GM says it’s equal to shutting off gas pumps in the state for a full eight hours.
We took delivery of our Leaf in February 2011, and over the next two-plus years recorded more than 16,000 trouble-free miles. But with the consistently positive reviews of the upscale Tesla Model S, this year we decided to make the big jump to that car.
Chevy’s reducing the price you need to pay if you want to go green on wheels.
A retired New Jersey pilot has put almost 12,000 miles on his range-extended electric Chevy Volt, using just 26.1 gallons over two years.
General Motors announced Friday it will temporarily shut down production of the Chevy Volt, its break-out electric car.
There are two major concerns when it comes to electric cars; how long they can drive without needing to stop for a charge and how much they cost. Envia, a lithium ion battery developer, hopes to eliminate both concerns with its latest world-record 400 watt-hour/kilogram battery.
Guest Post Brace yourselves, electric-car advocates, for another possible round of alarmism and superficial reporting about fires in plug-in cars.
“Range anxiety” for pure battery-powered electric car owners wears off quickly as a driver begins to understand the capabilities and charging patterns of their car, according to a new study by the Technology Strategy Board.
General Motors today unveiled its first luxury extended-range electric vehicle, the Cadillac ELR Coupe. It’s the company’s second extended-range electric car and the third extended-range car unveiled in the past 30 days.
The Nissan Leaf once again outsold General Motors’ Chevy Volt in July after GM slowed production of its electric car last month, giving Nissan a nearly 2,000-car edge in total sales.
General Motors today announced that it is ramping up sales of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, in two new states: North Carolina and South Carolina.
Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is now the clear leader in low-end electric car sales.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan in March could delay the start of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle until late 2012, according to Automotive News.
General Motors has cut the price of next year’s model of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, by around $1,000 to $39,995 — bringing the car’s price closer to its now rival, the pure plug-in electric Nissan Leaf.
Sigh. Here we go again.
Oregon is the next state that will distribute electric car charging stations to alleviate some of the crippling range concerns that pure electric cars face when trying to attract mainstream car buyers.
Nissan has taken a potshot at General Motors by mocking its plug-in electric hybrid Chevy Volt in an ad for its pure plug-in electric car, the Nissan Leaf.
The U.S. government is purchasing 116 plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles for its vehicle fleet — and it is picking up a nice discount on General Motors’ Chevy Volt, the same company it made a significant investment in to prevent the car manufacturer from failing.
Toyota has unveiled a new line-up of hybrid electric Prius cars designed to attract more mainstream buyers to the fuel-efficient cars. The new models include a hatchback Prius v and a cheaper compact hybrid-electric car called the Prius c.
General Motors said it now expects to sell 16,000 Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera (a German model of the Chevy Volt) vehicles, a jump from its previous sales targets for the first full year of its plug-in electric hybrid.
The city of San Francisco, Calif., will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the year that drivers can use for free until 2013.
You’d hardly expect Mark Reuss, the North American President of General Motors, to be a fan of the primary rival to the company’s 2011 Chevrolet Volt.
Nissan’s plug-in electric car, the Leaf, outsold General Motors’ Volt electric car for the first time in April — the first results of Nissan aggressively expanding its production of the Leaf to meet an almost insatiable demand for the electric car.
General Motors will deploy more Volt electric vehicles as demonstration models in a move to drum up publicity for the car — though it will further limit an already strained supply amid voracious demand for electric cars.
Plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles are over-hyped and won’t meet many car companies’ 2020 sales targets, according to global marketing information firm JD Power & Associates.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s goal to have more than 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roadways by 2015 is well on its way to being completed, according to Assistant Energy Secretary David Sandalow.
Automotive valuation guide Kelly Blue Book named the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle the top green vehicle of 2011.
These are exciting times to be a car shopper, as the choices in every possible category just keep getting better and more fuel-efficient.
Not so long ago, the notion of luxury German brand BMW hiring an engineer from General Motors might have been a stretch. The company prefers to promote engineers from within its Munich engineering headquarters.
Google will display the locations of electric vehicle charging stations on its Google Maps web and mobile applications in an attempt to push potential electric car buyers to take the plunge.
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Here’s the latest action we’re following on the GreenBeat today:
Chevy’s electric hybrid vehicle, the Volt, beat out the cheaper Nissan Leaf in electric car sales in the last month of 2010 as each manufacturer struggled to keep up with demand for their newest rides, the Associated Press reported today.
GM announced it will join an initiative to build hydrogen car fueling infrastructure and increase hydrogen cars on the roads in Hawaii by 2015.
Makers of home energy efficiency products like dashboards and smart thermostats have a myriad of issues to contend with — getting their products into more homes, making sure the technology works, raising money, crafting long-term business plans, to name a few.