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GM, worried about market disruption, has an eye on Tesla

General Motors has created a team to study electric car maker Tesla -- high irony considering GM was one of the pioneers of the moden electric car.

By Jul. 18, 2013


Stanford Ovshinsky, 'Edison of our age,' dies at 89

Self-taught scientist is credited with inventing the nickel-metal hybrid battery as well as a new class of semiconductors.

By Oct. 18, 2012


GM Daewoo eyes role as EV development center

Automotive News reports on GM's Daewoo division's plans for electric vehicle development.

By Dec. 13, 2010


GM electrifies Cruze in South Korea

Automotive News reports on GM's electric plans for its compact Cruze.

By Sep. 29, 2010


Chevy greenlights electric version of Spark

Chevrolet is hedging its alternative fuel bets by adding an electric subcompact to its line-up.

By Oct. 12, 2011


2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Like other electric cars, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV offers limited usage scenarios due to its range, but its drivetrain is ultraefficient and surprisingly powerful.

By Sep. 24, 2013

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Oregon to install electric-vehicle chargers along I-5

AeroVironment to supply Level 3 DC fast-charging stations along a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 5, from the California border and up to the Willamette Valley.

By Jun. 1, 2011


The Chevy Volt: Dead or alive?

Two pieces of ostensibly conflicting news last week gave fodder to proponents and opponents of GM's pathbreaking plug-in hybrid car.

By Sep. 3, 2012


Are electric vehicles treated unfairly by the car press?

Are the critics justified in their often negative perceptions of electric vehicles or do these cars, particularly in their formative stages of their development, deserve less scathing analysis?

By Jan. 21, 2011


GM invests in electric vehicle start-up Bright

Newly created GM Ventures takes a minority stake in Bright Automotive, which has created a plug-in hybrid utility van that can get up to 100 mpg.

By Aug. 3, 2010