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BREAKING: Is this the production Chevy Volt in Transformers 2?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, GM Click to enlarge Is the vehicle pictured above the production Chevy Volt? It sure looks like it. It has the right greenhouse profile and judging from the head and tail-lights it looks an awful lot like the teaser shots that GM has been releasing lately. Perhaps the most telling […] […]

NICE: big automakers won’t bring us electric cars

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle), UK The London-based NICE (No Internal Combustion Engine) car company has issued a statement going full-throttle at the big automakers. The statement says that customers will have to “expect a long wait if they think that mainstream manufacturers” are going to start selling electric cars any soon. “It’s easy […] […]

VIDEO: Mitsubishi boss talks about electric car plans

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Mitsubishi The Wall Street Journal talked to Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko ahead of this week’s Moscow Motor Show about some of the company’s recovery, its involvement in the Russian market and its plans for marketing electric vehicles. Masuko reiterated earlier announcements that the the iMiEV would go on sale in Japan next […] […]

Electric car from Audi to be a Volkswagen up!?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Audi, Volkswagen It was only last April that Audi was saying that it had no plans for an electric car (EV) in the immediate future. It’s possible they’re operating under a different definition of “immediate future” than us or maybe they have just changed their minds because, according to Car Magazine Online, Audi […] […]

Rumormill: Fisker planning four hybrid models

Filed under: Convertibles, Coupes, Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, SUVs, Green, Rumormill Click above for high-res gallery of the Fisker Karma Fisker Automotive is going to have its work cut out for it when it comes to meeting its self-imposed deadline of bring the Karma sedan to market by the fourth-quarter of 2009. To complicate matters even further, the automaker […] […]

Pontiac most likely for second Volt

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Chevrolet, GM, Pontiac Click above for gallery of production pics of Chevy Volt When the Chevy Volt goes on sale in late 2010, it may be joined shortly thereafter by other GM-branded series hybrids using the eFlex architecture. But after the General’s bread-and-butter bow-tie division, which brands make the most sense to get […] […]

Photoshop voodoo gives close-up view of Chevy Volt

Filed under: Spy Photos, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Chevrolet, GM Click above to enlarge and view production Volt gallery Autoblog reader Michael C has a knack for seeing things we miss. In 2006, he noticed that an image of Bob Lutz lifting the veil on one corner of the yet-to-be-released 2008 Cadillac CTS could be easily manipulated in Photoshop […] […]

Maximum Bob: No plug-in hybrid race between GM, Toyota

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, GM, Toyota The attention of the hybrid technology universe has been focused firmly on two vehicles: the Chevy Volt and the plug-in Prius. On the surface, these two vehicles are primed to be big-time competitors in the battle for mpg-conscious buyers. Not so, says the king of quote, Maximum Bob Lutz. According […] […]