Used Chevrolet Volt Batteries Help Power New IT Building

Used Chevrolet Volt Batteries Help Power New IT Building

What happens to the batteries that power Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? Five of them are helping keep the lights on at the new General Motors Enterprise Data Center at its Milford Proving Ground. Used Chevy Volt Batteries Help Power Milford IT Building MILFORD, Mich. – What happens to the batteries that power...

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Ford Focus Electric Receives EPA Rating of 105 MPGe Average

Ford Focus Electric Receives EPA Rating of 105 MPGe Average

Set to arrive as the first publicly offered Ford-branded fully electric car, the Ford Focus Electric’s will journey out into selected markets through the second half of this year. Still awaiting the all-important price tag for the electric vehicle set to break 109 years of Ford Motor Company tradition, the United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)...

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GM’s Cobblepot: The Chevy Vega

GM’s Cobblepot: The Chevy Vega

In the popular TV series, Gotham (it’s a prequel to the Batman story) there’s an episode called “Everyone Has His Cobblepot” — a reference to something embarrassing in one’s past. The Chevy Vega is GM’s Cobblepot. Like most failures, it wasn’t intentional. But it was — in retrospect predictable. Chiefly because then-GM President Ed Cole rushed the car’s...

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Zytek and Morgan Concoct Shiftable Electric Car for Geneva Show

Zytek and Morgan Concoct Shiftable Electric Car for Geneva Show

While major auto brands such as Lamborghini, Audi and Hyundai drew the initial enthusiasm expected for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the acclaim of this Swiss exhibition also attracts the likes of smaller European firms. It is from these smaller companies some of the most imaginative expressions of design and technological creativity radiates through the...

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Silverado Owners Stay Closely Connected to Truck

Silverado Owners Stay Closely Connected to Truck

Silverado Owners Stay Closely Connected to Truck DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado owners are some of the most connected drivers on the road, making up the largest population of OnStar RemoteLink mobile app users. And they’re using the app more often than most drivers to check tire pressures, oil levels and remotely start their trucks. In the near future, Silverado...

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GM Offers Remedy to Chevrolet Volt Post-Crash Fire Threat

GM Offers Remedy to Chevrolet Volt Post-Crash Fire Threat

As one of the most important auto shows of the year takes place in Detroit, the need for brands to create a meaningful impression on the forward-thinking automotive market is paramount. For at least one company, their work in acquainting customers to once advanced producted started a week earlier. Prior to showcasing this year’s automotive innovations, General...

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GE Wattstation EV Charger Now Selling on Amazon

GE Wattstation EV Charger Now Selling on Amazon

Saddled with the high upfront costs currently attached to the early electric production cars, the new driving lifestyle will drastically affect the refueling environment for consumers. Whether a full EV (electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid model, charging of a vehicle’s battery pack will see private parking lots or garage become an active hub for the...

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Acura Roadside Assistance Steers into App World

Acura Roadside Assistance Steers into App World

Auto manufacturers today realize the car ownership experience must be a far-extending phenomenon to promote loyalty. Auto companies like Ferrari fosters favour for vehicles like the latest 458 Italia thanks to a wide merchandising chain. Mopar merchandise and Mercedes-Benz apparel have also been hot sellers as companions for diehard brand followers blossoming...

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Bert and Ernie Guides TomTom GPS Through Sesame Street

Bert and Ernie Guides TomTom GPS Through Sesame Street

Sunny days keeping the clouds away. For almost every youngster of the past 40 years, these words are instantly assessed from memory as the cheery opening to the popular educational/entertainment program Sesame Street. Based on teachings that have led us down a direct path during childhood, how would you like having your favourite Sesame Street guide you through...

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Popular Automotive-Related Mobile Apps

Popular Automotive-Related Mobile Apps

Supplying 21st century with once-unobtainable access to a vehicle, a dizzying assortment of smartphone and tablet apps provides the driver with an out-of-car experience. Over the course of the past two years, virtually every automaker is now engaged with a brand-specific mobile application making their automotive products more accessible than ever before....

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Laser Beams into Automotive Lighting Future

Laser Beams into Automotive Lighting Future

Since Thomas Edison perfected the electronic light bulb over 130 years ago, our ability of creating artificial illumination has brightened up the coldness of night. An evolution especially important as the automobile progressed, vehicle lighting has taken strides in becoming brighter and more efficient. At first existing as clumsy lanterns, electric lighting...

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Auto History’s Biggest Safety Feature Follies

Auto History’s Biggest Safety Feature Follies

In the 1950s, most auto company has defined safety features in a more simplistic way. Instead of engineering handling the safety aspects of a vehicle, carmakers tragically left the progression of safety to automotive stylist. Over decades, safety has evolved from being a laughing matter to a realistic intent for saving lives of motorists and passengers....

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