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    Video: Looking back at the Citation IV concept that likely shaped the GM EV1
    How Chevy's Time In The Wind Tunnel Taught GM An Aero Lesson 1408491900

    Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. We're not sure how that applies to the GM EV1, but we'd still like to share something from Autoline Daily, an online automotive new show with our friend John McElroy. He's been covering the business for decades now and recently found something ...

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    Report: Original GM EV1 found all dusted up in Missouri, but it's in rough shape

    Electric-vehicle aficionados have their own version of an Elvis sighting, and the most recent example is at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO, about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. There, an old General Motors EV1 electric vehicle sits, its body relatively intact but its drivetrain non-functional, ...

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    Exclusive: Concours d'Elegance of America gets first-ever EV display

    A concours d'elegance (French for "parade of elegance") is a high-zoot, high-buck display of mostly pristine historic and collectible automobiles, most of them unaffordable to most of us. Probably the best known such events in the US are the nose-in-the-air Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey, CA, ...

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    Report: In which an EV1 rises from the dead as a modified Honda Insight

    Leave it to the builder of an electric vehicle called "White Zombie" to dream up a scenario straight out of a horror movie. In this case, it's an old General Motors EV1 electric vehicle seemingly brought back from the dead in the guise of a first-generation (and nearly carbon copy) Honda Insight ...

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    Video: SRI's electric Baja buggy is not merely awesome

    We often throw the word "awesome" around when talking about certain electric vehicles with extraordinary capabilities. In the case of the EV1 desert race buggy from Strategic Recovery Institute (SRI) however, the descriptor seems somewhat inadequate. Fabricated by Strategic Racing Designs (SRD) ...

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    Exclusive: Is there hope for affordable lead-acid EV batteries?

    Why Not Improve The Cheap Chemistry? When General Motors launched its pioneering two-seat EV1 in 1997, its batteries were "advanced" lead acid (PbA). That means they were big, heavy, had low energy density and a limited life. But it was the best available chemistry at the time. That first EV1's ...

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    EVS: Aerovironment's been around long enough to not pick sides in SAE/CHAdeMO debate

    There's a good reason that Aerovironment proudly displayed the 20-year-old EV1 in its booth at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26): it's not a newcomer. Aerovironment's Wahid Nawabi, the senior vice president and general manager of efficient energy systems, told AutoblogGreen the car ...

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    Q: Did GM's Tony Posawatz coin the term "range anxiety"?

    We know that General Motors has tried to trademark "range anxiety," but did someone in the company actually come up with the term? In an interview with Txchnologist, GE's new science and technology magazine, Posawatz said: I think I am not officially credited, but I probably coined the term ...

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    John Wayland creating Silver Streak, the all-electric Honda Insight with a 350-mile range

    John Wayland (A.K.A. Plasma Boy) is best known for building the record-setting White Zombie racer. His latest electric vehicle project, the Silver Streak, puts the emphasis on distance rather than quickness. That is not to say the Honda Insight conversion will be pokey (in fact, we're pretty sure ...

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    Putting an EV1 in the Smithsonian: not then and maybe not now, either

    The storied General Motors' EV1 is in the spotlight once again, thanks to the "Race to the Museum" public voting promotion at the National Museum of American History. A main subject of the 2006 film Who Killed the Electric Car?, most EV1s were destroyed in 2003. A few were made inoperable and ...

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    EV1, Sunraycer finalists for Smithsonian's American History display; Vote now!

    The recently renovated National Museum of American History – Click above to cast your vote
    The Smithsonian Institution's collection of treasures extends far beyond what's actually on display in its D.C. museums. Ranging from ancient artifacts to modern marvels, this bit is likely to ...

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    GM critic (and Baywatch actress) finds a lot to love in the Chevy Volt [w/video]

    Ask Alexandra: Episode 1 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Former Baywatch babe Alexandra Paul criticized General Motors in the 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? That flick focused on GM canceling and then destroying the EV1. With the vehicle's demise, dreams of ...

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    At Witz' End: The more I drive it, the more the Nissan Leaf is (and isn't) like an EV1

    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    I've written about the ways that the Nissan Leaf and the General Motors EV1 are similar before, but while driving a Leaf recently on lovely country (and some city) roads around Nissan's Franklin, TN headquarters, I was struck once ...

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    Former GM EV1 product manager discusses why Nissan Leaf won't flop

    While the current crop of electric vehicles are a far cry from the failed attempts to produce commercially viable electrics back in the mid-90s, many still doubt that EVs can be successful. Much of that doubt stems from the multi-billion dollar flop from GM known as the EV1. The EV1 was the ...

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    Japan: still the future - Daihatsu unveiled Chevy Volt-like concept 17 years ago

    We knew it was too good to be true. Something about the Chevrolet Volt just didn't add up. How did General Motors, a corporate leviathan known showing very little forward thinking in the green car arena (except for the EV-1 experiment) manage to create a real contender in the EV market? The ...

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    VIDEO: Who Stole The Electric Car? movie trailer

    Who Stole The Electric Car? - Click above to watch the trailer after the break
    Think the story of the EV1 just isn't funny enough? Directors James and Robert Dastoli are working on a film that turns a bit of EV history into a road-trip comedy. The plot, as described on the Who Stole The Electric ...

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    Patent comparison: Ford Fusion hybrid = 119, EV1 = 23

    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    When we saw the Ford announcement that the new Fusion Hybrid is "the most patented car in history," we wondered how it stacked up against a truly revolutionary car like the EV1. Turns out, whatever patents were used to get that ...

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    At Witz' End - Range Anxiety Q&A II

    I really stepped in it last time by stating that GM never owned patent rights to Ovonic's NiMH batteries and never sold them to an oil company, and that no one sued Toyota. I believed those statements to be true at the time, but several of you straightened me out. However, since that complex issue ...

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    At Witz' End: My night with range anxiety

    I left the dinner meeting around 9:00, with home roughly 60 miles challenge for an engine-powered vehicle, even relatively low on fuel. You can always find an open station. Not so on this 1997 night. I was driving an EV1 development vehicle freshly equipped with an experimental ...

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    At Witz' End: GM EV1 - The Real Story, Q&A III

    Editor's Note: If you missed Gary's previous articles on the history of GM's EV1, please start here. This post is the third of three posts where he answers reader questions that the EV1 series raised. Part I is here and Part II is here. Once again, questions may have been edited for space. Honest ...


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