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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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?... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


Ford, Tesla drive healthy volume gains for battery cars in first half

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2013
Ford's expanded hybrid and plug-in model lineup and demand for Tesla's luxury battery sedans helped electric-drive cars and trucks grow faster in the United States in the first half than even surging pickup trucks.... Read More »


Automakers pressed to sell no-emission cars to reluctant buyers

2:48 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Automakers are coming under increasing pressure to sell zero-emission vehicles to consumers in the United States who haven't shown much interest in them, with more states following California's lead in setting sales targets.... Read More »


Chevy hikes Volt spiffs to spur sales, lower stockpiles

2:55 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2013
GM is boosting incentives on the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to spur sales and lower stockpiles amid price cuts and lease deals on the Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500e electric vehicles.... Read More »


LG Chem to start production at Mich. car battery plant in July

1:52 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
South Korean battery maker LG Chem plans to begin commercial production at its Michigan factory in July and will initially supply its products to General Motors' Volt electric vehicles.... Read More »


2nd lives for EV batteries could cut prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Lithium ion battery packs that power some electrified vehicles could end up feeding juice into the electrical grid -- a development that could cut EV ownership costs.... Read More »


Automakers pitch green cars for saving money, not the planet

8:23 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2013
Nissan is joining General Motors and Tesla Motors, the largest sellers of rechargeable autos in North America, in promoting the money-saving benefits of battery-powered cars over saving the planet.... Read More »


Tesla Model S topped Chevy's Volt in Q1 sales

2:59 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2013
Tesla Motors is North America's rechargeable auto sales leader so far this year as its Model S sedan passed GM's Chevrolet Volt in the first quarter.... Read More »


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