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Chrysler: Mild hybrids coming, says electric cars 'overblown by media'

During a presentation of its five-year product plan, a Chrysler spokesman said the company would focus on mild hybrid drivetrains in its vehicles.

By May 8, 2014


Chevrolet Voltec 240-volt home charging unit (photos)

GM unveiled Voltec, its affordable home charger for the Chevrolet Volt. If you're not one of the first 4,400 buyers of the Volt who will receive a free home charger courtesy of a Department of Energy grant, this wall-mountable unit is available for $490 plus installation, which can vary by region, but is expected to cost around $1,500.

4 Images By October 6, 2010


Report: Cadillac's electric Converj concept given greenlight

Green Car Reports learned that Cadillac will make a production version of the Converj concept it showed off earlier. The Converj uses the extended range electric power train from the Volt.

By August 11, 2011


Opel Ampera uses GM Voltec power train

Opel unveils the Ampera, a series hybrid car using a GM power train, at the 2009 Geneva auto show.

By March 5, 2009


Cadillac shows off Voltec-powered Converj

At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac shows off the Converj concept, based on the Volt's power train.

By January 12, 2009


Volt home charger: $490 to buy, $1,500 to install

GM debuted its Level 2 in-home charger for its soon-to-be released Chevrolet Volt.

By October 6, 2010


The tail fin is back (but now it's a blade)

BEIJING -- Tail fins are making a comeback at General Motors Co., although they are a far cry from the saillike appendages of the 1950s. And this time the company is calling them blades.

By May 5, 2010


Chevrolet supersizes Volt with MPV5 concept

Chevrolet has taken the yet-unreleased Volt extended-range electric vehicle in an odd direction for the Chinese market, making it bigger and less efficient with the newly revealed Volt MPV5 concept.

By April 22, 2010


Converj won't emerge after all

Automotive News reports that Cadillac's Converj concept will remain a concept.

By March 15, 2010


For Chevy Volt drivers, battery life will vary

A year before GM starts producing the Volt, company tests indicate that its battery is safe and performs well, but expected life will depend on driving style and climate.

By November 17, 2009