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    Report: GM starting to talk seriously about 200-mile EV
    Based On Chevy Sonic, Sources Say 1413115200

    We've been hearing word of a 200-mile EV from Chevrolet for a while now. First, there was General Motors then-CEO Dan Akerson hinting at a $30,000, 200-mile EV that would take the competition by surprise. Then Akerson confirmed that GM is working on a 200-mile EV in a speech in March. LG Chem, ...

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    GM admits Cadillac ELR no real competition for Tesla Model S
    Hey Detroit, Where's The EV That Can Challenge California? 1408122960

    Last year, then-CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, made it clear that the company lookouts at the Ren Cen had California automaker Tesla in their sights. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," he said. So, given the fact that ...

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    Report: Next-gen Chevy Volt could be $10,000 cheaper

    A sub-$30,000 Chevrolet Volt? General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says that could be in the making within a year, Car and Driver reports. Akerson, speaking recently at a green-technology conference in California, said the company may be able to shave as much as $10,000 off the sticker price of the ...

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    Official: GM CEO Akerson confirms 200-mile EV in the works, says death of the V8 "greatly exaggerated"

    General Motors isn't talking about how far the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV can go before it needs a charge, but par for the course for today's electric vehicles i2 around 70-100 miles. GM CEO Dan Akerson today confirmed that the company is working on a 200-mile EV (perhaps a Spark, perhaps not) ...

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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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    Video: GM's Akerson says he will review GM Foundation's funding for Heartland Institute

    Looks like the petition from Forecast the Facts calling on GM to stop giving money to the Heartland Institute, a major player in climate change denialism, is having an effect. GM hasn't promised to end its funding of the Institute's School Reform News publication, which is dedicated to covering ...

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    Video: GM launches ad campaign touting Chevy Volt safety

    General Motors has launched an advertising campaign touting the safety of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in electric vehicle, just as its CEO testified to Congress that a recent Volt fire that took place after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test would never occur ...

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    Breaking: GM CEO stands up for Chevy Volt in D.C. hearing; Issa tells NHTSA: "I don't believe you"

    What a surprise. Today's Congressional hearing over the Chevrolet Volt fire and the resulting investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration turned out to be contentious. The hearing took place in the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Regulatory ...

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    Akerson: GM wants to build 60,000 Chevy Volts in 2012

    Yes, yes, yes. We know. There are a lot of questions out there about just how popular the Chevy Volt really is, and whether it's restricted supply or soft demand that's holding sales back. According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, though, supply won't be a problem come 2012. In the past, we're heard all ...

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    Official: GM announces all-electric Spark city car for "select" areas of U.S. *UPDATE

    Looks like there was a good reason General Motors dropped the "More car than electric" tagline for the Chevy Volt. That anti-EV phrase was always short-sighted, and the reason why could be on display later this morning in Detroit. Reports out now say that GM will announce a new U.S.-bound ...

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    GM CEO: Fuel cell vehicles "won't be practical until the 2020-plus period"

    Last year, General Motors' chief executive officer Dan Akerson says the Toyota Prius is a geekmobile he "wouldn't be caught dead in." That comment caught a bit of fire, and his latest – that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles won't be practical until at least 2020 – will likely do the ...

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    CEO Akerson says higher gas tax would be good for environment, GM

    Don't hate the man who thinks the Toyota Prius is a geekmobile he "wouldn't be caught dead in." You see, the CEO of General Motors, Daniel Akerson, actually wants more people to buy Priuses. Okay, that's a stretch, but Akerson did tell the Detroit News that he thinks the federal gas tax should be ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson disses Lincoln as "over," slights hydrogen and ethanol tech

    "They are trying like hell to resurrect Lincoln. Well, I might as well tell you, you might as well sprinkle holy water. It's over." So says General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, speaking to reporters from The Detroit News. Fightin' words to be sure, though it seems the suits at Lincoln, Ford's luxury ...

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    Detroit CEOs speak up on efficiency and electrification

    In 2006, with the Ford Motor Co. losing boatloads of money, little cash on hand and little of interest in its product pipeline, then-CEO Bill Ford, Jr. announced a major restructuring and brought in Boeing executive vice president Alan Mulally as its new president and CEO. One of Mulally's first ...

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    GM invests $7M in battery startup Envia Systems

    Hot off the heels of investing $5 million in Powermat, GM has announced a $7-million-dollar investment in battery startup Envia Systems. GM's investment was the largest chunk of a $17 million-dollar round of funding that Envia has secured. This California-based company concentrates its R&D on ...

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    GM CEO: Toyota Prius is a "geek-mobile" that "I wouldn't be caught dead in"

    During a public appearance last Friday at the Economic Club of Washington, the chief executive officer of General Motors, Dan Akerson, slammed the Toyota Prius, calling the best-selling hybrid a "geek-mobile" that he wouldn't own or drive. The outlandish comment by Akerson, who recently took the ...


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