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23 min ago | Martinsburg Journal

Car-charging station dedicated in Martinsburg

Main Street Martinsburg celebrated the first completely free electric car-charging station in West Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon cutting, demonstrations and rides in electric cars.

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Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

General Motors pulls plug on European Chevrolet Volt

The automaker says disappointing sales of the Opel Ampera are forcing their hand to scrap the car and work on a replacement to be introduced sometime in the next four years.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Detroit Free Press

Tom Walsh: GM donates Volts to traveling MBAs assisting young companies

Eight MBA teams from Babson, Columbia, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of California-Berkeley and Stanford visit the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant - home of the Chevrolet Volt - July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Hamtramck, MI

Autobytel

Cool Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars haven't always been cool - in fact, there was a time when the 'hybrid' tag described a fairly dull-to-drive segment of the industry.

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Related Topix: Toyota Prius, Coupe, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet, Honda CR-Z, Honda, BMW ActiveHybrid 3, BMW, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Convertible

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Automobile Magazine

Next Chevrolet Volt to Get 200-Mile Range in 2016?

Before his departure as top dog at General Motors, Dan Akerson laid out plans for his company to develop lighter electric vehicles with at least 200 miles of range per charge.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Spark EV

Motor Trend

LG Chem to Supply EV Batteries With a 200-Mile range in 2016

South Korean chemical corporation LG Chem announced it will be supplying batteries for electric vehicles capable of over 200 miles of range in 2016.

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Related Topix: LG Chem, Chemicals, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Autos

Detroit Free Press

GM to stop selling, replace Opel Ampera, Europian version of Volt

An Opel Ampera rolls off the assembly line at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in 2011.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Hamtramck, MI

MLive.com

GM delaying in-vehicle app shop indefinitely

Phil Abram, GM chief infotainment officer, said the Chevrolet AppShop, which the Detroit-based automaker announced in January , did not meet the company's expectations to launch this summer.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet Spark EV, Chevrolet

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Electric car advocates court LGTB customers

The public could take test drives in the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid car in Kearney Mesa as part of a nationwide promotional tour on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Detroit News

GM could add 1,750 jobs in $800M investment in Michigan with tax credit

Detroit -- General Motors Co. says it could create up to 1,750 new jobs and up to $800 million in new investment in Michigan as the Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday approved an amendment of the automaker's global state tax credit.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Hamtramck, MI

WJRT

PSE&G Announces Program Incenting Companies To Provide Charging for Employees Who Drive Electric Cars

Company also releases one year data on its employee electric car incentive plan - 120,000 commuting miles on electric NEWARK, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSE&G today announced an innovative program to encourage New Jersey businesses to provide employees with electric car charging at work.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

The Car Connection

2015 Chevy Volt, 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, Nissan Self-Driving...

From The Car Connection : 2015 Chevrolet Volt Review The 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth model year, remains the first-ever high-volume electric car from General Motors.

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Related Topix: Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan, Auto Dealers, Cadillac, SUV, Coupe, Cadillac SRX, Wagon, Cadillac CTS, Sedan, BMW, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

25 General Motors Cars Coming Your Way Soon

General Motors has been hard at work over the last couple of years revamping its trucks and SUVs, which collectively represent its most lucrative profit generators across its vast lineup.

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Related Topix: Chevrolet Colorado, Truck, Chevrolet, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, GMC, SUV, GMC Terrain, GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Tahoe

GreenCarReports

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow sales.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Digital Trends

BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer isn't the 'Ultimate Driving Machine', and that's OK

BMW has long been known as a rear-wheel drive company, but given the success of the Mini and upcoming front-wheel drive Z2 roadster , things may be changing.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche, SUV, Autos

Forbes

First Six Months of 2014 U.S. EV Sales Show 33% Year-Over-Year Gain

Recent sales numbers from insideevs.com indicate that U.S. EV sales continue to grow steadily .

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Related Topix: Nissan Leaf, Hatchback, Nissan, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Toyota, Sedan, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet

Automotive News

Opel will discontinue weak-selling Ampera, sources say

Opel will discontinue the Ampera, the slow-selling rebadged version of the Volt made by General Motors sister brand Chevrolet, after the redesign of the 2016 Volt, according to two people familiar with the company's plans.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Automotive News

Chevy to revamp key cars in 2015

Once the Colorado and Canyon mid-sized pickups hit showrooms this fall, Chevrolet and GMC will have churned out new generations of every pickup and SUV in their lineups in about 15 months.

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Related Topix: Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC, SUV, GMC Terrain, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Impala

Jalopnik

I Bought A Cadillac ELR And It Was Cheaper Than You Think

Most people think of the Cadillac ELR as nothing more than a fancy Chevy Volt, but it's actually a pretty decent car.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Autos

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why BMW Will Be an Electric Vehicle Winner

But the strategies manufacturers follow often differ depending on who they are and where their target market lies.

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Related Topix: BMW i8, BMW, Coupe, BMW i3, Hatchback, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid, Chevrolet, Tesla Motors, Startups, SUV, Tesla Model X

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