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1 hr ago | CNN

Chevrolet Volt Partners with MBAs Across America

Chevrolet is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America.


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5 hrs ago | Switched

These Fishermen Make 'Sea Chairs' From Plastic They Haul In... While They're Still Fishing

Most of us know there are unfortunate amounts of plastic floating about in the world's oceans and that the ubiquitous substance is even making its way into Earth's permanent geological record .


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Mon Jul 28, 2014

JK on the run

GM puts wireless charge pads that might actually work with your phone into new Cadillacs

GM's first car capable of charging your smartphone without a cord will be a Cadillac, not a Chevy Volt.


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Hollywood Reporter

Record Industry Targets General Motors, Ford Over Music-Copying Vehicles

In efforts to collect money over the copying of music, the record industry has reached as high as the skies and as far as New Zealand , but the latest target is a moving one.


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Plug-In Electric Cars: How To Buy A Second Charging Cable

If you own a plug-in electric car, what's the best way to get a second charging cable to supplement the one that came with your vehicle? It all started when reader Brandt Buffham of Santa Clarita, California, bought a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan.


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Official: Cadillac ELR next EV to get Plugless Power wireless charging tech

Evatran has been testing its Plugless Power wireless charging systems for electric vehicles in the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf for years now and made the tech commercially available early this year.


Related Topix: Coupe, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

GM's Race to the 200-Mile Electric Car

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Hatchback, Chevrolet Sonic, Sedan, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Spark, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Coupe, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Business News

Design News

LG Chem Aims for Affordable, Long-Range Battery by 2017

Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc . plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Coupe, Wagon, Hatchback, Ford Focus, Ford, Sedan, Chevrolet

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit News

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


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.


Related Topix: Nissan Leaf, Hatchback, Nissan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet

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 .


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Santa Monica, CA, Entertainment

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)


Related Topix: Energy, Alternative Energy, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Ford C-Max Energi, Wagon, Ford


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.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Alternative Energy, Mount Lebanon, PA


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.


Related Topix: Audi TT, Audi, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, smart fortwo, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

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.


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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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.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Spark EV


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