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    Official: Tech Performance Chevy Spark EV, personalized Cruze Diesel headed to SEMA
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    Getting ready to come at you live from Las Vegas, the 2013 SEMA show is revving up. In the case of the SEMA Chevy Spark EV – which has 400 pound-feet of torque, just like the standard Spark EV – this revving will be nearly silent and emissions free. The Spark EV Tech Performance ...

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    Report: More men like Tesla EVs, more women are buying electric Nissan Leafs
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    When humanity reaches the stars, it looks like the all-electric Nissan Leaf will sell well on Venus while the Tesla Model S EV will be snapped up pretty quickly on Mars. Unfortunately, there are charging stations on neither planet. In a somewhat lighthearted look at who's buying electric ...

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    Official: GM's fuel cell Chevy Equinox test fleet goes 3M miles
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    General Motors says one of its hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Equinox crossovers has driven enough miles to offset more than $18,000 worth of gasoline. Of course, fuel-cell vehicles cost quite a bit more than that to build and hydrogen fuel ain't free, but we'll go along with this. Specifically, GM ...

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    Official: Siri Eyes Free coming to Chevy Volt
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    Chevrolet has added the Volt to its list of 2014 vehicles that will have Chevrolet MyLink with Siri available for iPhone users looking for infotainment perks and freedom from distracted driving. Siri Eyes Free Integration will also be available on the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu and ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy Malibu hybrid cancelled as four-banger improves fuel efficiency
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    D'oh! General Motors will discontinue the 2014 model-year Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid because of the improved fuel efficiency of the Chevy Malibu's new four-cylinder engine, Fox News says. The culprit, if you want to call it that, is the new stop-start system that shuts down the four-banger when ...

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    Official: IMPCO can put CNG powertrain into your Chevy Cruze
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    The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze now comes in three fueling choices – gasoline, diesel, and natural gas. Conversion company Impco Automotive is offering a bi-fuel Cruze – compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline – that it claims is the first and only EPA certified 2014 model year ...

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    Official: First SAE Combo fast charging station now open in San Diego
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    The 2013 Plug In Conference in San Diego, CA was not only the site of a big meeting of the minds for EV companies this week, it was also where a SAE Combo Fast Charging station has been installed – and used – for the first time. NRG built the station, which charged both a BMW i3 and a ...

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    Official: GM increases CNG options on pick-ups, vans
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    General Motors is broadening its inventory of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with the addition of two CNG passenger-van models for the 2014 model year. GM is also upgrading its two bi-fuel pickup lines for 2015. GM already has a CNG option available for its cargo vans and will now offer ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf outsells Chevy Volt 1,953 to 1,766 in September
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    Before we start, let's state that the annual Labor Day sales bump was included with September sales in 2012 and with August in 2013. The change means that, overall, a drop in 2013 sales doesn't really represent a decline in sales, since there were fewer official sales days and no Labor Day sales ...

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    Official: GM China shows off electrification efforts with wide range of e-powertrains
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    As of earlier this year, China is General Motors' largest new vehicle market, as measured by new model sales. Given the company's focus on electrification, it makes sense that GM would want to show off some electrified vehicles there. That's just what happened as an "electrification workshop" in ...

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    Study: A brief, but detailed, history of the Chevy Volt
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    Anyone looking for a little extra reading this week could do worse than check out a 29-page history of the Chevrolet Volt. The story of the extended-range plug-in vehicle comes from a professor at San Francisco's Presidio Graduate School, Dariush Rafinejad. A disclaimer, however, is in order, as ...

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    Official: GM expands Warren battery lab to better test ELR, next-gen Volt packs
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    General Motors is proud of its battery lab in Warren, MI, where a lot of work was done to bring the lithium-ion Chevy Volt pack to life. The crazy (and crazy expensive) Voltec development rush from years past may be over, but the lab is still cranking out technology for GM's electrified vehicle ...

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    Report: Chevy Cruze diesel goes on 54.7-mpg cross-Canada journey
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    Oh, Canada, indeed. A husband-and-wife team set out to see what kind of fuel economy numbers they could get out of a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel on a transcontinental drive, and they ended up hitting some pretty impressive numbers. The team, according to their Driving.ca blog, averaged 4.3 liters of ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf both set new monthly sales records, 3,351 vs 2,420
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    It's been a while since the Chevy Volt has has a headline-worthy sales month, but with 3,351 units sold in August, General Motors figures now is the time to trumpet how the plug-in hybrid is doing in the marketplace (see press release below). In the US, the Volt had an 18.4 percent increase over ...

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    Exclusive: The Volt Experience: Using it like an owner
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    Has there been any other vehicle in automotive history so maligned by those who don't know or understand it, yet so loved by those who do? Critics typically see the Chevy Volt as an electric car with a pitiful 38-mile range (as if the range-extending engine/generator weren't there), while media ...

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    Read This: 2014 Chevy Volt $5,000 price cut pushed along by Internet searches
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    Turns out, the recent $5,000 price drop on the 2014 Chevy Volt wasn't just a reaction to the rapidly dropping prices of plug-in vehicles all over the place. Instead, it was a carefully calculated response to the way we use the Internet. So, good job everyone. Turns out, people searching for cars ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt gets $5,000 price drop in Canada, too
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    See, Americans are not so different from Canadians. In fact, when we take a look at the 2014 Chevy Volt, we're exactly the same ... in our price drops anyway. Just as the US 2014 Volt got a $5,000 price drop last week, Chevrolet Canada has announced that the Volt up north will see a similar ...

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    Report: Troubled LG Chem battery plant finally making Chevy Volt batteries
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    It's been a long road, but the LG Chem battery plant in Holland, MI has finally started making lithium-ion batteries for the Chevy Volt. As promised, the first production packs were made in July and are currently "settling" (a process that li-ion batteries need to go through) and will be ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt sales drop to 1,788, Nissan Leaf up to 1,864 in July
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    Another month, another chance to see if more people bought a Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid or an all-electric Nissan Leaf. For 2013, the tally has been pretty much tied, with the monthly "win" switching back and forth between the two cars throughout the year. Now that we have July's sales numbers ...

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    Report: CR: If you buy a Chevy Spark, make sure it's the EV
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    Consider Consumer Reports officially juiced about the all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark. The publication tested out the EV and found it to be far superior to its gas-powered brethren, calling the all-electric the "best version of this small hatchback." CR was particularly effusive ...

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