Archive for Green Car Spotlight

U.S. Army Shows Off Green Vehicles at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Illinois – The U.S. Army booth at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show will highlight two hybrid powered combat vehicles that offer both fuel economy and stealth. The Quantum Technologies Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) and the Future Tactical Truck System (FTTS) represent the Army initiative to provide next generation Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and […]

Chevrolet Volt Rollout Speeds Up: Available Nationwide By End of 2011

DETROIT – Chevrolet is stepping up the national rollout of the Volt to match customer interest. “We’re accelerating our launch plan to have Volts in all participating Chevrolet dealerships in every single state in the union by the end of this year,” said Rick Scheidt, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “This is the right thing […]

Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions – White and Black

• Aston Martin confirms launch details for new Cygnet city car • Two special launch editions to commence production of city car at company’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK • An Aston Martin Tailor-Fit solution for the city offering luxury and individuality Gaydon – Aston Martin announces the arrival of the ultimate city car, a […]

Fuel-efficient Cars and Crossovers Drive Chevrolet Sales 16 Percent Higher in 2010

- Chevrolet U.S. Market Share climbed 0.7 points in 2010 – Four Best-Selling Models Among Most Fuel Efficient in Their Segments – Momentum expected to continue as Cruze, Volt, and Sonic expand gas-friendly lineup DETROIT – Better fuel efficiency, which is rising on the list of customer demands, played a big role in Chevrolet’s U.S. […]

Ener1 and Wanxiang Sign Strategic Joint Venture Agreement

Advanced Li-ion Battery Technology, State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facilities and Existing Customer Base Position New Company for Success NEW YORK and HANGZHOU, China – Ener1, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEV), a leader in lithium-ion battery technology, and Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a division of the Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corporation, today signed a joint venture agreement to co-manufacture […]

Victory Muscle Cars 2011 Cars of the Year

Here are the Annual Victory Muscle Cars 2011 Cars of the Year Awards. These cars all represent vehicles that most identify with the Victory Muscle Cars vision for exceptional value, dominance in class, noteworthy development, overall reliability and historical significance. Car of the Year – 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Base Engine Type: V8 Base […]

Photos: Porsche 918 RSR

Note: Images of the Porsche 918 RSR are available to accredited journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de/ . Source: Porsche

Porsche 918 RSR – Racing Laboratory with even Higher-Performance Hybrid Drive

World premiere in Detroit:mid-engine coupé as a technology test bed Stuttgart – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis […]

GM, Powermat to Put Added ‘Charge’ in Chevy Volt

Automaker Invests in Start-Up to Do Away With Charging Cords LAS VEGAS – General Motors and Powermat, a pioneer in wireless charging technology, announced a commercial agreement today that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012. GM Ventures, the company’s […]

2011 Chevy Volt Builds on Earlier GM Electrification Efforts

Learning from Fuel Cells, Generators and Traction Motors All Contributed WARREN, Mich. – The Chevrolet Volts now being delivered to enthusiastic retail customers would not have been possible without the lessons learned from previous General Motors electrification efforts. Many of the technologies resulting from the development of the ground-breaking EV1 in the 1990s, the Two-Mode […]