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    GM will no longer give money to climate-change-denying Heartland Institute

    10,000 General Motors owners can make an impact. After being confronted with a petition against the money that the GM Foundation gave to the Heartland Institute – known as one of the biggest funders of climate change denial – following an exposé on DeSmogBlog, CEO Dan Akerson ...

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    Polaris buying low-speed electric car maker GEM from Chrysler

    Polaris Industries will acquire low-speed electric vehicle manufacturer Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chrysler for an undisclosed amount. All Chrysler would tell us is that, "It's a confidential number." Currently, GEM manufactures six street-legal models; well, ...

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    More GEMs on the horizon: Chrysler offers new 2011 low-speed electric vehicle options

    The last time we heard about GEM, the news wasn't good. In fact, the electric vehicle announcements from Chrysler haven't been all that positive for a while now, but that doesn't mean it will always be so. In fact, Chrysler announced today that the its wholly-owned subsidiary Global Electric ...

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    RIP: GEM Peapod, NEV apparently a victim of Chrysler bankruptcy

    Peapod – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the old pre-bankruptcy Chrysler unveiled a lineup of electric vehicles in September 2008, one of the vehicles was a low-speed neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) dubbed the Peapod that was supposed to go on sale by late 2009. It now ...

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    AVFI 2010: Ford, GEM win Industry Excellence Awards

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    What does one do with the "There's a Ford In Your Future Award" except give it to Ford Motor Company? Nothing, that's what, but it's an example of how the organizers of the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas had a bit of fun with the AFVI's Industry ...

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    Chrysler pushing to dramatically cut GEM dealer network

    GEM Peapod - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler has made a big deal in the past about its long history selling GEM electric cars, and there are tens of thousands of them on the roads today. Of course, the EVs that Chrysler has been selling since 2000 (when DaimlerChrysler purchased ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Peapod Mobility neighborhood electric vehicle

    Peapod NEV - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Last week at the New York Auto Show, we got the chance to visit Peapod Mobility, the Chrysler-owned maker of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs. As such, the Peapod is capable of hitting speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and has a range of ...

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    Peapod, up close and personal with the electric vehicle in Manhattan

    Peapod - click above for a high res gallery
    Breaking away from the excitement free food here at the New York Auto Show today, we joined up with our friends over at Engadget to pay a quick visit to Peapod Mobility. You know, the GEM version 2 folks. While saying this is the next-generation GEM is ...

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    What is a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV)?

    We all want electric vehicles that we can afford. Unfortunately the only full function electric car "available on the market" in the United States right now is the Tesla Roadster. However even before car loans became hard to get, the Roadster was largely unaffordable. So, what other options are ...

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    Peapod now out on its own. Will it find love?

    Click above for a high res gallery of the Peapod
    Remember back in September when we told you that Chrysler's GEM division was going to change up its name (but keep the acronym) and be called GreenEcoMobility as it moved forward with the addition of the Peapod to its lineup. Well, scratch all ...

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    GEM electric cars will serving as shuttles during tonight's Green Inaugural Ball

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Fireball GEM
    The most common electric cars in America, GEM NEVs, will serve as shuttle vehicles for VIPs during tonight's "Green Inaugural Ball." The ball is part of this weekend's celebrations of Barack Obama's upcoming swearing in as the 44th ...

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    Army gets 6 electric vehicles, thousands more to come

    Although one base in Germany may not have been satisfied with their GEM experience, that is not keeping the Army from going forward with their previously-announced plan to introduce thousands of electric vehicles to its American garrisons. To kick off the "Army Green, Army Strong" program, delivery ...

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    Mystery GEM based EV spotted being prepared for Detroit show

    It's now less than 24 hours until the first press conferences begin at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and we'll be there in full force with Sebastian and myself joining a contingent of the Autoblog team at Cobo Hall. However, just like kids waiting to open their ...

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    All new cars in California now carry smog, global warming scores

    Since the beginning of the year, all 2009 model year vehicles (and anything newer, once they're available) sold in California will be sporting a new sticker. No, not the kind that makes your car worth $4,000 more but the kind that describes the vehicle's global warming and smog scores. Just look ...

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    Where's the sled? Pics of Santa's GEM electric car

    Click above for a gallery of Santa and his GEM
    Twas the night or two before Christmas, and Santa was most certainly not at the North Pole. Instead, he was at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in Los Angeles giving out toys and promoting a greener Christmas. He was cruising around in a ...

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    Santa drives a GEM

    Photo by krisdecurtis. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.
    While NORAD tracks Santa across the sky tonight, they missed his appearance at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in Los Angeles last night. Santa was on hand with a GEM electric vehicle and passed out toys, gave ...

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    GEM NEVs lack "the right stuff"; Army decides against electric cars

    Six months into trialing 3 GEM neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) at the US Army Garrison Grafenwöhr (in Germany) it has been decided that the small utility vehicles just don't have "the right stuff." The decision has nothing to do with the plummeting price of oil or the lack of cool ...

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    And this is how Chrysler thinks it will beat the Volt

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge EV
    While telling the feds that it needs seven billion dollars - pronto! - just to keep the lights on, representatives for Chrysler are also saying that their plans for affordable electric cars, minivans and off-roaders are already in place and will ...

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    LA 2008: A GEM with a fireball and official custom line

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Fireball GEM
    So, there's an LA-based custom car service called Fireballed that provides all sorts of vehicles to those who want to experience the "Automotive Hollywood Lifestyle." Designer "Fireball" Tim Lawrence makes some crazy vehicles - see these ...

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    Chrysler: Half of all cars electric by 2020

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge EV
    We've taken a good look at each of the three electric vehicle concepts that Chrysler took the wraps off of last week, plus one extra for good measure. For various reasons, none of these vehicles really seems quite ready for prime time - one is ...


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