While Cadillac may not be the first brand that springs to mind when it comes to extended-range electronic vehicles, the luxury automaker is looking to change that. The Cadillac ELR coupe, which is based on the body design of the Cadillac Converj concept, made its debut on the showroom floor of the 2009 Detroit Auto Read on! →


Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →


For many motorists, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has long been the go-to place for roadside assistance. But what about the rising number of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) on our road? Who will service their needs? AAA will test one possible solution with a six-city trial of the service’s new mobile charging service Read on! →


A Chevrolet Volt that was used in federal crash testing recently caught fire a few weeks after the test was administered. A safety investigation is being launched into whether the batteries in the Volt pose a potential safety hazard. Test car catches fire weeks after crash test General Motors’ plug-in hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt, was Read on! →


General Motors has responded strongly to the Chevy Volt catching fire after crash testing and the subsequent investigation. GM is contacting Volt owners and giving them the option of a loaner vehicle if they are concerned about safety. New crash tests create sparks It was recently revealed that a Chevrolet Volt had caught fire weeks Read on! →


Nissan’s electric Leaf was not available in all 50 states until recently. However, U.S. dealers manged to move 9,700 units in 2011. The 2013 U.S. model begins production at the Smyrna, Tenn., facility possibly as early as December. The coming model will feature a whole slew of new upgrades to tempt the buyer. Responsive to Read on! →


The Chevrolet Bolt is being tipped as a serious challenger to Tesla’s electric vehicles, with a claimed 200-mile range. GM is vying to become a top seller of alternative drivetrain vehicles, which is actually sort of working. GM unveils Chevrolet Bolt early General Motors recently announced an EV for 2017 called the Chevrolet Bolt. It’s Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its safety investigation into the Chevy Volt, giving the car a relatively clean bill of health. However, the Volt is still struggling to make it in the marketplace. Many Chevy dealers are refusing to take the plug-in hybrid cars off of GM’s hands. Safety issues investigated GM Read on! →


Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →