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5Tesla Hopes To Build Affordable Electric Cars In Three To Four Years

Electric car sale continue to grow

Tesla Motors CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk told CBS the car company is looking to have an affordable Tesla on the market soon.

31Electric Cars Aren't Actually Dead In The Water

Author of new study says EVs are actually ahead of long-term projections

Contrary to recent reports of the electric car's pending flop, a pair of researchers say EVs are gaining in popularity among consumers and that sales are actually ahead of long-term growth projections.

270Why Obama is Backing Away From Electric Vehicles

State of the Union mentions EVs, but lofty goals are evaporating

One year ago, President Obama used his State of the Union address to set a bold goal of U.S. consumers buying 1 million electric cars by 2015. But consumers aren't biting, and the Department of Energy and the White House are backing away.

446Government Skewers Its Own Investments In Electric Cars

Bad news mounts for battery-powered vehicles

It's been a bad two days for electric cars. First, the Congressional Budget Office skewered the government's rebate program for electric car buyers, saying the program doesn't actually do anything to boost electric-car sales. Then Toyota announced it is scrapping plans for a small all-electric car, according to Reuters, because nobody wants them.

17Opinion: Bob Lutz Returns Fire On Fox News And Other Right-Wing Chevy Volt Haters

Former GM executive blasts criticsm of electric vehicle

The continued uninformed, childish and unfounded attacks on the Chevrolet Volt have finally riled up staunch conservative and retired automotive guru Bob Lutz, who took a bite out of Bill O'Reilly and the gang of neo-cons dead-set on bashing this range-extended hybrid into oblivion.

23As Gas Prices Rise, So Do Sales Of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Effect has been "dramatic," according to Ford spokesperson

The recent surge in gas prices across the country has brought similar surge in the number of car shoppers seeking fuel-efficient vehicles. The effect has been "dramatic," Ford spokesperson Erich Merkle said.

AddGM Comes Clean On Volt Drivetrain

On the first day of its Chevy Volt media drive program, GM officials confirmed speculation that the Volt's 1.4-liter gas engine does help drive the wheels of the car, "in low torque situations," according to Volt chief engineer Andrew Farah. "It's all about efficiency," he said. GM is using a version of its two-mode hybrid transmission that allows for a so-called "power split" mode that connects the crankshaft of the gas engine to the Volt's two electric drive motors by means of a planetary gea

AddWhat GM Isn't Talking About: Does The Chevy Volt Engine Drive The Front Wheels?

It's a mere two months before GM is scheduled to start delivering its Chevy Volt to retail customers, yet there are still unanswered questions about how the would-be revolutionary vehicle works.

35Michigan Governor Granholm rides shotgun in the Chevrolet Volt

During a late July stop at the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility, where production Chevrolet Volts will soon roll off the line, President Obama sat at the helm and drove the Volt. That is, if you consider driving the same as rolling along for ten feet. Obama hopped out and offered his initial impression, stating "I'm telling you guys, pretty smooth." The President's words mirror those of Michigan Governor Granholm, who recently spent some "real" time in the Volt.

1940 "non-retail salable" Chevrolet Volts have rolled off the line

Terri Quigley, manager of General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, told GM-Volt that total production of the Chevrolet Volt has reached about 140 units, including 40 non-retail salable builds. Quigley explains that the not-for-retail sale Volts are nearly identical to the plug-in vehicles that are expected to hit dealer showrooms in late November or early December. The non-salables head down the same assembly lines as production models and travel through the plant's paint shop, which sp

90Autocar says range-extenders are the future. Do you agree?

BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image

73Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

75Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

62Motor Trend: Volt more significant than anything Tesla ever likely to build

By the time the ball drops in Times Square this New Year's Eve, chances are there will be more Chevrolet Volts on the road than Tesla Roadsters. Motor Trend Editor in Chief Angus MacKenzie writes in a new editorial that during the Tesla IPO road-show last June, CEO Elon Musk called his company a "technology velociraptor." However, it took five full years from the formation of Tesla to start delivering the first few dozen crippled Roadsters. It then took nearly another year after that to reach ma

26Chevrolet Volt continues to handle Pikes Peak with ease [w/video]

Chevrolet Volt testing at Pikes Peak - Click above for video after the jump

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