What else. Those small, uncomfortable, high-mileage vehicles.

Ford Begins Shipping Electric Delivery Van

The New York Times | Nick Bunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LIVONIA, Mich. -- The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf have gotten nearly all the attention, but they are not the only electric vehicles making their wa...

GM a Winner, But Dangers Still Lurk

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While today is surely a time to celebrate GM, it's also critical to take a quick look at the 11 ways GM could find itself in the same bankruptcy boat which nearly destroyed forever the American auto business as we'd known it for 100 years.

GE Electrifies Their Fleet

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — With a name like General Electric, it stands to reason GE would want to embrace the electric car. Thursday the company announced pla...

EVs Need Maximum Exposure for Success

John Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Gartner

If establishing a market for plug-in vehicles and all-electric vehicles is the goal, DOE should increase EVs' visibility, making them available to the largest possible audience through car-share, car rental, and taxi fleets.

Driving Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric; Fun in an EV?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

"It's not easy bein' green..." Car companies worldwide should have paid heed to those simple words many years ago.