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    Report: 2013 Chevy Volt getting battery-conservation mode, lane-departure warning
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    One more driving mode, one less color. That's the crux of the changes in store for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in electric vehicle. Changes for the 2013 model year will include a driving mode that lets drivers force the car into gas-powered, extended-range mode in situations ...

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    Video: Bob Lutz wins push-up contest on The Colbert Report
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    Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz went bicep-to-bicep with "America's ballsiest pundit," Stephen Colbert, last night – and came out ahead. Ostensibly, Lutz was on Colbert to talk about his new book, Car Guys Vs. Bean Counters, but as one might expect, the discussion veered into ...

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    Video: Translogic identifies differences of Opel Ampera
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    Most gearheads know the Opel Ampera is the European near-twin of the Chevy Volt. There are obvious exterior differences, such as the Ampera's "boomerang" headlights and Opel badging, but inside, the only noticeable difference is another Opel badge on the steering wheel. Bradley Hasemeyer and the ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt sister car Opel Ampera gets 7,000 pre-orders, may hit 2012 sales target
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    Found in translation? Demand for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle in the U.S. has been up and down over the car's first 16-odd months, but executives at General Motors' Opel division in Europe are saying that the Ampera, the Volt's European twin, is getting some good ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year
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    The Chevrolet Volt may not be selling well, but it's one of the most lauded cars in history. Today the plug-in hybrid was named the 2012 European Car of the Year, an award it will share with its European fraternal twin, the Opel Ampera. The Volt won North American Car of the Year in 2011, while ...

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    Report: Opel Ampera delayed over Chevy Volt battery fears
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    Automotive News reports Opel is delaying delivery of its Ampera extended-range hybrid to customers. The plug-in gas-electric hatchbacks have already arrived at dealers across Europe, but the automaker wants to ensure the vehicles' batteries are safe even in the event of an accident. The delay ...

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    Rumormill: Lured in by Opel Ampera tech, BMW seeks deal with GM
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    Spiegel Online set the rumormill ablaze with an unconfirmed report that General Motors is seeking some sort of cooperative deal with German automaker BMW. Speigel says The General's interest in BMW is primarily related to the German firm's gasoline and diesel engine technology. Beyond that, ...

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    GM takes issue with VW chairman Winterkorn's statements about Opel
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    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has apparently ruffled some feathers at General Motors. The American automaker took the time to release a scornful statement about the VW executive's comments toward the beleaguered Eureopean brand, Opel. Apparently, Winterkorn took the time to comment on what he ...

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    GM adding 2,500 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck plant for Malibu and Impala [w/video]
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    General Motors has announced that it will add two shifts and 2,500 jobs (both hourly and salaried) at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Currently, the facility builds the Chevrolet Volt and its European cousin, the Opel Ampera, but GM is expanding this plant's capability to handle the ...

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    Report: GM readying Buick Ampera
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    According to a new report from Bloomberg, General Motors is working on a Buick-badged version of its Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid, Europe's mechanical twin to the Chevrolet Volt. The car hasn't received final approval yet, as GM still isn't sure it can get buyers to justify in inevitable premium ...

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    Geneva 2011: 2012 Opel Ampera set to electrify Europe
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    2012 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just as the first round of Chevrolet Volts are hitting the streets of the United States, Europe's own version of the electrified sedan makes its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. General Motors took the wraps off the 2012 Opel ...

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    Production Opel Ampera revealed ahead of Geneva
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    Production-ready Opel Ampera – Click above to view high-res image
    Opel is bringing the Ampera to Geneva, and the extended-range electric hybrid is finally arriving in production form. This ready-for-public-consumption Ampera stays remarkably true to the concept we've been eyeballing since ...

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    Report: GM may let Euro drivers switch Opel Ampera to gas power to save batteries
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt made major media waves when it was first revealed that its engine could power the drive wheels independently under certain circumstances. According to a report from HeadlineAuto in the UK, though, General ...

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    Opel Ampera priced from 42,900 euros ($58,718 USD!)
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors is ready to begin taking orders for the 2011 Opel Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt. The MSRP has been set at €42,900, which equals roughly $58,718 USD based on current exchange rates, or $18,438 ...

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    GM follows Chrysler into the lifetime warranty business... with Vauxhall
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    That's right. General Motors has taken the bold step of offering a lifetime warranty with all new Vauxhall vehicles it sells. Not surprisingly, the warranty is non-transferable and is only good for the first 100,000 miles on the odometer – apparently their definition of 'lifetime' is a bit ...

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    Chevrolet Volt to be powered by engine at high speeds? Seems unlikely.
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    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Whoa. Color us shocked and awed if this rumor from The Telegraph is accurate. According to the UK paper, General Motors is set to make some drastic changes to the Chevrolet Volt's European Opel Ampera twin. Specifically, the report ...

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    Once and For All? Lutz text message reportedly confirms Cadillac Converj is dead
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    2009 Cadillac Converj Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although previously the subject of some early obituaries, it appears that the future of the Cadillac Converj showcar is indeed at a dead-end. According to Automotive News, a production future for the rakish ...

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