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    Official: All-electric Holden sets 'unofficial' 24-hour record with 1,172 miles

    G'day, mate. And a mighty long one. A battery-electric Holden Commodore set what its builders say is an unofficial record for miles driven purely on electric power over the course of 24 hours. Australia-based EV Engineering said that the Holden (the brand is General Motors' Australian division) ...

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    Official: GM's Holden, Better Place reach charging-station agreement for Australia

    Better Place is going from Israel and Denmark to the Land Down Under. The progenitors of electric-vehicle battery-swapping systems have reached a deal with General Motors' Holden division in Australia to provide EV-charging stations that can be used by drivers of the Holden (née ...

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    Official: Honda previews Small Sports EV and AC-X plug-in concepts for Tokyo

    Honda plans to take to the Tokyo Motor Show this December with the largest display of any automaker in attendance. The company will show off a range of production and concept vehicles, including a slew of motorcycles.

    The car side of the line will offer visitors the chance to get cozy with a ...

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    Holden awarded $39.8M to improve Commodore's fuel efficiency

    Late last week, Australia-based Holden was awarded $39.8 million from the government's Green Car Innovation Fund. The cash will allow Holden to develop a range of technologies designed to increase the fuel efficiency and reduce emissions of its mid-size Commodore. Holden intends to transform the ...

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    GM Holden to build waste-to-ethanol facility

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    General Motors Holden Ltd., the firm's Australian branch, announced plans to construct a plant that will turn discarded rubbish into usable fuel. The waste-to-ethanol processing facility will be capable of transforming ...

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    General Motors Australia reveals new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback

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    The long rumored Chevrolet Cruze hatchback was unveiled today by Holden, General Motors' Australian division. The five-door Cruze was designed and built at Holden's Port Melbourne design studio and will be shown publicly at ...

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    What's Australian for ethanol? GM introduces E85 to Oz

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    The wounded man lays with his back against the car. An arrow protrudes from his chest. A stranger approaches clad in scuffed black leather – black boots, black pants, a black leather jacket. The stranger is holding a ...

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    Australian Premier lobbying for Volt built Down Under

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    As has been reported in the past, GM's Australian arm is waiting in eager anticipation for a Holden-badged version of the Chevy Volt to hit the market Down Under in 2012. That car will be assembled here in the United States and is little ...

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    Holden Commodore gets new fuel sipping options

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    General Motors' Holden division down in Australia has been building the company's 3.6-liter high feature V6 at its Melbourne plant since the engine first launched in 2003. Until now, however, the Australian plant has only built ...

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    2010 Holden Commodore expected to get new smaller 3.0L DI V6

    For the 2010 model year, the big powertrain news from General Motors in the U.S. has been the launch of two new direct injected engines, a 2.2-liter four cylinder and a smaller 3.0-liter version of its high-feature V6. The latter engine uses its new fuel delivery system to help it achieve similar ...

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    VIDEO: Top Gear electric car build-off, Aussie rules

    While they might lack the comedic punch of their seasoned British co-frères, the presenters at Top Gear Australia don't seem to have any electric car "issues." Indeed, in a recent episode they even held their own battery-powered build-off. Presenters Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati each took ...

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    Holden to shrink next-gen Commodore but keep rear drive

    When the current generation of General Motors' Zeta platform was conceived and developed by the company's Holden division in Australia, we lived in a very different world when it came to life. Gas was still cheap, and GM was planning to revive a range of rear wheel drive performance cars for ...

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    Melbourne 2009: GM releases new shots of Holden Volt

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    Although it won't actually be present at the event, GM has released three new images of the Holden Volt to coincide with the start of the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show. Like the Opel Ampera that will be shown off at the Geneva Motor Show next week, ...

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    Melbourne 2009: GM debuts new Holden Cruze

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    Attendees at the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show will be greeted by a nice surprise at the Holden tent as GM's Australian arm has announced it will be bringing what appears to be a production-ready Holden-badged Cruze to display. After taking a ...

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    Holden cuts Commodore V8 power to save gas

    For the first time in many years, the engineers at Holden, GM's Down Under division, have cut the power of a V8 engine in the big Commodore sedan. The 6.0L V8 automatic transmission combination in the Commodore is now equipped with Active Fuel Management, GM's terminology for cylinder ...

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    Holden to start building Cruze based small car in 2010

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    For the first time since local production of the Vectra ended in 1998, GM's Holden division will, in 2010, build a smaller car in Australia. The new model will be built on the Delta Global compact car platform that also underpins the Opel Astra, Chevy Cruze and, of course, the ...

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    Australia's Holden gets first-ever Energy and Environment Director

    Environmental concerns have made their way to the land of Oz, and GM's Holden division has responded by appointing its first-ever Energy and Environment Director. Richard Marshall will take the post beginning on January 12 of next year and will report directly to the Chairman and Managing Director, ...

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    Holden Volt coming in 2012 without Green Car Innovation Funds

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    As we had heard in the past, General Motor's upcoming extended-range electric vehicle will make an Australian appearance in 2012, and it will be wearing a Holden badge. Apparently, rumor and innuendo in Australia had the Volt coming to the ...

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    Holden cuts power of V6 Commodore to cut fuel consumption

    Aside from the United States, Australia has been considered one of the last bastions of the big rear wheel drive V8 sedan as a mainstream product. Like the U.S. for many years, successive models have gotten heavier, more powerful and thirstier. That situation appears to be changing, though, as GM's ...

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    Holden launches ecoline, includes V8 engines

    Australia's Holden, a unit from General Motors, has announced a new badge for all vehicles that it equips with some sort of alternative fuel or gas-saving technology: ecoline. Holden faces a bit of an uphill climb when it comes to environmentally-friendly technology, as the marque is best known for ...


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