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    Official: GM starts production of bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra pickups

    General Motors, which over half a year ago announced an $11,000 price premium for pickup trucks that could run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG), has started producing those vehicles at its plant in Fort Wayne, IN. The option is now available to customers. Using a 6.0-liter, V8 ...

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    Report: GM cancels next-gen hybrid truck/SUV program

    According to a report from, General Motors has shut down its hybrid program for company's next-generation of full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Currently, the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade all use the two-mode hybrid ...

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    Shanghai GMC dealer plays 'fill 'er up' with $8,000 free gas incentive

    Big trucks just aren't appealing enough on their own, at least in some places. For proof, look to a Shanghai GMC dealer who is offering about three years worth of free gas to anyone who buys a new Sierra Denali. Too bad it'll take about 20 years to pay off the big truck. The dealer is giving ...

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    Exclusive: Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part IV: General Motors Engineering

    There were lots of comments on my last two columns (speaking with Ford and Chrysler execs about CAFE regulations), and some were very savvy on EVs and hybrids. But most seem to have little knowledge of what really goes into designing, developing, validating and successfully marketing a desirable, ...

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    How noise canceling headphone tech helps new GMC Terrain get better mpg

    How can headphone technology increase a vehicle's fuel economy? Well, the truth is, it can't. Not directly, anyway. However, by employing an active noise cancelling system similar to what's used in some of today's high-tech headphones, General Motors solved a problem that would've otherwise ...

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    GM readies for gas price hike with plans for efficient models in every brand

    2010 Chevrolet Spark – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has grand plans to launch several new models that are aimed at supplying the company with at least one efficient model for each of its core brands within the next three years. Though we've reported on the upcoming ...

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    General Motors to offer factory CNG or LPG full-size vans

    Starting this fall, commercial fleet customers will be able to order full-size GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express vans with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified petroleum gas (LPG) fuel systems. The CNG/LPG vans will be delivered direct from the factory with the gaseous fuel systems and ...

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    2011 GMC Sierra HD features unique diesel exhaust fluid refill reminders

    2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Say it with us: 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque. That's what General Motors has been able to extract from its new B20-capable 6.6-liter Duramax V8 diesel engine in the GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD, ...

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    Chicago 2010: GM uses clear plastic to illustrate direct injection

    Cutaway engine displays at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Automakers have long grappled with a way to showcase exciting new technology in an interesting and informative yet still simple-to-understand way. One traditional method that's been used for years for this ...

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    Report: GM to invest "hundreds of millions" into pickups with fuel-saving tech

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Pickup trucks have always been a major component for any successful full-line automaker here in the United States, and, even though sales are down, it doesn't seem likely this will change any time soon. What will change, ...

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    2010 Chevy Silverado XFE updated to achieve best-in-class 22 mpg highway

    A couple years ago, the battle of the pickup trucks was all about power and towing capabilities. Now, with volatile fuel prices and an increased focus on the environment, fuel efficiency is the new battleground. For the 2009 model year, the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado XFE took fuel economy up ...

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    New York Preview: GMC adds Yukon Denali hybrid and Terrain SUVs

    General Motors is planning to add another SUV to its hybrid vehicle fleet, in this case wearing the Yukon's top-level Denali trim. There's not much new to report here, as the Yukon Denali Hybrid will feature the same exact drivetrain that's fitted to its siblings from The General, including the ...

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    Here are a few dumb reasons why hybrids are bad for us... sigh

    There may be a legitimate complaint levied against hybrids and the lack of sound that they produce. It's possible that pedestrians with poor eyesight might not notice a vehicle running on electricity if that person normally equates a specific sound with an approaching automobile. According to a ...

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    VIDEO: Paris Hilton says hybrids cars are "awesome," she has "the first one"

    digg_url = ''; Paparazzi asked celebrity Paris Hilton about going "green" (see video below) and buying her new hybrid Yukon. Mrs. Hilton says "everyone" should buy a hybrid. Why? They are "awesome!" She even brags she has "the ...

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    VIDEO: Paris Hilton driving in a Land Rover ... with a shaman

    Update: While Mrs. Hilton did buy a hybrid, Pop Fiction actually provided her with a Land Rover to pull the pranks.Ladies and gentleman, Paris Hilton got her hybrid! On a recent episode of E! News, Paris Hilton is seen driving in her new hybrid Yukon a Land Rover with a shaman (also see video below ...

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    Autoblog Green Podcast #19 - Chicago Auto Show 2008 wrap-up

    Some people use airport layovers to sleep, read, or get a meal. Sam and Sebastian took the opportunity to record AutoblogGreen Podcast #19. While waiting for a plane to whisk them back home from the Chicago Auto Show, we recapped a few things we saw at the show. It wasn't the greenest show we've ...

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    Video: GMC's Superbowl ad for Yukon hybrid

    The ad for the hybrid Chevy Malibu did not make it to air but GMC's Yukon hybrid ad did. Like we said Thursday, the Yukon hybrid ad features the 1976 animated short Sisyphus by Marcell Jankovics. The voice over to the animation says the following:Why push? Why change? Why grow? Why dream? Questions ...

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    Chicago Auto Show 2008 videos: GMC Denali XT concept

    The GMC Denali XT concept debuts at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show this week. The flex-fuel, two-mode hybrid pickup truck reminds me a lot of Toyota's A-BAT hybrid pickup concept. The Denali XT has a more coupe-ish look and feel than Toyota's A-BAT. As you can see in the video above, GMC uses the paint ...

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    GM's hybrid SUV prices will be "corrected" upwards next week

    We thought a week or so ago that GM's new hybrid SUVs would start around $45,000. That information came from a GM spokesman, who said the hybrid version would cost about the same price as the conventional 5.3L model with similar equipment. A price like that would have meant virtually no price ...

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    Wired NextFest Report: Overview

    Just got back from NextFest. Dubbed Wired's version of a new world's fair, NextFest brought together more than 130 exhibitors bearing new technologies in a plethora of fields from all over the globe. Given that it's being held just 3 short subway stops from my apartment, I couldn't quite think of a ...


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