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U.S. battery power stimulus money matched

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. stimulus money for advanced battery and electric vehicle grants has been matched at least dollar for dollar, the U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday.

Chevy Volt battery to have 8-year warranty

DETROIT, July 14 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. will warranty plug-in hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt car batteries for eight years or 100,000 miles, the U.S. automaker said Wednesday.

Obama visiting Mich. battery cell plant

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- President Obama is to visit Michigan Thursday for the opening of a $303 million plant that will make battery cells for electric vehicles, the White House said.

Green highlights Beijing auto show

BEIJING, April 26 (UPI) -- Among the 990 models at Beijing's "Imagining the Green Future" auto show opening on Tuesday, 95 are alternative-energy autos, China Daily reports.

GM repays loans and spends a little

DETROIT, April 21 (UPI) -- The White House confirmed Wednesday that U.S. automaker General Motors Co. had paid off its $6.7 billion government loan.

Nissan prices electric car at $25,000

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 30 (UPI) -- Japanese automaker Nissan announced Tuesday it would price its first electrically powered car, the Nissan Leaf, at about $25,000.
Toyota gears up for plug-in Prius

Toyota gears up for plug-in Prius

TOKYO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said it would be ready for a large scale release of a plug-in Prius vehicle by 2011.
GM to build Malibu, Volt, in Michigan

GM to build Malibu, Volt, in Michigan

DETROIT, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. said it would build the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu and two electric and gasoline hybrid cars at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan.

German Autobahn goes electric

BERLIN, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Germany on Wednesday unveiled a national strategy to make the country a world leader in sustainable mobility and have 1 million electric cars cruise its Autobahn highways by 2020.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent
Volt electric car may earn 230 mpg rating

Volt electric car may earn 230 mpg rating

DETROIT, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Chevrolet Volt electric car may earn a fuel-efficiency rating of 230 miles per gallon for city driving, U.S. automaker General Motors Co. said Tuesday.

Germany slow on electric cars

BERLIN, July 29 (UPI) -- Germany, the grand car nation, is lagging behind when it comes to designing tomorrow's green cars.
GM vice chairman to appear on 'Letterman'

GM vice chairman to appear on 'Letterman'

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Bob Lutz, vice chairman of the U.S. automaker General Motors, has agreed to make his first appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS announced Monday.

Report: GM asks for auto development loan

DETROIT, April 3 (UPI) -- Struggling General Motors Corp. is asking the government for a $2.6 billion loan to develop three new alternative vehicles, sources told the Detroit Free Press.

GM looking for boost from Spark

DETROIT, March 3 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. is showing off its little Spark in Geneva, Switzerland, this week in hopes the subcompact will ignite interest among car buyers.

GM will launch battery production

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S.-based General Motors will begin producing batteries for a new electric car.

GM using Volt to help land bailout

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. is using its new Chevrolet Volt hybrid car as one of its main selling points in trying to land a federal bailout, industry observers say.

Volt may get 100 miles per gallon rating

DETROIT, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. said Friday an agreement with U.S. regulators could tag its Chevrolet Volt with a fuel economy rating of 100 miles per gallon.

GM picks Flint, Mich., for new plant

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. said Thursday it would construct a $370 million production plant in Flint, Mich., to build engines for the Chevrolet Volt.

Report: Chrysler to unveil electric car

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Detroit automaker Chrysler, facing bankruptcy speculation and criticism for a lack of exciting products, will unveil an electric car next week, sources say.

GM unveils electric car

DETROIT, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. Tuesday unveiled its new electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, which it said will go on sale in 2010.

GM sees electric, other cars sharing parts

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. hopes to launch a family of electric vehicles sharing mainstream GM parts, its vice chairman said in Germany Tuesday.

GM plans hybrid battery

DETROIT, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- General Motors says it plans to develop lithium-ion battery cells with A123Systems to power GM hybrid electric drive vehicles.

Google searching for hybrid car

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. search engine Google said it is jumping on the electric vehicle development bandwagon by offering grants and seeking applications to develop the hybrid.

2 firms making li-ion Chevy Volt batteries

WILMINGTON, Del., June 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. companies are developing lithium-ion batteries for General Motors Corp.'s planned plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, Chairman Rick Wagoner said Tuesday.

Concept cars shine at Detroit auto show

DETROIT, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A series of featured concept cars took center stage this weekend when the annual North American International Auto Show began at Detroit's Cobo Center.
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