President Barack Obama called for a 75 percent boost to the U.S. Department of Energy’s research budget today. Continue Reading...
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As automakers continue to strive towards improving fuel economy across its lineup, General Motors is considering a smaller, lighter-weight three-cylinder engine for its Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR models. Continue Reading...
Despite a rocky start, sales of the Chevrolet Volt rose to 30,090 units in 2012, making it the top selling plug-in vehicle on the market. Continue Reading...
It’s no secret Fisker Automotive is in trouble. The maker of premium electric cars is clinging to life by its fingernails. One more setback could send them plummeting into the fiery abyss of financial ruin. Still, even if they roll snake eyes the firm’s founder has more than a few thoughts on what future transportation… Continue Reading...
Arguably electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. They promise smooth, quiet, pollution-free driving, but are they ready for primetime? If recent news is any indicator, the answer is a resounding “NO!” Continue Reading...
General Motors North America president Mark Reuss isn’t ready to give up on electric cars. In fact, he’s adamant about their progress. Continue Reading...
The Chinese are running at redline to develop, improve and promote their domestic automotive industry. Brands like FAW, Chang’an Motors and SAIC may be totally obscure to the typical American car buyer, but they may become household names in just a few years. One company that’s pushing hard is the GAC group. Continue Reading...
The Cadillac of Chevy Volts has finally ditched the camo and suspense, and made its official debut today at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading...
Thanks to additional costs for services and repairs, some Chevy dealers are choosing not to carry the Volt. Continue Reading...
According to a recent study conducted by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, consumers are more interested in purchasing hybrid-electric vehicles than electric-only vehicles. Continue Reading...
Inflatable Gorillas and free hot dogs aren’t enough of a gimmick to get Europeans in to buy cars, but a 30-day return policy might be. Continue Reading...
Collectively, Chevrolet claims that owners of Volt range-extended EVs have driven over 100 million miles on nothing but all-electric power. Continue Reading...
Chevrolet’s answer to the electric car problem, the Volt, faltered in sales last month, dropping to roughly half the volume seen in September and October. Continue Reading...
General Motors is focusing on plug-in technology for the next five years, aiming to have 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017. Continue Reading...
In the battle of the ‘big three’, General Motors is proving to have the most reliable vehicles. Continue Reading...
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) just granted the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid access to Green Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, allowing drivers access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Continue Reading...
The new Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid is officially rated at 100 MPGe combined by the EPA making it the most fuel efficient plug-in model in America. Continue Reading...
OnStar is testing a new app that will tell Chevrolet Volt owners the energy cost associated with charging their car. Continue Reading...
Among a market bearish toward buying pure EVs, Nissan’s Leaf isn’t getting any breaks and the brand’s executives know it. Continue Reading...
On September 23, 2012, owners of plug-in hybrid and all electric vehicles are invited to particiapate in National Plug-In Day, meant to celebrate and spread awareness about environmentally friendly vehicles. Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Volt is about to get a boost in its sales figures, as the United States Department of Defense is planning to purchase 1,500 electric vehicles, including plenty of Volts. Continue Reading...
In a recent report detailing the failings of General Motors, it was reported that the automaker was allegedly losing $49,000 on every Chevrolet Volt sold. GM has now issued a statement refuting those claims. Continue Reading...
Due to a glitch with its OnStar system, General Motors has been forced to stop the sale of several models as the American automaker moves quickly to resolve the issue. Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Volt may be enjoying improved sales over the last few months, but the American automaker is still not satisfied with the results. In hopes of getting more Volt drivers on the road, some dealerships are offering a lease special thanks to dealer incentives. Continue Reading...