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Opel plans 'electric' successor to Ampera plug-in hybrid

3:53 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Opel said it plans an "electric" successor to the Ampera. The plug-in hybrid was introduced across Europe in 2011 but will be discontinued....
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Opel plans 'electric' successor to Ampera plug-in hybrid

July 23, 2014 21:53 CET
Opel said it is working on an "electric" successor to the Ampera, a plug-in hybrid based on the Chevrolet Volt which hit European showrooms in 2011 but will be discontinued....
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Opel will discontinue weak-selling Ampera, sources say

July 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel will discontinue the weak-selling Ampera plug-in hybrid, according to people familiar with the company's plans....
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GM won't offer version of next Volt in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
GM's Opel division will discontinue the Ampera, a rebadged Volt, after the redesign of the 2016 Volt, according to two people familiar with the company's plans....
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Volt owners want more room, longer range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2014
Chevrolet Volt customers are telling General Motors they want three things in the next version of the range-extended electric car: a fifth seat, a longer electric driving range and a lower price....
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GM planning lower-priced version of 2016 Chevy Volt, report says

12:42 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Hoping to boost demand for its slow-selling Volt hybrid, Chevrolet is planning to sell two versions of the redesigned 2016 Volt, including a lower-priced model with a smaller battery pack and shorter driving range, supplier sources told Reuters on Tuesday. GM's Opel also is planning a smaller version of the next generation Volt, according to another report....
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GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt and two future vehicles that weren't disclosed....
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GM to upgrade Detroit plant to build next generation Volt, paper says

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $450 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and battery assembly facility to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt, a Detroit newspaper reported....
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GM: Design, technology distinguish ELR from Volt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
General Motors believes that the Cadillac ELR luxury coupe will be a brand-building halo car that will drive showroom traffic when the plug-in hybrid goes on sale in January....
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GM follows Volt formula with a CNG Impala

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
GM plans to launch a version of the Impala full-sized sedan that has tanks for CNG and gasoline, so the customer can run on what is cheap and available....
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NICK BUNKLEY

A pesky problem of plug-in priority

11:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2013
A priest, a Chevy Volt and a Tesla Model S walk into a bar. Which one gets to use the electric charging station?...
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Affordable electric vehicles like Volt a priority for GM

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
GM's electric-vehicle program will continue to focus on affordable electric cars for the mainstream public even though it plans to launch a luxury Cadillac-badged companion to its Chevrolet Volt. GM wants to improve the performance and lower the costs of the Volt and its future siblings....
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ALG reduces residuals on EVs, plug-in hybrids

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
ALG, citing high incentives, recent price cuts and a potential glut of models, has cut residual values for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and conventional hybrids in its latest residual value guide -- chief among them the all battery powered Nissan Leaf....
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Deals juice U.S. sales of plug-in vehicles

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
U.S. sales of rechargeable cars -- once sluggish -- are accelerating as more consumers take advantage of cheap lease deals and price reductions. U.S. sales of electric-drive cars and light trucks -- ranging from hybrids to plug-in hybrids to battery-only cars -- are up 28 percent this year through August to at least 399,070 units....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Stop EV subsidies for wealthy buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Most consumers lack the high annual income of those who buy EVs as luxury toys....
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EDITORIAL

Now is the time to encourage EV acceptance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Prices of many electrified vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt have fallen rapidly over the past year....
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GM stays bullish on Cadillac ELR pricing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
When General Motors executives unveiled the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid in January, they telegraphed their plans for a lofty sticker price intended to convey exclusivity....
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GM's Akerson wants more range for the Chevrolet Volt

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
GM aims to improve the electric-only range of the next Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid by at least 20 percent....
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Akerson wants more Volt range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
General Motors, working on the next generation of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, is aiming to improve the electric-only range of the car by at least 20 percent, said CEO Dan Akerson....
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Green price war breaks out to spark interest in electrics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2013
As the auto industry struggled to recover from the recession, it swore off the deep discounting that destroyed profits and led to disaster. Now, a price war has erupted in the industry's smallest segment: electric cars....
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GM chops $5,000 off Volt price for '14 as competition grows

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
GM is cutting the Chevrolet Volt's price by $5,000 amid price pressure from rival electrified vehicles. The sticker price on the 2014 Volt, which will arrive at dealerships this month, will be $34,995, including an $810 destination fee. That drops the effective price to $27,495, after applying the $7,500 federal tax credit for the plug-in hybrid....
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