DETROIT - General Motors says production is set to begin late next year on a luxury version of its Chevrolet Volt hybrid.
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Recently, General Motors chief executive officer Dan Akerson held a private meeting with the automaker's team of execs. At this conference, Akerson reportedly revealed his target for plug-in vehicle sales. According to three sources – who asked to remain anonymous – Akerson expects GM to sell 45,000 electric-drive vehicles in 2012. That's a target that the automaker is confident that it will reach. However, GM's CEO envisions tremendous growth in the company's plug-in sales by mid-de
According to Dictionary.com, ambivalence means "uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things." Why does this matter right now? Because ambivilanece is the word used by The Washington Post to describe GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz's feelings on the upcoming Chevy Volt. The Post writer seems to suggest that Lutz and the rest of GM's top brass are conflicted by the desire to build muscular ga
It not exactly a surprise (see all the hints dropped in the related stories below), but it's still good to hear again that GM will likely unveil a prototype plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the Detroit News is reporting today. This would be the first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) from a major manufacturer, and we've hear it called the "I-car" (for Icon car).
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