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2010-12-01
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The need for knowledge to help understand EVs, HEVs, PHEVs, and their expanding technologies has sparked the creation of SAE International's new Vehicle Electrification website.
2008-04-11
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General Motors is making energy conservation a key part of its strategic focus, with a number of programs designed to cut fuel consumption in all parts of the globe. And though Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is confident that GM can gain a lead position in the new focus on green vehicles, he’s not shy about criticizing government regulations that are helping drive the transition.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-03-31
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Following in the footsteps of the biodiesel-powered EcoJet introduced at last year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) convention in Las Vegas, “Tonight Show” host and green-driving enthusiast Jay Leno used the occasion of this year’s show to introduce the Chevrolet Corvette Z06-inspired C6RS capable of running on E85 ethanol.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—One of the auto industry’s most respected battery experts is cautiously optimistic that a Chevrolet Volt battery fire that occurred weeks after a government crash test won’t affect the public’s attitude toward EVs.
2011-11-30
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The trunk is concrete on this branchless tree, but its expansive solar canopy shades six vehicle stations capable of fully charging six Chevrolet Volts.
2012-04-10
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Called GoGoLink and featured at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, it is priced at $50 and links smartphones to the cars' 7.0-in MyLink dashboard display screen. Maps are held in smartphone memory, so data connection can be turned off.
2012-03-23
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Six cars operating out of General Motors' Torrance, CA, tech center are completing a 1500-mi (2425-km) test loop in various driving cycles using 120-V, 240-V, and dc fast charging at private and public stations. Software calibration is roughly two-thirds complete.
2012-11-28
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GM's first battery-electric vehicle debuts at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show with a $25,000 base price, optional dc quick charging capability, and sub-8-s 0-60 mph acceleration.
2009-10-06
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The chief engineer of the Chevrolet Corvette is tight-lipped about when the next-generation vehicle will debut but not completely mum about the sports car's material makeup.
2009-12-09
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Including the $336 million investment it announced on Dec. 7 for production of the Chevrolet Volt at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, General Motors Co. will spend more than $700 million in several Michigan factories to bring the plug-in hybrid (GM prefers to call it an electric car with extended-range capabilities) to market in late 2010.
2011-03-17
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Aluminum cooling plates with precisely stamped channels move battery coolant to ensure even temperature distribution in each of the 288 individual lithium-ion battery cells of the Chevrolet Volt.
2011-04-01
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The dozen technical papers related to the Chevrolet Volt submitted by GM and published by SAE International this year are a milestone in the tech-paper realm.
2011-05-10
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Mohamed Alamgir, Research Director, LG Chem Power Inc., updates on how the Chevrolet Volt battery systems are performing in the field and discusses cell replacement concerns and forthcoming vehicles to feature LG Chem battery cells.
2010-11-30
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Chevrolet’s first entry into the European seven-seat MPV sector and a new entry-level hatchback debut in Paris.
2010-10-19
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QNX CAR Application Platform emphasizes driver's handheld device as primary data server for infotainment.
2008-10-14
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General Motors debuted its important new Chevrolet Cruze sedan and a related concept MPV called the Orlando at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The company hopes the all-new car will finally make it a respected contender in this hotly contested segment.
2010-07-01
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Coulomb Technologies announced in June that it will deliver 4600 free networked charging stations in certain parts of the U.S. under the ChargePoint America program. The program is a partnership among ChargePoint station maker Coulomb and vehicle brands Ford, Chevrolet, and Smart USA to coordinate the installation of the stations with the sale of plug-in vehicles. 
2010-03-03
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A full-width chrome steel front bumper, new grille, and restyled hood are main cosmetic changes on the 2011 Chervolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, but what's under the skin reflects a substantial reworking of the heavy-duty truck.
2010-04-08
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Chevrolet has pinned its latest hopes for success in the compact market on the Cruze world car, which eventually will replace the Cobalt. At the recent New York International Auto Show, the company introduced perhaps one of the more interesting editions of its compact model, the 2011 Cruze Eco, a pared-down version that is intended to get great fuel economy.
2008-12-23
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When the Chevrolet crossover debuts next summer, it will be offered with two new direct-injected (DI) engines—a 2.4-L four-cylinder and a 3.0-L V6. The 2.4-L is expected to deliver an estimated 30 mpg in highway driving, though EPA certification is pend­ing, placing the Equinox at the top of its segment in highway mileage.
2008-12-22
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General Motors Corp. aims to begin production of the engine for the Chevrolet Volt as scheduled in late 2010, but for now it is slowing construction of the plant where the 1.4-L four-cylinder will be built.
2009-02-26
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In a money-saving move, General Motors has decided that it will not "at this time" build a new engine plant for Chevrolet's Volt and Cruze models. The company announced Feb. 24 that instead of carrying out its previously announced plans for a new plant in Flint, MI, it will use extra capacity at an existing Flint plant.
2015-12-08
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Electric and hybrid vehicles driving at low speeds are so quiet they can pose a danger to sight-impaired pedestrians crossing the street. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. government’s plans to require electrified vehicles to emit a warning sound when traveling at less than 18 mph (29 km/h).
2015-11-10
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Suppliers of batteries for electrified cars typically keep their factories closed to the media. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke takes a tour of LG Chem's battery plant in Holland, Michigan. 
2016-11-28
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Despite two-dollar per gallon gasoline in the U.S., automakers are developing new, even more efficient power solutions.
2015-03-04
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Drivers who live where it gets really cold in the winter know the value of remote-starting systems. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at remote-starting technology. 
2015-02-24
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What do rice cookers have to do with lowering the price of hybrid and electric cars? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at a tiny electrical device called the IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor).
2014-12-04
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Electric cars offer the big benefit of almost no maintenance. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the almost maintenance-free life of owning an electric car. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at http://youtu.be/iXo_jaFhZvw. 
2014-12-11
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Are smaller pickup trucks about to make a big comeback? In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke examines the current midsize pickup market, and looks at what's still to come. 
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