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Cadillac ELR

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a luxury extended range electric coupe, based on the Chevrolet Volt platform. Like the Volt, the ELR will travel approximately 35 miles solely on electricity before switching over to gas where the car will achieve 30-35mpg. The drive system has been tweaked to give the ELR a bit more power than the Volt. The ELR features Advanced Continuous Damping Control suspension with selectable driving modes and full LED headlamps and tail lamps with signature front and rear lighting elements.
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EV1 at The Henry Ford Museum

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EV1 at The Henry Ford Museum
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The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI has added the EV1 to their "Automobile in American Life" exhibit. If you find yourself in Dearborn, be sure to visit the Henry Ford and check out the exhibit, which will be on display for the next nine months.

 

Location

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn, MI
United States
42° 18' 11.1924" N, 83° 13' 59.1924" W
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National Plug In Day: An Accidental EV Wrangler

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National Plug In Day: An Accidental EV Wrangler
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Former Plug In America board member Alexandra Paul describes the process of rounding up hundreds of EVs for National Plug In Day's flagship event: history's biggest EV parade.

208 Alexandra Paul and her Chevrolet Volt, July 28, 2011I have a lifelong phobia of organizing get-togethers. I avoid anything more complicated than having my book club over for a potluck.

So what did I say when Zan Dubin Scott, Plug In America's Communications Director, asked me to recruit EVs for National Plug In Day’s Santa Monica parade?

I said yes, of course.

Did I mention she wanted to make it the biggest assembly of plug-in vehicles in the world?

Opel Ampera

The Opel/Vauxhall Ampera shares it's platform and E-Flex propulsion system with the Chevy Volt. Like the Volt, it has an all electric range of 56 km, a total range of 610 km, and can travel from 0-100 km/h about 9 sec. The Ampera's top speed is also the same as the Volt's at 160 km/h. The Ampera is powered by a 16 kWh battery pack and 1.4L gasoline engine and can be recharged on a 230V European household outlet.  MSRP for the Ampera will be uniform throughout Europe at 42,900 Euros (including the VAT).

Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid (or extended range electric vehicle), powered by an 111kW (149hp) electric motor and and 84hp gasoline engine. The second generation Volt is now available, which includes many improovements such as longer range, reduce price, and seating for five. The Volt's 18.4kWh battery that will take the car 53 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in to take the car another 370 miles. In hybrid mode, the Volt will achieve 42 MPG and in electric mode the Volt will consume 31kWh/100 mi (106 MPG equivalent). 

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Listen Up, GM, and Tone It Down

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 Listen Up, GM, and Tone It Down
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Have you seen GM’snew video about how the Volt functions? It’s a good, clear, basic explanation. But it delivers a message that really steams me. It blithely advises that “you won’t have to adjust your life” with an extended range vehicle. Oh thank God.

Have you seen GM’snew video about how the Volt functions? It’s a good, clear, basic explanation. But it delivers a message that really steams me. It blithely advises that “you won’t have to adjust your life” with an extended range vehicle. Oh thank God.

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News from Detroit

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 News from Detroit
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BMW has recognized that they simply teed up GM and Nissan to benefit from the MINI E experience. Today they announced officially that MINI E "pioneers" will be able to extend their leases until 2011.

BMW has recognized that they simply teed up GM and Nissan to benefit from

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Two flavors of Volts -- PHEV and EV

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 Two flavors of Volts -- PHEV and EV
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Plug In America leaders (and probably lots of other EV afficionados) have been suggesting to GM for quite some time now that they should make an all-electric version of their upcoming Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (or, as they like to call it, their extended-range electric vehicle). Apparently, they were listening!

Chevy Volt2 Plug In America leaders (and probably lots of other EV afficionados) have been suggesting to GM for quite some time now that they should make an all-electric version of their upcoming Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (or, as they like to call