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Vauxhall Ampera 'offers nothing over a normal car', eco blogger claims

Some critics are unconvinced by the Ampera's green credentials. One author in particular says once you blow away the eco smoke screen, this car offers the world nothing over a normal car.

By July 19, 2011


GM ups Volt, Ampera production outlook

Detroit plant that makes the plug-in hybrids will shut for four weeks starting in June to allow for retooling and other changes on the assembly line for the 2012 model year.

By May 19, 2011


Ford's 999cc EcoBoost engine wins top honors at Engine Awards

At the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards, Ford walked away with three prizes for its small, turbocharged engine.

By June 14, 2012


Vauxhall Ampera attempts UK electric car distance record

Vauxhall is preparing to break the record for the longest single journey by an electric vehicle on UK roads. On June 22nd, it'll send a Vauxhall Ampera from its Luton headquarters to its car plant in Ellesmere Port over 170 miles away

By June 17, 2010


Chevy Volt demand high in Europe

GM sold more than 7,000 units of the European version of the extended range electric vehicle since it went on sale in February.

By March 28, 2012


Five electric cars that will change the world in 2012

There are plenty of interesting electric cars on the road today, but none of them will hold a candle to the ones we're expecting in 2012.

By November 23, 2011


Lotus Ethos electric city car promises pants-friendly motoring

Lotus is gearing up to release a new range-extended electric citycar that doesn't require you to flash your undercrackers every time you get in or out.

By October 3, 2011


GM: No Volt variations before 2015

Automotive News reports on GM's plans to use the Volt series hybrid power train in other models.

By September 30, 2011


GM teams with LG to develop electric vehicles

General Motors signs a partnership with LG, which supplies batteries for the Chevy Volt, to jointly develop electric vehicles for sale in different countries.

By August 25, 2011


Cadillac ELR emerges from Converj concept

Nobody thought the Converj would see life beyond a revolving plinth, but Cadillac promises it will enter production under the name ELR.

By August 18, 2011