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GM Announces It Will Offer a Plug-in Hybrid Chevy Cruze

GM Announces It Will Offer a Plug-in Hybrid Chevy Cruze

According to Jim Federico, who is GM’s executive director, group vehicle line director and VLE for global compact, mini, small and electric vehicles (yes, they have long titles over there), the company

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker

GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker

GM broke ground yesterday on what will be the first electric motor factory in the U.S. for a major automaker. The factory is an addition to the GM Baltimore Operations Complex and will open in 2013 to

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New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity

Since its release last December the Chevy Volt has proven to be extremely popular -- it's been crowned the 2011 Green Car of the Year, the North American Car of the Year and its sales eclipsed those of

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained battery disposal is one of the pitfalls of the electric car, however GM is set to give used cells a second lease on life by collaborating with ABB Group, a power grid supplier, to store energy

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GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf and will

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President Obama Allocates $800 Million to Repurpose Old GM Factories

President Obama Allocates $800 Million to Repurpose Old GM Factories

We’ve had so many factories shut down in the US over the past few decades that we just didn’t know what to do with them. Well, now someone does. President Obama was in Youngstown, Ohio yesterday at

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GM Unveils Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Crossover Vehicle

GM Unveils Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Crossover Vehicle

You've probably noticed that we at Inhabitat are super excited for the commercial release of the Chevy Volt in the US. Well it turns out that General Motors has another extended range electric Volt model

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GM Invests $8 Million to Double the Size of their Battery Lab

GM Invests $8 Million to Double the Size of their Battery Lab

GM announced today that they will be doubling the size of their electric battery testing lab with an investment of $8 million. The Global Battery Systems Lab -- which is the largest automotive battery

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GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM Rolls Out First Production Run Chevy Volt

GM may not be releasing the much-awaited Chevrolet Volt as soon as originally planned, but the production process is moving right along. Today the automaker rolled out its first Volt using production

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GM Reveals EN-V All Electric Vehicle That Could Drive Itself Home

GM Reveals EN-V All Electric Vehicle That Could Drive Itself Home

Currently, three versions of the EN-V exist - the Xiao, the Jiao and the Miao. Each one is based on the same mechanical platform and measures about six feet tall, four feet wide and four feet long. All

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Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

Plans to Release the Chevy Volt Early Hit a Speedbump

General Motor's Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre has been pushing hard for an early roll-out of the Chevy Volt, GM's extended-range electric car. GM was planning to release a small number of the vehicles

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Koenigsegg’s Quant Solar Supercar May Hit the Streets Soon

Koenigsegg’s Quant Solar Supercar May Hit the Streets Soon

Recently supercar company Koenigsegg revealed that it has obtained a controlling interest in Saab, and according to a Swedish website, their plan is to not just keep Saab running, but to use its

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