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    Video: Meet the mother-daughter team that's worked on almost every Chevy Volt

    It's Mother's Day, and we're soft enough we love our mothers enough to share a new video from General Motors with you. In it, we meet Monique Watson (left) and Evetta Osbourne, a mother-daughter team that works at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly where GM makes the Chevy Volt (along with all of ...

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    Report: GM will make Chevy Volt production announcement tomorrow

    Thing are apparently happening to get the next-generation Chevy Volt ready for public consumption. The most obvious proof is in a preview of an announcement (possibly coming tomorrow) that the two main places where General Motors gets the Volt ready -the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and the ...

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    Official: GM, Detroit Renewable will turn waste into power for Hamtramck

    General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy have just released a joint press statement with a provocative title. Apparently, the two companies are getting "steamy" with each other. What they really meant is that GM and Detroit Renewable Energy, a consortium of renewable energy generation and ...

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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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    Report: 2014 Chevy Volt starts production July 15, offers dark new colors

    Electric Francophiles looking to continue their July 14 Bastille Day festivities might be comforted to know that the party can run right into the following day when General Motors will celebrate the first 2014 Chevrolet Volt models rolling off the assembly line. Yes, July 15 will mark the day ...

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    Report: GM stopping Chevy Volt production for four weeks

    This is not the first time General Motors has idled Chevrolet Volt production (see here and here) but it is perhaps the most unexpected. According to Automotive News, the Volt's Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be shut down for four weeks – from September 17 until October 15 – starting ...

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    Report: Hamtramck Chevy Volt plant getting 200 new workers to make 2013 Malibu

    They're not all for the Chevrolet Volt, but 200 new jobs are coming to General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck plant in July. GM is adding the positions to the factory because the overall production rate will increase once the facility starts making the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, sources "familiar with the ...

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    Report: Improving Chevy Volt sales leads GM to shorten summer shutdown

    Just the other day, we heard that General Motors might extend its traditional two-week summer shutdown to three weeks for the Chevrolet Volt. But, after record Volt sales last month, we wonder how the calendar looks in Hamtramck now. We wonder because we are hearing reports that the current ...

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    Report: GM shutting down Chevy Volt production for five weeks

    Even with the new HOV-eligible 2012 Chevrolet Volt models heading to California and sales up in February, General Motors has reportedly decided to shut down production of the plug-in hybrid for five weeks because of overall sluggish sales. With a 150-day supply of Volts sitting on dealer lots ...

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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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    Report: GM not adding second shift at Chevy Volt plant; will keep production target

    Earlier this year, word was General Motors would add something like 900 to 1,000 jobs and a second shift to its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to increase production of the Chevy Volt from 16,000 a year to 60,000. With Volt sales not exactly smashing records, the AP is now reporting that GM will delay ...

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    GM boosting Chevy Volt production, preparing for first exports

    General Motors has only sold 1,703 copies of the Chevrolet Volt through April, but the automaker plans to crank up the volume for the 2012 model year. GM has announced that it will shut down its Detroit Hamtramck plant for four weeks to prepare for 2012 Volt and Opel Ampera production. The ...

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    GM to invest $204 million to make fuel-saving 8-speed trans in Toledo

    With General Motors' U.S. sales through the first four months of 2011 up 24.8 percent over 2010 and the automaker reporting its fifth-consecutive profitable quarter since emerging from bankruptcy reorganization in July 2009, The General has decided that investing in its facilities is necessary. GM ...

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    GM adding 1,000 jobs to advance next-gen electric vehicle development

    Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the first available Chevrolet Volt going to the highest bidder and production getting underway in Hamtramck, MI, General Motors is looking ahead to what comes next. We know that the second- and third-generation vehicles featuring ...

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    GM will increase Volt production by 50% - to 45,000 units - in 2012

    President Obama toured the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the automaker will build (can we say "is building" yet?) the Chevrolet Volt today, and as any good PR person will surely agree, you can't let an opportunity like that go by without making an announcement of some sort. So, ...

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    Volt production pushed up to October? GM says plans "have not changed" *UPDATE

    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res gallery
    A short while ago, Eric Evarts, the associate autos editor for Consumer Reports, tweeted the following: "Chevy Volt on-sale date now pulled forward 2 months to October, says Chairman Ed Whitacre!" We've heard rumors like this in the past, and ...

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    REPORT: Chevrolet Malibu to join Volt in Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's long been presumed that the Chevrolet Volt (and its Opel/Vauxhall Ampera twin) would not be the only car rolling out of General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant after late 2010. After all, Volt volumes are unlikely to ...

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    GM investing $230M in Flint area facilities to support Chevrolet Cruze, Volt

    2011 Chevy Volt - click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors announced today that it will spend $230 million on four facilities in the Flint, Michigan area that will support the production of the new Chevy Cruze compact and the Volt extended-range EV. The biggest chunk of the money ...

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    GM delays building Volt engine plant in Flint

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    It was a big deal when, back in September, GM CEO Rick Wagoner and Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm were on hand to announce that GM would spend $370 million dollars for a 552,000 sq ft plant to build the engines for the Chevy Volt and ...

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    Chevy Volt production will add 550 new jobs in Detroit, says GM

    General Motors made its case to a Detroit City Council committee on Wednesday in a bid to get some property tax brakes for its Hamtramck assembly plant. The Poletown plant is where General Motor is planning to build the Chevrolet Volt beginning in late 2010 and GM told the council that the new ...


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