11/29/2011, General Motors is upset, and they want to sit at the top of the food chain when it comes to plug-in hybrid vehicles, aiming to wrest the crown away from the undisputed champion thus far – Toyota’s Prius. Executives at General Motor claim that this is a “moon shot” attempt, and hopefully if successful, it will enable them to rocket beyond Toyota Motor Corp’s reach in terms of technology leadership.
10/13/2011, It seems that the EN-V has undergone a growth spurt of sorts in the hands of Chevrolet, as the next generation version of the electric concept vehicle is now in motion in order to fulfill General Motors’ vision of a zero-emissions future. General Motors has cast their eye on the EN-V to be part of the electric urban mobility vehicle future, where it intends to ferry two people max (and […]
10/12/2011, General Motors has announced that come 2013, their urban minicar, the Chevy Spark, will be made available in the US market, but the kicker is that it will only be available in limited quantity and for select types of drivers only. By select drivers, it appears that unlike other electric vehicles (EV), the Chevy Spark is being aimed at drivers who live in an urban area and who have predictable […]
10/05/2011, General Motors (GM) has teamed up with RelayRides, where the latter is the first peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace in the world, to enable millions of GM vehicle owners to leverage the OnStar system in order to rent their idle cars out via the RelayRides marketplace. This particular program is said to kick off sometime early next year, with it being GM’s first large-scale involvement in carsharing. The whole idea is to […]
09/30/2011, Having airbags that work properly in a vehicle would go a long way in making sure the safety of the vehicle’s occupants are preserved in the event of an accident, but of course, nothing can substitute careful and calculated driving as no one would want to get into an accident on purpose anyways (save for the suicidal). Well, we’ve seen frontal, roof-mounted and rear-window airbags to date, so is there […]
08/25/2011, General Motors as well as LG have worked out an agreement, where their partnership will involve developing electric vehicles together which will see action across different countries. What roles does LG play in this synergy? Well, the South Korean conglomerate will supply the necessary lithium ion battery cells and battery packs required to move the Chevrolet Volt around, as well as the European edition of the Volt which will be […]
08/18/2011, When it comes to electric vehicles (EV), rarely do we equate them with comfort, style, luxury or power. Instead we tend to think of EVs as fuel-savers, efficient, environmentally friendly and green, but General Motors is hoping to change that with their Cadillac ELR Coupe which they had just unveiled today.
08/01/2011, Are you looking forward to living the Jetson life in pod-like vehicles that drives itself? It appears that GM is taking a step towards that direction if you can remember when they unveiled the electric and autonomous pod-like vehicle last year. There have been several rumors surrounding the EN-V that have said that GM has started production of the vehicles, which the company has denied but have appeased those interested […]
03/19/2011, CES 2011 was the platform where many new devices were launched, and it wasn’t surprising at all to see General Motors use that platform to introduce a mirror with a blue button which is touted to work in just about any vehicle. Well, the nameless device has now gotten a moniker of its own, with GM calling it the OnStar FMV. No, that has nothing to do with full motion […]
01/07/2011, [CES 2011] GM was demonstrating its EN-V electric vehicle (Electric-Networked electric vehicle). Although it won’t be fielded for many years or possibly a decade, this vehicle is part of a research project about the future of transportation in urban areas that will host much more population than they do today. With a single stone (or car) GM tries to solve the issues of pollution, congestion and accidents at the same […]
12/27/2010, If you have a heart for the environment, chances are you’re already driving an electric or hybrid vehicle. For owners of the Chevrolet Volt, you can wear a smug grin knowing that GM recently announced that said vehicle in production will feature parts made from recycled Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean-up materials. Approximately 100 miles of plastic boom, the material used to help contain the oil spill, will be recycled […]
09/08/2010, This might be taking the Facebook madness a little too far, but reports are going around that General Motors’ in-car system system OnStar could be receiving a software update that would allow Facebook integration as early as this month. If this rumor does turn out to be true, the system will offer a speech-to-text function, allowing you to post an update directly to Facebook. Speculation is that the update is […]
07/27/2010, The Chevy Volt electric car was a concept as early as three years plus ago, but today, General Motors has turned that into a dream by rolling out this $33,500 green vehicle. How did we arrive at that figure? Well, it was slapped with a $41,000 price point, but that was before a federal tax credit. Each purchase will come with an 8-year and 100,000-mile warranty, making it qualify for […]
05/18/2010, Sometimes when you pull up and park in a multi-level storey car park, you might be too excited to take note of the particular level and lot where your beloved jalopy is stationed, only to walk for endless hours level by level once your shopping is done – worse still if you have a girlfriend in killer 6″ heels in tow. Google and General Motors aim to save you of […]