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Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover

Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, kicks off a transformation of GM’s luxury brand. On Friday, GM announced plans to turn Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. No...
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GM is transforming Cadillac into an electric brand

General Motors is turning Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. Plans are already underway to introduce the first model from the company’s new battery electric vehicle architecture, GM said Friday during an investor meeting. GM said this new BEV architecture will be the foundation for an advanced family of “profitable EVs,” a  word choice  likely meant to express the automaker’s convi...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Transport, Gm, Automotive Industry, Bolt, North America, Chevrolet, Nissan


Was 2018 as Good a Year for Electric Vehicles as They Say?

Teslas galore. But at the Tesla factory, not on the streets of most cities. Supporters of battery electric vehicles (EV and/or BEV) are rapturous about the 81% increase in electric vehicles sold in 2018 compared to 2017.  This table shows the breakdown, with a total of 361,307 vehicles sold in the US in 2018, compared to 199,826 sold in 2017. We should add a disclaimer.  We love electric-powered vehicles.  We’d like nothing more than to get a fully loaded Tesla, and, failing that, just about an...
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GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In short: GM wants to make it easier and more intuitive for Bolt EV owners to find and access charging. Removing hurdles from the charging experience can go a long way in convincing m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Michigan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Charging Stations


Nissan fixed the biggest problem with the Leaf EV, and now it's ready to take on Chevy and Tesla

The 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ EV made its world debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  The Leaf e+ can go 226 miles on a single thanks to a larger 62 kWh battery pack. This puts its performance on par with rivals such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. The 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ arrives in US showrooms this spring.  Nissan introduced the new Leaf e+ electric vehicle at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas.  The new Leaf e+ is an update of the sec...
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Nissan just fixed the biggest problem with the Leaf EV, and now it's ready to take on Chevy and Tesla

The 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ EV made its world debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  The Leaf e+ can go 226 miles on a single thanks to a larger 62 kWh battery pack. This puts its performance on par with rivals such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. The 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ arrives in US showrooms this spring.  Nissan introduced the new Leaf e+ electric vehicle at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas.  The new Leaf e+ is an update of the sec...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, US, Trends, Tesla, Ces, Chevy, Las Vegas, Bmw, Audi, Nissan, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Mercedes Benz, Tesla Model


Confirmed: Chevrolet’s Bolt Loses Its Full Tax Credit In April, but Not the Doomed Volt

Good news for would-be Volt owners? Not really. Chevrolet’s soon-to-be-discontinued plug-in hybrid won’t live long enough to suffer the indignity of a halved federal EV tax credit. It’s dead in March, though remaining examples of the car everyone should want will no doubt linger on lots through the spring. On Wednesday, General Motors announced, as expected, […] The post Confirmed: Chevrolet’s Bolt Loses Its Full Tax Credit In April, but Not the Doomed Volt appeared first on The Truth About Cars...
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Tax extenders get extra electric vehicle element

No messy splash back in fueling a Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle outside a Go Forth showroom in Portland, Oregon. It's that not very jolly time of year in Washington, D.C. Representatives and Senators are back in town for a few weeks to wrap up necessary legislation before heading home for the holidays. Political fights ensue. The session drags on until it's nearly Christmas. Or after. Members of Congress and staff stuck at work instead of making merry with family and friends and not hap...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Taxes, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, America, Tesla, House, Iowa, Gm, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nevada


Trump Says Admin Is Exerting ‘A Lot Of Pressure’ On GM For Layoffs, Closures

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as much as 8 percent of GM’s global workforce of 180,000 employees. The restructuring reflects changing North American auto markets as manufacturers continue to shift away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. In...
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Pricier Chevrolet Bolt, Volt Loom as GM Nears Tax Credit Threshold

It looks like General Motors won’t enjoy its tax incentive advantage over Tesla for all that long. The maker of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt plug-in hybrid (“extended-range EV,” in GM parlance) told Green Car Reports it will pass the 200,000-unit green vehicle threshold this quarter, meaning a halved federal tax credit for those […] The post Pricier Chevrolet Bolt, Volt Loom as GM Nears Tax Credit Threshold appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, EVs, Tax Credit, Volt, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Green Car Reports, News Blog, Chevrolet Bolt Volt Loom


Will Tech Leave Detroit In the Dust?

As automotive companies shift their focus to software and services in the pursuit of self-driving cars, the impact to large manufacturing cities like Detroit could be drastic. The Wall Street Journal explores this "transformation without precedent" and poses the question: will tech leave Detroit in the dust? From the report: Auto makers point out that they have one advantage that newcomers to the industry don't: vehicles. "Ultimately, you can have the best services platform there is, but if you ...
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Maine Coast: Perfect Place to Try Out the Chevy Bolt EV

Taking the Chevrolet Bolt on a road trip up the Maine coast from Boston: The 2018 all-electric car provides fast acceleration and good highway performance.
Tags: Travel, Boston, United States, Maine, Portland, Electric Car, Chevrolet Bolt, Transports, Maine Coast


The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Makes the Electric Car Feel Normal, and That’s the Point

The very first thing I noticed when I stepped into the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt was the gear selector. Upright, situated between the two front seats, familiar P-R-N-D-L markings. That gear selector speaks volumes about what this electric car is trying to be.Read more...
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Goldman Sachs worries Tesla's losing of a key tax credit could mean the end of high-end buyers (TSLA)

Goldman Sachs reinstated its coverage of Tesla on Tuesday after briefly dropping the name during Elon Musk's go-private bid. The firm remains the most bearish on Wall Street, with a $210 price target. Follow Tesla's stock price in real-time here. Goldman Sachs has relaunched its research coverage of Tesla after briefly suspending coverage during CEO Elon Musk's short-lived bid to take the electric-car maker private. The firm's analyst, David Tamberrino, is worried that the end of the $7,500 ...
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Owning An Electric Vehicle: What You Need To Know

After years of hesitation, car buyers have shifted their thinking to become more accepting of electric vehicles. A recent AAA study found that one in five Americans will choose an electric vehicle when it’s time for their next purchase. While one in five may still sound like a small portion of the population, this equates to about 50 million Americans who are interested in owning an electric vehicle for a variety of reasons, whether it be for the lessened environmental impact or the lower than a...
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Tesla Model 3 Teardown Reveals a 'Symphony of Engineering,' 30 Percent Profit Margin (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Munro & Associates, a small Detroit-area firm that disassembles new cars and analyzes them down to the nuts and bolts, came out in April with damning findings that the Model 3 was poorly built and -- even worse for Tesla's long-term outlook -- costly to build. On that second point, at least, founder Sandy Munro has reversed course. Upon further analysis, his firm has found that the sedan can be profitable. It may even have the potential to make...
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Tesla Model 3 Teardown Reveals a 'Symphony of Engineering,' 30 Percent Profit Margin

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Munro & Associates, a small Detroit-area firm that disassembles new cars and analyzes them down to the nuts and bolts, came out in April with damning findings that the Model 3 was poorly built and -- even worse for Tesla's long-term outlook -- costly to build. On that second point, at least, founder Sandy Munro has reversed course. Upon further analysis, his firm has found that the sedan can be profitable. It may even have the potential to make...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Detroit, Chevrolet Bolt, General Motors Co, BMW AG, Tesla Model, Munro, Sandy Munro, Munro Associates, Panasonic Corp Munro


2018 Chevrolet Bolt Premier Review – Electricity Isn’t Even the Most Interesting Part [UPDATED]

Despite winning some key awards upon introduction (including 2017 North American International Car of the Year), the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt has flown a bit under the radar thanks to all the noise surrounding Tesla’s Model 3. Which is a pity, really. I don’t know if the Tesla is better than the Bolt, as I haven’t […] The post 2018 Chevrolet Bolt Premier Review – Electricity Isn’t Even the Most Interesting Part [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt Premier Review – Electricity Isn’t Even the Most Interesting Part

Despite winning some key awards upon introduction (including 2017 North American International Car of the Year), the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt has flown a bit under the radar thanks to all the noise surrounding Tesla’s Model 3. Which is a pity, really. I don’t know if the Tesla is better than the Bolt, as I haven’t […] The post 2018 Chevrolet Bolt Premier Review – Electricity Isn’t Even the Most Interesting Part appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Bolt, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, EVs, New Cars, Chevy Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt Premier Review


NAIAS Detroit Auto Show May Get a Reboot by Disgruntled Auto Brands

Come 2020, the annual North American International Auto Show that takes place every January in Detroit may no longer take place in January. Nor will it probably still be called the North American International Auto Show. And it may be less international than in years past. The future of NAIAS, better known as “The Detroit Auto Show,” is being debated by the Detroit Automobile Dealers Association, which is weighing how to shape the exhibition to adapt to the new realities of the North American a...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Los Angeles, Ces, Ford, Gm, Toyota, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Auto Show, Detroit, Goodwood, Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet Bolt, Naias, Mazda, Detroit News


Sick Burn: GM Offers Actress Chevrolet Bolt in Wake of Tesla Fire

Never let a crisis go to waste, goes the saying. In this case, it’s an actress and her husband facing a car shortage and a rival automaker sensing an opportunity for a juicy dig. Mary McCormack, who appeared on the endlessly referenced political drama The West Wing, tweeted a video of a Model S in […] The post Sick Burn: GM Offers Actress Chevrolet Bolt in Wake of Tesla Fire appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Marketing, Fire, Tesla, Pr, Quality, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Chevrolet, EVs, Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Bolt, Mary McCormack, News Blog


Cars Still Key to GM’s Global Business, CEO Barra Says

There was a bit of drama but no ducking questions at the 2018 General Motors annual meeting in Detroit where Chairman and CEO Mary Barra calmly updated shareholders on the company’s business. This includes a commitment to building cars. In a briefing ahead of the meeting, Barra told Motor Trend that as a global company, GM is not following crosstown rivals Ford and Fiat Chrysler in systematically pulling out of car segments. “Although we are seeing a shift in the United States and in other ma...
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Here's How The Chevrolet Bolt EV Drives When It's Pushed To Its Limits In A Parking Lot

It wasn’t scary at first. “It will be fun,” my friends at Jalopnik said. But I was anxious. I’d never done autocross before. I’ve barely driven new cars, and I’d never driven an electric vehicle at all.Read more...
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Mark Spiegel Short Tesla Presentation: Kase Learning Conference

We're posting up a series of presentations from the recent Kase Learning Short Selling Conference.  Next up is Mark Spiegel who pitched short Tesla (TSLA).  He thinks the company is a zero. Mark Spiegel's Presentation: Short Tesla (TSLA) - Telsa's financials are horrible and has no moat of any kind, and this is all before a ton of competition comes online- Management can't be trusted after Elon Musk made misleading statements- Lost over $25,000 per car sold based on recent earnings.  Sales of tw...
Tags: Elon Musk, Finance, China, Tesla, Porsche, TSLA, Jaguar, Audi, Nissan, Volvo, Chevrolet Bolt, Short Selling, Bulls, Enron, Jim Chanos, Whitney Tilson


New Study: Interest Growing For Electric Vehicles, Range Anxiety Still A Concern

The American Automobile Association or AAA has revealed their top green vehicle picks, and released a survey that shows Americans are warming up to electric vehicles. What’s particularly striking is how 20 percent – or close to 50 million Americans are looking to buy an electric vehicle as their next car. That’s a 15 percent jump from 2017. “Today, electric vehicles have mainstream appeal,” said Greg Brannon, Director of Automotive Engineering, AAA. “While concern for the environment is still a ...
Tags: Europe, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Electric, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Cars, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Greg Brannon, Brannon, American Automobile Association, In-Depth


We drove a new $38,000 Nissan Leaf to see how it stacks up against Tesla and the Chevy Bolt — here's the verdict

The Nissan Leaf EV is all-new for 2018. Since its introduction in 2010, Nissan has sold more than 300,000 Leafs — making it the best selling EV in the world. The second generation Leaf is powered by a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a range of 151 miles on a single charge. Our test car also came with Nissan's optional ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving tech. We found the Leaf to be a very pleasant and capable EV. However, the 151 miles of range is lacking when compared to its rivals....
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Tennessee, Nissan, New York Auto Show, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Leafs, Nissan North America, Denis Le Vot, Le Vot, Leaf Nissan


Electric Car Sales : A Tale of Hype and Hope

The lovely new Jaguar i-Pace, priced from the low $60,000s, has drawn rave reviews.  It is expected to become available in the second half of 2018, but will it sell in any measurable quantity? If ever there was a promising enormous revolution in passenger vehicle technologies, surely it must be that offered by electric power. An electrically powered vehicle offers huge benefits in a number of areas.  It is a more responsive and more fun car to drive – oh yes, and easier to drive as well.  It no...
Tags: Travel, China, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Jaguar, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Volvo, Chevy Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf


Tesla on the Defensive; Can Musk Go the Distance?

Perhaps U.S. gas prices that have reached their highest level in several years finally will turn Americans on to electric vehicles in a big way. So far not much else has, and the fortunes of Tesla, GM, Nissan and other auto brands are being affected as a result. But for the moment, the  bigger problem for EVs is that the companies can’t seem to get out of their own way. Tesla keeps grabbing headlines in the EV arena as everyone awaits wider availability of the vaunted Tesla Model 3. It’s suppos...
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U.S. News Unveils the Best Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Chevrolet Bolt beats Tesla Model S for Best EV
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Buick! (Now That We’ve Got Your Attention, Let’s Head to China)

What country can’t get enough of the Buick brand? Well, not the United States, clearly. But cross the Pacific and Buick is the equivalent of Nicki Minaj and free Coca-Cola and the iPhone X, all rolled into one. Much desirability among the middle-class consumer set. While we’ve seen some new product on these shores in […] The post Buick! (Now That We’ve Got Your Attention, Let’s Head to China) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Nicki Minaj, China, Green, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Pacific, Coca Cola, Chevrolet Bolt, Buick, Beijing Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning