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Akerson: 'We all' misread problems in GM's recall crisis

'General Motors deserves no praise. We did what we should do,' said Dan Akerson, former president and CEO.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

TechCrunch

BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator's Dilemma

Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume disruptive technology with small incremental gains.

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Christian Science Monitor

Rules for quiet electric cars have to be delayed, automakers say

Justin Miller makes a phone call as he charges his 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Oscar-Nominated Producer Reveals Why His Car Is Now His Office

As studios purge rich on-the-lot deals, this top dealmaker has learned to love - and make do with - a mobile workspace on wheels .

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The Auto Channel

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

July 25, 2014: The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31. "The Corbett administration remains committed to seeing ... (more)

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Planning

Mall unveils new solar powered car charging stations

July 25 --In the parking lot outside the food court at the Mall at Robinson , a silver Chevy Volt sat in a space painted with a green and white electric vehicle decal, waiting for a jolt.

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BenzConnection

2015 European Car Of The Year Nominees Announced

The title of European Car of the Year is one all manufacturers selling in Europe want to win, and there's sure to be hot debate over 2015's victor now the nominations list has been revealed in full.

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Martinsburg Journal

Car-charging station dedicated in Martinsburg

Main Street Martinsburg celebrated the first completely free electric car-charging station in West Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon cutting, demonstrations and rides in electric cars.

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Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

General Motors pulls plug on European Chevrolet Volt

The automaker says disappointing sales of the Opel Ampera are forcing their hand to scrap the car and work on a replacement to be introduced sometime in the next four years.

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Detroit Free Press

Tom Walsh: GM donates Volts to traveling MBAs assisting young companies

Eight MBA teams from Babson, Columbia, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of California-Berkeley and Stanford visit the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant - home of the Chevrolet Volt - July 23, 2014.

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Autobytel

Cool Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars haven't always been cool - in fact, there was a time when the 'hybrid' tag described a fairly dull-to-drive segment of the industry.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Automobile Magazine

Next Chevrolet Volt to Get 200-Mile Range in 2016?

Before his departure as top dog at General Motors, Dan Akerson laid out plans for his company to develop lighter electric vehicles with at least 200 miles of range per charge.

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Motor Trend

LG Chem to Supply EV Batteries With a 200-Mile range in 2016

South Korean chemical corporation LG Chem announced it will be supplying batteries for electric vehicles capable of over 200 miles of range in 2016.

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Detroit Free Press

GM to stop selling, replace Opel Ampera, Europian version of Volt

An Opel Ampera rolls off the assembly line at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in 2011.

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MLive.com

GM delaying in-vehicle app shop indefinitely

Phil Abram, GM chief infotainment officer, said the Chevrolet AppShop, which the Detroit-based automaker announced in January , did not meet the company's expectations to launch this summer.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Electric car advocates court LGTB customers

The public could take test drives in the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid car in Kearney Mesa as part of a nationwide promotional tour on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Detroit News

GM could add 1,750 jobs in $800M investment in Michigan with tax credit

Detroit -- General Motors Co. says it could create up to 1,750 new jobs and up to $800 million in new investment in Michigan as the Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday approved an amendment of the automaker's global state tax credit.

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WJRT

PSE&G Announces Program Incenting Companies To Provide Charging for Employees Who Drive Electric Cars

Company also releases one year data on its employee electric car incentive plan - 120,000 commuting miles on electric NEWARK, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSE&G today announced an innovative program to encourage New Jersey businesses to provide employees with electric car charging at work.

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The Car Connection

2015 Chevy Volt, 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, Nissan Self-Driving...

From The Car Connection : 2015 Chevrolet Volt Review The 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth model year, remains the first-ever high-volume electric car from General Motors.

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Wall St. Cheat Sheet

25 General Motors Cars Coming Your Way Soon

General Motors has been hard at work over the last couple of years revamping its trucks and SUVs, which collectively represent its most lucrative profit generators across its vast lineup.

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Related Topix: Chevrolet Colorado, Truck, Chevrolet, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, GMC, SUV, GMC Terrain, GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Tahoe

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