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EMotion prototype will be ready in August

Henrik Fisker's start-up will unveil a prototype version of the EMotion in August and says its carbon and aluminum body will cut vehicle weight by 20 percent.

GT96 extended-range plug-in has more than 1,000 horsepower.

Techrules' GT96 extended-range plug-in vehicle gets tested by professional driver in Italy.

Bolt sales doubled between December and January.

Chevrolet Bolt electric-vehicle sales already outpaced the more established Nissan Leaf in just its second month of availability.

Who needs a passenger seat when you've got two 18-inch screens?

Varsovia thinks that a comfy office is better than four seats.

Wanxiang's plug-in vehicle plans include selling two models in 8 US cities.

Cool concept vehicles never die, apparently.

The new Fisker Karma successor, called the Karma Revero, will be similarly sleek.

The four-door extended-range plug-in Karma Revero, an updated version of the old Fisker Karma, will likely cost more than $100,000.

There's a changing of the guard as GM prepares to go all-in on the Chevy Bolt.

GM stopped production of the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in in February.

The car previously known as Fisker will get an updated dash display, though.

Karma Automotive won't mess too much with extended-range plug-in's design or performance.

Cadillac ELR Moved About 1,000 Units Last Year

General Motors won't produce Cadillac's extended-range plug-in beyond its first generation.

Just In Case That Extra All-Electric Range Isn't Enough

GM will bring the second-generation Chevy Volt extended-range plug-in directly to your house for an in-depth test drive.

FIRST Robotics Program Has Been Around Since 1989

Organizers hope to get about $40,000 for the second-generation extended-range plug-in vehicle.

Range-Extender Makes Folks Bolder

Chevrolet Volts travel almost the same all-electric miles as Nissan Leafs.

Extended-Range Plug-In Maker Plans Return To Action

Newly renamed automaker ready to bring in more people for its Southern California factory.

Will Michigan Citizens Raid Ontario?

The Great White North will get the 2016 Chevy Volt before 39 US states do.

Prices Drop Ahead Of Second-Gen Version Debut Later This Year

Chevrolet Volt deals for first-generation version bring price down to about $18,000.

No Word On When New Owner Wanxiang Will Start Making Cars

New incarnation of Fisker will open 556,000-square-foot factory east of Los Angeles.

Photographer Has 181,000 Instagram Followers

Chevrolet brings popular Instagram photographer to Detroit to publicize next-generation Volt.

Well, that didn't go as planned. General Motors had marketed the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in as a premium version of the Chevrolet Volt with some Caddy refinements. Now, it looks like that premium, at least from a price standpoint, is shrinking.

Hey, I've got enough things to worry about. That's one interpretation of General Motors executive vice president Mark Reuss' response to a question posed by Driving the Nation about the recently-introduced Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid.

It's not exactly "Leo buys a Fisker Karma" territory, but at least we're talking about a company that's still in business. In this case, it's Via Motors, converter of GM vans and pickup trucks into extended-range plug-in vehicles. The company is getting its own bit of movie magic, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

That demonstration Via Motors made with its extended-range plug-in trucks in San Francisco a few months back must've made some impression. At the Plug In Conference in San Diego, CA last week, the company announced it has won a $20-million contract to supply the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) with its trucks.

Anyone looking for a little extra reading this week could do worse than check out a 29-page history of the Chevrolet Volt. The story of the extended-range plug-in vehicle comes from a professor at San Francisco's Presidio Graduate School, Dariush Rafinejad. A disclaimer, however, is in order, as the study received "generous support" from Chevy parent General Motors.

Via Motors says its extended-range plug-in trucks can provide power generation for something a little more essential than a tailgate party or a camping trip. The company, which notably has former General Motors executive Bob Lutz as a pitchman, showed off one of its VTRUX pickups at San Francisco's Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative event sponsored by PG&E late last month and said the truck could double as an emergency power generator, Plug In Cars reports.

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