Pulling the plug on hybrid myths
(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether you call them myths, urban legends, fables or old wives' tales, there's a lot of misinformation out there about plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. These vehicles, abbreviated PHEVs, ...
GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says (Update)
As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles (320 kilometers) per charge at a cost of about $30,000, a top company executive said.
GM plans affordable 200-mile electric car in 2017
General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge.
Michigan to get 5,300 charging stations for electric cars
More than 5,300 charging stations will be installed in Michigan as the birthplace of the US auto industry prepares for the introduction of electric cars like the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors said.
Big Blue dreams of a big green battery
Spike Narayan watched a Tesla electric sports car rocket from zero to 60 mph (100 kph) in less than four seconds and knew batteries would be the next big thing.
Eight vehicles earn top rating for collision warning
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.
Incentives sweeten price for all-electric Nissan Leaf
The all-electric Nissan Leaf hatchback will cost $32,780 when it hits showrooms in December, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.
Greenest cars: Natural gas Honda Civic GX, Nissan Leaf electric and, just barely, Chevrolet Volt
For a list of the greenest 2011 model-year vehicles, there sure are a lot of traditional gasoline engines among the top 12 cars ranked by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
GM offers big discounts to boost Volt sales (Update)
General Motors rolled out the Chevrolet Volt two years ago with lofty sales goals and the promise of a new technology that someday would help end America's dependence on oil.
Tesla says car fire began in battery after crash
A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle's battery pack, officials said, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames.
Cooling fins help keep Chevrolet volt battery at ideal temperature
Engineers of the four-seat Chevrolet Volt electric car often refer to its 435-pound battery pack as the fifth passenger. Given the care taken to keep the pack at just the right temperature in all temperature ...
GM says Volt will be landmark fuel savings vehicle
Troubled auto giant General Motors said Tuesday its new electric sedan, the Chevrolet Volt, will be marketed in 2011 as the first mass produced vehicle capable of achieving three-digit fuel savings.
Honda natural gas car wins LA green prize
The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas was named Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show on Thursday, beating finalists including European, US and other Asian carmakers. ...
High-speed chase ends when OnStar halts stolen SUV
(AP) -- When two Visalia, Calif., police officers swung their cruisers behind a sport utility vehicle that had been carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday, they prepared for a dangerous high-speed chase.