During a presentation of its five-year product plan, a Chrysler spokesman said the company would focus on mild hybrid drivetrains in its vehicles.
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.
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.
Opel unveils the Ampera, a series hybrid car using a GM power train, at the 2009 Geneva auto show.
At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac shows off the Converj concept, based on the Volt's power train.
GM debuted its Level 2 in-home charger for its soon-to-be released Chevrolet Volt.
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.
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.
Automotive News reports that Cadillac's Converj concept will remain a concept.
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.