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    Report: Cadillac ELR getting massive discounts, some up to $14,000

    Well, that didn't go as planned. General Motors had marketed the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in as a premium version of the Chevrolet Volt with some Caddy refinements. Now, it looks like that premium, at least from a price standpoint, is shrinking. Shoppers in a number of states are ...

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    Video: GM's Mark Reuss explains why a performance Cadillac ELR-V won't happen

    Hey, I've got enough things to worry about. That's one interpretation of General Motors executive vice president Mark Reuss' response to a question posed by Driving the Nation about the recently-introduced Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid. Reuss said GM will "definitely expand the tuning envelope" ...

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    Official: Via PHEV van shuttles movie fans around Sundance

    It's not exactly "Leo buys a Fisker Karma" territory, but at least we're talking about a company that's still in business. In this case, it's Via Motors, converter of GM vans and pickup trucks into extended-range plug-in vehicles. The company is getting its own bit of movie magic, courtesy of the ...

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    Read This: Why some people still buy Fisker Karmas

    Some people get socks, ties or cakes for their birthdays. Others get Fisker Karmas. They're a little different from the rest of us. Green Car Reports managed to track down two Georgia residents who recently threw a bit of caution to the wind and bought two new Fiskers despite the fact that the ...

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    Official: Via Motors wins $20-million SCAQMD contract for PHEV trucks

    That demonstration Via Motors made with its extended-range plug-in trucks in San Francisco a few months back must've made some impression. At the Plug In Conference in San Diego, CA last week, the company announced it has won a $20-million contract to supply the South Coast Air Quality Management ...

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    Study: A brief, but detailed, history of the Chevy Volt

    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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    Report: Via Motors VTRUX plug-in hybrid truck stands ready to power your block

    Via Motors says its extended-range plug-in trucks can provide power generation for something a little more essential than a tailgate party or a camping trip. The company, which notably has former General Motors executive Bob Lutz as a pitchman, showed off one of its VTRUX pickups at San ...

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    Official: GM employs advanced welding technology to keep Cadillac ELR's battery together

    General Motors' Cadillac division has always prided itself on its super-quiet cars, so the General's promotion of its "ultrasonic" welding technique for the upcoming ELR extended-range plug-in may or may not make sense, depending on how you define the term. In this case, GM says the ultrasonic ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy Volt price to be announced in August, keeping 16.5-kWH battery

    There are no changes in the Volt's 16.5-kWh battery capacity between the 2013 and 2014 model years For those waiting with bated breath on news of the 2014 Chevrolet Volt, consider this a case of one step up, and possibly two steps back. Chevy parent General Motors confirmed that details about ...

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    Rumormill: Proposed interior colors for 2014 Fisker Karma included 'Coronado,' 'Palisades'

    Among the things we're going to miss out on if/when Fisker Automotive goes bust is the legitimate description of "Coronado" as a color. That apparently orange-ish hue is one of four interior colors Fisker was planning on for its 2014 model-year Karma extended-range vehicle, according to Fisker ...

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    Report: Fisker owes $700,000 to landlord, web designer

    The Fisker Karma may be able to go 125 miles per hour, but the company making the extended-range plug-in doesn't appear to be outrunning its creditors. Fisker Automotive allegedly owes two creditors more than $700,000 on late bills, GigaOM says in two separate articles. GigaOM cites court papers ...

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    Report: Audi A1 e-tron EREV will get further testing in Germany

    The Audi A1 e-tron extended-range plug-in, which has already been extensively tested by the automaker, will be further put under the microscope, as it were, by Germany's National Platform of Electrification (NPE). The test is part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research's ...

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    Report: Fisker may one day build all-wheel plug-in hybrids and ... boats?

    Guys like Henrik Fisker don't get to where they are by being modest. The founder and namesake of the California-based extended-range plug-in vehicle maker spoke to the Wall Street Journal about his drivetrain technology and how it could be expanded to other forms of transportation. Fisker, who ...

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    Official: Opel Ampera is Europe's best-selling passenger 'EV'

    Lost in translation? Opel, General Motors' European unit, says its Ampera – the better-looking sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Volt – is Europe's best-selling passenger electric vehicle, accounting for more than one in five EVs sold in the continent. Opel, citing May sales numbers, ...

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    Official: Fisker denies reports that Surf plug-in hybrid has been delayed

    Fisker Automotive denied reports that its plans to make the Fisker Surf, a wagon version of its Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid, have been delayed, and that the California-based automaker hasn't changed launch plans for the model. UK's Auto Express, citing a European auto importer the ...

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    Report: Analyst predicts Fisker's demise; spokesman says that's premature

    Hiccup or death knell? That's what watchers of California-based automaker Fisker Automotive are trying to figure out after the maker of the Karma extended-range plug-in luxury sedan laid off about 65 workers and contractors in Delaware and California while renegotiating loan details with the ...


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