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Out of Juice: Electric Version of Opel Adam Cancelled for Cost Reasons

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Plans for an electric version of the Opel Adam have been axed, according to Automotive News. High costs have reportedly forced Opel executives to abandon the EV subcompact, which made it to the prototype stage using tech from the upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV. “It was a business decision,” said Dieter Metz, the Adam’s chief engineer, to ...

Depleted: Tony Posawatz, Key Developer for Chevy Volt, Retires from GM

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Tony Posawatz, a key developer of the Chevy Volt who first thought of the car as a “science-fair project,” is retiring from General Motors, Automotive News reports. He has served as the Volt’s vehicle line director since 2006. Posawatz told Automotive News he hopes to continue working in the automotive industry, but has “decided to take ...

Video Find: Chevrolet Finds New Roads in Ad With 2014 Corvette, Impala

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Whether you love it or hate it, Chevrolet’s “Find New Roads” ad campaign is in full swing with a new 90-second video featuring the all-new 2014 Corvette and 2014 Impala. Also starring in the ad is the Volt plug-in hybrid, Sonic hatchback, Spark city car, and a robotic dog. First we see the robotic dog chasing ...

New JCESR Consortium Aims to Make U.S. a Battery Powerhouse

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In an effort to bolster battery science and manufacturing prospects in the United States and stay on top of a global industry valued at $42 billion – and growing about 8 percent annually – the Department of Energy is set to fund the new Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, to the tune of up ...

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera, and 2012 Toyota Prius C Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

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The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera, and 2012 Toyota Prius C have just earned the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To become a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must receive the IIHS’ top rating in front, side, rollover, and rear impact crash evaluations. The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco’s ...

New Chevrolet Volt App Calculates Charging Cost, Total EV Miles Driven

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Soon Chevrolet Volt owners will be able to keep track of more personal driving stats thanks to a new OnStar app called EcoHub. The new app allows Chevrolet Volt owners to calculate charging costs of the Volt’s batteries relative to the total electrical use in the home. Volt owners can use the app to track ...

Our Cars: 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Final Efficiency Findings

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With nary a whisper, our long-term Chevrolet Volt has left the building, abdicating the post where it had made fast friends with an AeroVironment Level 2 charger. After much consideration, I can’t honestly say I’d ever buy a Volt (in its current guise, at least) for my own garage. However, I unreservedly deem this extended-range electric ...

Spied! 2014 Chevrolet Impala Eco Sports Unique Grille

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When GM first released details on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the automaker said it would be available with three powertrains: the base 2.5-liter Ecotec I-4, the green 2.4-liter eAssist mild hybrid, and GM’s trusty 3.6-liter V-6 – all mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Our spy photographer recently spied a pair of Impala Eco models ...

Three More Miles: 2013 Chevrolet Volt Re-Rated at 38 Miles of EV Range, 98 MPGe

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The Chevrolet Volt has just been retested by the EPA and has seen an uptick in its all-electric range. The Volt is now rated at 98 MPGe, and can now go up to 38 miles on electric-only power. That’s an increase of 3 miles in EV mode and 4 extra MPGe. New Hold Mode Chevrolet also confirmed ...

We Hear: Army and Navy Buying Chevrolet Volts for Domestic Use

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The Chevrolet Volt is taking on a new challenge: serving on U.S. military bases around the country. While the Volt electric car won’t be tasked with combat duty, it will help the military reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for short trips. In July, the Marine Corps base in Miramar, California acquired two Chevrolet Volts that ...
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