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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 July 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 October 18, 2012


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 September 3, 2012


Tesla: Birth of an American car maker

Tesla Motors is the first new American car company to open a manufacturing plant in the U.S. in a long, long time.

By January 16, 2012


Chevy greenlights electric version of Spark

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

By October 12, 2011


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 June 1, 2011


Interview: GM's Posawatz says future of luxury could be electric

At the Edison Awards ceremony last week, I got a chance to chat with Tony Posawatz, vehicle line manager for the Volt, about demographics, range anxiety, and why people complain about the Volt's fuel economy.

By April 15, 2011


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 January 21, 2011


GM Daewoo eyes role as EV development center

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

By December 13, 2010


GM electrifies Cruze in South Korea

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

By September 29, 2010