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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Speaking on Leadership Live with David Rubenstein, Mary Barra argued that the transition from gas-powered cars to electric ones would happen over the course of many years. Moreover, she predicted that not every car would be electric by 2040. "I think it'll happen over a period of years and...
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    Despite its superlative fuel economy numbers, a cooling sedan market means that the Chevrolet will discontinue the Malibu Hybrid for 2020. Speaking to Green Car Reports, GM spokesperson Kevin Kelly confirmed that the model would not return next year. Sharing many components with the also...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The clock on tax credits for Chevrolet's Bolt and Volt is quickly running down. On October 1, the tax credit for people buying these green cars will shrink from $3,750 to $1,875. Although it's unfortunate for customers, the reduction comes as a result of the cars' sales. Having reached more...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Fully electric cars keep popping up, from startups and legacy automakers alike. They are likely the future. But I'm not ready for them, and likely neither are you. Until nationwide infrastructure and car charging technologies allow for both a 300-mile range (typically the range of a kid's...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM isn't interested in producing half-baked hybrids anymore and wants to focus on pure EVs instead, according to its President, Mark Reuss. Reuss reportedly told investors last Friday that it's all or nothing when it comes to electrification, casting doubt on a Volt followup. "Hybrids are just...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Good news for would-be Volt owners? Not really. Chevrolet's soon-to-be-discontinued plug-in hybrid won't live long enough to suffer the indignity of a halved federal EV tax credit. It's dead in March, though remaining examples of the car everyone should want will no doubt linger on lots through...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Nearly half of the employees at GM's Brownstown Battery Assembly plant in Michigan are being laid off, according to a report from Reuters. According to the report, 37 hourly and 13 salaried employees are being laid off at the plant, which employed 77 hourly and 39 salaried employees as of July...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow announced Monday that the Trump administration is seeking an end to federal subsidies on electric cars. Interestingly, the move appears to be related to General Motors' plant closings and layoffs. The company's restructuring plan hasn't gone over well...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has confirmed it will reach the threshold for the U.S. federal electric car tax credit this year. By the end of 2018, GM told Green Car Reports on Wednesday it will sell its 200,000th qualifying vehicle, which will trigger the tax credit's sunset period. Come April...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    While new legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to lift the cap and extend federal tax credits for plug-in hybrids and electric cars, a new bill aims to kill them altogether-and even tax electric cars more. Republican Senator John A. Barrasso of Wyoming introduced...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    To this author's ears, it's a noise that seems to herald the arrival of the spaceships coming to take all of the world's children to a new home in the sun. Chevrolet claims it's supposed to feel more natural and less intrusive. Whatever your take, the new low-speed warning noise is a necessary...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has recalled over 210,000 late-model sedans and crossovers in the U.S. and over 19,000 north of the border after discovering the potential for a braking issue. The automaker blames the issue on rear brake calipers supplied by ZF, which can also be found on vehicles built by...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is getting juiced. A new 7.2 kW charging system cuts charge times in half. The new system means twice the added range per 30 minute charge at a Level 2 station. Chevrolet says it means a better all-electric range thanks to making "opportunity charging more worthwhile."...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Internal combustion may feel a little like it has falling out of fashion these days, but the truth, according to GM's president of global vehicle components Ken Kezler, is that they're here for the foreseeable future. "It's not like we're leaving internal combustion engines behind -- we're...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    When the federal government agreed to give do-gooders in electric cars a tax break, it didn't want to be on the hook when electric cars became mainstream. To defend itself against that, it capped the number of electric cars a manufacturer could sell with the tax break to 200,000. According to...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Chevrolet's two plug-in cars with the similar names - the Volt and Bolt - got off to tepid sales starts this year, with the Bolt doing comparatively better. General Motors reported 1,177 Bolt EVs sold in January, a mild 1.3-percent increase over last year's 1,162, whereas the Volt EREV saw 713...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Anyone who thinks General Motors isn't serious about electric vehicle leadership doesn't have a clue.  Despite Silicon Valley's derogatory ideology regarding conventional car companies like General Motors, the dinosaur from Detroit has been at the forefront of electrifying personal mobility...
  18. Global Chevrolet News
    As General Motors hurtles toward a fully electric horizon it leaves the future of the Chevrolet Volt in doubt.  According to GM Authority, production of the Chevrolet Volt at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck facility will halt come 2022. Now it's entirely possible this is heralding the end of production...
  19. Global Chevrolet News
    Never mind competing with EVs from other manufacturers. With each passing month, it becomes ever clearer that the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt competes directly with another General Motors stablemate: the Chevrolet Volt. In October 2017, the Bolt - first sold last December and available...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Chevrolet Bolt EV has reached nationwide availability. Thanks to its widespread distribution a record number of Bolts found new homes last month. In September, 2,632 Bolts were sold, which is a 25% sales gain over the 2,107 sold in August when the car was available in less than half of the...
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