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  • GM To Unveil Voltec Cargo Van Concept Tomorrow

    GM To Unveil Voltec Cargo Van Concept Tomorrow

    Maybe it's true after all; GM using its Voltec platform for something other than a compact/midsize sedan, a cargo van named Vivaro. Expected to be unveiled tomorrow at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hannover, GM will showcase Vivaro for those interested in low fuel consumption--like a small organic farm that only needs to make small deliveries around the city. More after the break. Read More

  • $41,000 For The Chevy Volt? Sounds Right To Me.

    $41,000 For The Chevy Volt? Sounds Right To Me.

    I honestly laid in bed last night thinking about the Chevy Volt's $41k price tag. Seriously. When I got the press release shortly before it crossed the wire yesterday, the price seemed about right for a first-gen Voltec vehicle. The $350 lease program looked even better. I was already totally sold on the Volt after driving an early mule over a year ago and the price tag didn't even bother me one… Read More

  • Ford Charges Up With Compact Power Batteries

    Ford Charges Up With Compact Power Batteries

    Ford's 2011 Focus Electric will run on Compact Power Inc.'s lithium-ion battery, the company announced today. The batteries will initially be made in South Korea at CPI's parent company, LG Chem, with plans to start manufacturing at a new $300 million site in Holland, Mich. in 2012. The Focus Electric will be a full battery electric passenger car made at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant, which used… Read More

  • Volt & Google to help you remember where you parked

    Feeling a bit forgetful? Worried that you’re not going to be able to find your way back to your car? Worry no longer, there’s now an Android app for that. All you need is an Android phone, and Chevy Volt with OnStar. Once you’re parked, you can speak your destination into your phone which will then keep track of where you are relative to that point, and help you to find your way… Read More

  • First pre-production Volt rolls off the line

    First pre-production Volt rolls off the line

    Things are looking good for the Volt. Chevy said that the first pre-production Volt rolled off the line yesterday. Of course, that doesn't mean that you can buy one yet, but it's still a pretty huge deal. For the future! Read More

  • The Chevy Volt 200 degrees test

    This test is no doubt neat. I mean, automakers test the exterior to make sure every piece can withstand extreme temperatures and they should. But how about the test where the Volt‘s battery is heated up to 200 degrees. Where is that video? I’ve sat in a few cars after they baked in the sun all day long and the exterior was cool to the touch but were at least 200 degrees inside. Read More

  • The Chevy Volt will of course support Blackberry and iPhone apps

    The Chevy Volt will of course support Blackberry and iPhone apps

    GM has a lot riding on the Chevy Volt. It’s not the vehicle that will save the company from failure, (the Chevy Cruze will do that) but it’s huge PR halo car. It will be the car that draws everyone’s attention back to the auto maker and having the car work with a flashy iPhone and Blackberry app should help with that. Read More

  • Chevy Volt's UFO noise to be driver-controllable

    Chevy Volt's UFO noise to be driver-controllable

    You wouldn't think quieter cars would be a problem, but then again, you're probably not blind. Hybrids and electrics make so little noise that they pose a serious risk to blind people, who often use the sound of a car passing to determine whether it's safe to cross the road. Nissan's Leaf, it was announced, will make a "beautiful and futuristic" noise at low speeds so that unaware pedestrians… Read More

  • The EPA could give the Chevy Volt a 230 MPG rating

    The EPA could give the Chevy Volt a 230 MPG rating

    You know that strange viral marketing campaign popping up around the Interwebs as of late? Well, we know what it means now thanks to GM's CEO Fritz Henderson and it's somewhat impressive - and a tad dubious. GM is claiming that under the new EPA guidelines, the Chevy Volt will hit 230 MPG. The Volt would be the first car to ever earn a triple digit number. Take a look at the current high-mileage… Read More

  • Honda has two more hybrids coming, expect more from other manufacturers soon

    Honda has two more hybrids coming, expect more from other manufacturers soon

    Ready for more hybrid vehicles? Sure, why not, right? Honda is set to release two new hybrid vehicles next year: the CR-Z and Fit/Jazz. Both should come equipped with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system and further demonstrates that hybrid technology will soon be a standard option on most vehicles. There isn’t anything real exciting about either of these two new cars besides… Read More