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Someday, Augmented-Reality Technology Could Change The Way We Drive

Brandon Gorrell | Posted 12.28.2013 | Technology
Brandon Gorrell

Augmented reality -- a live view of your environment with elements enhanced by computer-generated input -- will undoubtedly revolutionize the way we interact with the world, and even the way we drive.

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...

There's a New Top Chef in Town: Bryan Voltaggio Opens Range

Erin Ruberry | Posted 02.19.2013 | DC
Erin Ruberry

Since coming in second (to his brother!) on season six of Top Chef, Bryan Voltaggio has been an honorary D.C. favorite son as he built a restaurant empire in so-close-yet-so-far Frederick, Md. Now the James Beard Award finalist finally expands south to D.C.

Is 40 the New 30 for People and Auto Mileage? Kicking the Tires at the LA Auto Show

Michael Rose | Posted 01.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Is 40 miles per gallon (mpg) the new 30? Could this be the de facto standard for a new crop of vigorous, green machines that promise to cart our gracefully aging selves around while taking baby sips of fuel or electrons?

GM CEO Dan Akerson: On Chevy Volt Future and Climate Change

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Dan Akerson, CEO of GM, spoke with me in S.F. about the suspension of Chevy Volt production; the future of what he described as GM's "statement car" and his surprisingly candid views on climate change.

House Subcommittee Wants To Hear About Those Volt Fires

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has agreed to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about battery fires in Chevrolet Volt electric cars. ...

Bryan And Michael Voltaggio: Different Routes To Same Path

AP | MICHELE KAYAL | Posted 03.14.2012 | Food

FREDERICK, Md. — Bryan Voltaggio stands in his restaurant, Volt, arms folded. He doesn't break a smile, a frown or a sweat. It's the same modes...

The Worst Product Flops of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

A number of incredible new products were launched this year. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) introduced the iPhone 4S — a phone with voice command — and Boei...

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.

Revenge of the Electric Car Charges Into Theaters

Michael Rose | Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

What Revenge of the Electric Car makes clear is that designing, engineering, building and marketing this transportation revolution isn't going to be easy. Making it affordable and keeping the enthusiasm alive inside the car companies is going to be challenging.

WATCH: The Voltaggio Brothers On 'Fallon'

Posted 12.17.2011 | Food

Top Chef alumni and brothers Michael and Bryan Voltaggio stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday to once again compete against each other, t...

Two New GM Plants To Create Jobs In Michigan

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- General Motors says it will invest $109 million in its Flint and Bay City, Michigan, operations, keeping or creating 96 jobs. The investme...

3 Books To Take To A Fistfight

npr.org | By Alan Heathcock | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

I'm not a violent man by nature, but I've had my scrapes and I've seen more than a few, and if there's one unassailable truth I know about a fistfight...

Jump-Starting the Fan Base

Chris Paine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Paine

Five years after Who Killed the Electric Car, we have a new documentary and a dramatic new era both for electric cars and movie distribution. How the world's changed.

LA Auto Show: Kick Some Tires on Thanksgiving

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Now that the LA Auto Show is keeping its doors open on T-day it's possible to engage in another All-American ritual -- kicking tires.

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Alexandra Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Paul

Whaaaa? I'm is helping market the Volt for GM, a company I so vehemently protested in 2005 that I ended up in jail? Has the world turned upside down? In the world of electric vehicles, it sort of has.

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

GM To Assemble Volt Battery Packs In Michigan

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. has confirmed it will assemble battery packs for its new rechargeable electric car at a new factory in southeastern...

How Does The 2011 Chevy Volt Get 230 MPG? By Making Assumptions

GreenCar Reports | GreenCar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A number like [230] seems outlandish, absurd. How can the US Environmental Protection Agency possibly measure fuel consumption that low? The answer, i...

What Does GM's Bankruptcy Mean for the Chevy Volt?

treehugger.com | 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'...

Words That Worked in 2008 (and Some That Didn't): A Report Card

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

The following is our admittedly subjective ranking of the top ten words of 2008 and how well people used them.

Wall Street Credit Crash Threatens To Tank U.S. Auto Industry

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Every job lost on Wall Street impacts two-to-three jobs on the outside. By comparison, every job lost at an auto plant impacts nearly 10 jobs on the outside... We don't want to know what happens if the domestic auto industry gets away from us."

GM Jam: Keeping Parts Moving Proves Difficult

Reuters, AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as CNBC aired a documentary this week called "Saving General Motors" -- in which GM's Bob Lutz drives a Chevy Volt and seems almost relieved it w...

Can GM Survive?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

John McCain visited a GM factory and said if cars like the Volt, a plug-in gas/electric hybrid GM is developing, really do make it to market (still a question mark), "hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created." He's wrong.