GM recalling 656 Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicles over calibration of Electronic Brake Control Module

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GM will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM), free of charge. About 95,000 faulty switches were sold to dealers and aftermarket wholesalers. GM is recalling 656 model year 2014 Cadillac ELR vehicles not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured 26 September 2013 through 14 February 2014, and equipped without Adaptive Cruise Control. NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-144; GM’s number for this recall is 14087.).

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Falken’s new ECORUN A-A tire helps extend range and efficiency of hybrid vehicles; Toyota first partner

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The ECORUN A-A is exclusively made from ultra-refined natural pure rubber; the compound cuts heat build-up and rolling resistance, and thus significantly extends tire life. Under an exclusive partnership with Toyota for the replacement market, it will be available from April from authorized Toyota Germany dealers, initially in size 195/65R15 91H for Prius III hybrid vehicles.

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Former Chrysler Execs Join Board of Extended Range Electric Vehicle Conversion Company ALTe

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Tom LaSorda, former Chrysler Group President and CEO, and Steven Landry, former Chrysler EVP of North American Sales and Marketing and Global Service and Parts have joined the Board of Directors of ALTe LLC, the Michigan-based engineering and technology company developing a Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) powertrain system for vehicle conversions. Landry joined the board to assist in dealer and business development for ALTe.

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ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. What to do to clean them up? Various entities have proposed to retrofit existing vehicles with various types of electric powertrains. One is ALTe (pronounced "alt-eee"), which announced

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2014 Cadillac ELR Luxury Electric Coupe: Now En Route To Dealers

Green Car Reports

Yesterday, General Motors'' Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant began shipping the first of these extended-range electric cars to dealers, ahead of the car''s official January on-sale date. That means a few cars may arrive at dealers before the year closes out, perhaps allowing The wait is almost over for the 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury electric coupe.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Electric Car To Reach Dealers In October

All Cars Electric

The three-year drumbeat of anticipation for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car has just gotten slightly louder. General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre announced yesterday that the car will arrive at selected Chevy dealers in October, a month earlier than expected. The first pre-production Volt was built on March 31. He gave the new date

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Want to Buy a 2011 Chevrolet Volt? More Details, Dealer Info

Green Car Reports

Less than six months from now, the first 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles will be sold by dealers in selected launch markets. Today, General Motors showed a few more cards, releasing news in various presentations on additional early markets, production numbers, and answering questions from interested buyers in an afternoon

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Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

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F-150 Lightning offers a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range and an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles partner to repower and convert buses and trucks into high-performance EVs; order for 30 MDS vehicles

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles are teaming up to develop, convert, and deliver battery-powered and range-extended electric buses, trucks, and specialty vehicles with industry-leading performance, efficiency, and total cost of ownership.

Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

Green Car Congress

With a starting MSRP of $39,974 before tax incentives, the always-on 4x4 F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard range battery targets an EPA-estimated 230-mile range and includes a complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, making the transition affordable for small and medium-size businesses.

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Holden teams up with Better Place in Australia to offer renewable energy and faster charging for Volt

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GM Holden in Australia has selected Better Place as its preferred partner for renewable energy and faster charging solutions for the extended range Holden Volt electric car. As part of the partnership, Better Place will also install a Volt Charge Spot for participating Holden Volt dealers to enable them to charge their demonstration vehicles when they arrive in the final quarter of this year.

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2014 Cadillac ELR Preview: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Based on the Converj concept first shown in 2009, the Cadillac ELR is set to become the very first Extended Range Electric Vehicle launched by a full-line luxury automaker when it hits Cadillac dealers in early 2014. Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Cadillac ELR will be primarily powered by a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack feeding an electric motor

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2011 Fisker Karma 'Final Pricing' Goes Up Again, To $95,900

Green Car Reports

dealers in March or April, according to the company. But there's one new piece of info: The price of the extended-range electric sports sedan has gone up. The 2011 Fisker Karma is still on track to reach U.S. Again. Originally announced in 2008 at a price of $80,000, the Karma fairly quickly went up to $87,900 and stayed there. Now, just before

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Can GM Convince You a 2011 Chevy Volt Is the Go-Anywhere EV?

Green Car Reports

As we count down the months before the first 2011 Chevrolet Volts arrive at dealers in California, New York, Michigan, and Washington, D.C., Chevrolet said in a press conference last week it would start running ads for the 2011 Volt extended-range electric vehicle it's time for the latest reboot of the Chevy marketing machine to kick into action.

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Daimler launches new DENZA 500 electric vehicle for the Chinese market; 500 km range

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A new battery and additional weight reductions allow increased energy efficiency, providing an extended range of around 500 km (311 miles). The new DENZA 500 was tested in a wide range of harsh conditions, including severe winter testing at temperatures of as low as –40 degrees Celsius (-40 ?F). The brand also expanded its reach through selected Mercedes-Benz dealer partners, which now offer sales and after-sales service for DENZA vehicles.

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Navistar launches NEXT eMobility Solutions unit to focus on truck and bus electrification

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Vehicles developed by NEXT will be offered under the International Truck and IC Bus nameplates and will be sold and supported by International Truck and IC Bus dealers, respectively. where his team set a world record for the longest range of any electric vehicle. He was also responsible for the development and application of powertrain and electrical components at Denso International, and before that, led improvements to Fisker Automotive’s extended-range electric vehicle.

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2011 Fisker Karma Production Begins In Finland, U.S. Deliveries In April

Green Car Reports

Fisker's Karma extended-range EV entered production at Valmet's plant in Finland today. That jibes surprisingly well with the information leaked from a dealer meeting The best-looking (for now, anyway) electric-powered vehicle on the market is finally, well, on the market--or nearly so. deliveries of the car are expected to begin next month.

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Will EV Range Extenders Give Rise to a Rotary Renaissance?

Green Car Reports

Four months from now, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle will start showing up at dealers. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will introduce car buyers to the idea of a range-extending combustion engine that turns a generator to power the car electrically. But the generator in an E-REV can be driven by many different things that produce

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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. The 2014 ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. With an all-electric range of about 35 highway miles (56 km), and a total range in excess of 300 miles (482 km), the ELR offers fuel economy of 82 MPGe, Cadillac estimates.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance

Clean Fleet Report

The First Edition is sold out, but the GT and GT Performance hit dealers in the fall 2021. The GT Performance gets one more tool for spirited driving, the driver-selectable Unbridled Extend, which is designed for track use, which we tested on an autocross course.

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Chevrolet Canada begins taking orders for the Volt starting at C$41,545; Volts a showroom draw in US

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Participating Chevrolet dealers in seven key launch markets across Canada have begun taking orders for the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Volt, with an MSRP starting at C$41,545 (US$43,568). In the US, GM has found that Chevrolet Volt demonstration units are a popular showroom draw for dealers as they let consumers look, touch and drive the electric car with extended-range capabilities. By the end of the year, more than 2,500 US dealers will receive a dedicated Volt demo.

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Bird unveils new electric bike for consumers

Electric Vehicles India

With a full charge, it can provide a range of 50 miles (80 km) of extended range. ” If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

Top 10 most awaited electric vehicles in India 2021-22

Electric Vehicles India

Coming to the electric car specs EKUV 100 has a claimed range of 150 km, with a 15.9 The Range of surge 10k is 450 km and its top speed is 120 km/h, motor capacity is 5 kW. The range of TVS Creon is 80 km and its top speed is 115 km/h and the motor peak power is 10k Watt.

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Chevrolet to Produce 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 30,000 in 2012; 50-State Availability 12-18 Months After Launch

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Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of the 2011 calendar year, and an additional 30,000 Volts during the 2012 calendar year, according to Volt Marketing Director Tony DiSalle, who made the announcements during a live video webcast 1 July. Before receiving Volts for retail sales, dealers will be required to complete specialized sales and service training, and install 240-volt charging stations at their dealership.

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GM Makes Final $5.8B Payment to US and Canada; Investing $257M in Fairfax and Hamtramck Plants for Next-Gen Malibu

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For the first three months of this year, GM’s US dealers delivered more than 49,000 Malibus and 14,000 LaCrosses, representing a 58% increase over the same period last year. Detroit Hamtramck will also build the Chevy Volt electric vehicle with extended range, which launches this year. General Motors Company Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre announced that GM has made its final payment of $5.8

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GM outlines further steps on battery safety, customer satisfaction initiatives for the Volt; the importance of de-powering the battery after a severe crash

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General Motors today announced initiatives for customer satisfaction and outlined its steps in battery safety research to ensure ongoing confidence in the safety of Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. GM has shared the process with NHTSA, and is working to extend the process and technology. Barra said the team would continue to work closely with NHTSA, suppliers, dealers and manufacturing teams to initiate any necessary changes as soon as possible.

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Ford Europe EV Plans, Virginia Now a ZEV State – EV Week In Review: Feb. 15-22, 2021

EV Adoption

Ford Europe EV Plans – Ford committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.

GM Releases New Viability Plan, Launches Bond Exchange; Phasing Out Pontiac

Green Car Congress

General Motors presented an updated Viability Plan that accelerates and deepens the cuts in US brands and nameplates, dealers, manufacturing operations and employees intended to enable GM North America to breakeven (on an adjusted EBIT basis) at a US total industry sales volume of approximately 10 million vehicles. A more aggressive restructuring of GM’s US dealer organization. The number of dealers will drop to 3,605 by end of 2010 from 6,246 in 2008—a 42% reduction.

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Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. More than 600 Chevrolet dealers in the seven launch markets—California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington DC— will begin taking orders. To find a participating Chevrolet Volt dealer, customers are directed to [link].

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EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels; Addressing GHG Emissions, Fuel Consumption and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are jointly proposing changes to the fuel economy labels consumers see on the window of new vehicles in dealer showrooms. One label design prominently features a letter grade (ranging from A+ to D) to communicate the vehicle’s overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions performance. A sample of the second proposed label for an extended range electric vehicle.

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Presidential Auto Task Force Concluded Plug-In GM Volt Likely Too Expensive To Be Commercially Successful in the Short-Term

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Among the highlights of the brief summaries was the conclusion that while the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle holds promise, “ it will likely be too expensive to be commercially successful in the short-term. ”. The GM Viability Determination notes that the company is in the early stages of an operational turnaround in which it has made material progress in a number of areas, including purchasing, product design, manufacturing, brand rationalization and its dealer network.

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New GM expected within 90 days

Green Cars News

Its dealers will be cut from the current level of 5,969 to 3,600. GM also wants to improve the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet and will launch the Chevrolet Volt extended range vehicle in 2010. After months of speculation about its future, General Motors Corporation has reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a new smaller and self-sustaining GM.

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Dealers will soon need a chart to explain all of the green technologies offered by General Motors. Mild hybrids, 2-mode hybrids, extended range electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids. Can this really be true? From a brand that once owned the older car buyer market, that tried so hard to reinvent itself by latching on to Tiger Woods, will come Detroit’s first plug-in hybrid SUV?

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GM Files Voluntary Chapter 11; Agreements with US Treasury and Canada; New GM Expected in 60-90 Days

Green Car Congress

Reduce its dealers to approximately 3,600 from the current 5,969. GM will launch the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle in 2010, expects to have 14 hybrid models in production by 2012, and will have 65% of vehicles alternative-fuel capable by 2014. General Motors Corp. reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a smaller, self-sustaining “New GM”.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

At these prices, people are buying the "environmental feature" -- they want to be among the first owners of the worlds cleanest extended-range vehicles. Today youd do it to be one of the first to drive the worlds cleanest extended range vehicle; in the future, youll do it because its an obvious and affordable win! Drivers of converted cars have received high levels of cooperation from dealer service departments so far.

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Profile: Li-ion Provider Compact Power, Inc. Focusing on the Automotive and Vehicle Markets

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CPI) shortly after GM selected CPI and its parent LG Chem as the provider for the Li-ion batteries for the Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) Chevy Volt. (GM CPI is initially focusing on battery systems for what Patil calls xEVs—the range of electrified vehicles from simple hybrids through full electric vehicles—“ so we don’t stretch ourselves too thin. ” The third barrier is peoples’ expectations for range. and re-evaluate their expectations for range.

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GM's New Plan: Fewer Jobs, More Chevy Volt - Environmental Capital - WSJ

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Those areas include quicker and deeper cuts of the workforce, dealer network, and the number of brands; restructuring GMs balance sheet to lighten its debt load; and keeping development of our mainstream alternative technology vehicles on track, including the much-anticipated Chevrolet Volt. More BigCharts Virtual Stock Exchange WSJ Asia WSJ Europe WSJ Portuguese WSJ Spanish WSJ Chinese SEARCH Welcome, Logout My Account My Journal Help Message Center ( new) U.S.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The costs and benefits of cars extend far beyond an individual driver to society as a whole. A combination solution: increasingly renewable electricity as the primary fuel and ethanol as the range extender. Fuel cell cars should be plug-in hybrids so that the fuel cell is used only for extended range, and the fuel cell stack and hydrogen storage can be smaller. We wont know how dealers will respond to service requests until we start driving converted cars.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

BYD BYD Automobile Company, Shenzhen, China (partially owned by Warren Buffets Mid-America Holdings) Plan F6DM $22,000 PHEV with 60-mile range for sale, starting in China in 2009, in the US around 2011 Chrysler ENVI division developing Town & Country minivan, 200C EV concept and Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs, EREVs (series hybrids) with 40-mile range One PHEV planned for sale in US by end of 2010, others by 2013. Establishing dealer network.

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