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2016 Electric Car Sales Predictions

2016 looks like it will be an interesting year for electric car sales. We have some significantly upgraded versions of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt, as well as several new entrants to the market — such as the Tesla Model X, the Chevy Bolt later this year, the Volvo XC90 T8, the Volvo S90 T8, the […]

January 10th

Chevy Bolt Is Here

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Just before CES officially opened this week, Faraday Future showed off its first concept to the world. It was arguably the most hyped launch in the history of electric vehicles, with teasers surfacing at a regular frequency leading up to the big reveal. At the event, Faraday Future reiterated over and […]

January 8th

11–13 Electric Cars To Light Up The Market In 2016

Between the electric car models that are just arriving on the US market and the ones that will likely hit the market by the end of 2016, we have an exciting year ahead. Below are 11 electric cars that I think will light up 2016 (or 13 if you count cars in a particular way). Tesla […]

January 2nd

GM’s Electrification Path & Plans (EV Obsession Video)

GM’s Britta Gross, Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy, gave perhaps my favorite presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit. Her presentation was essentially split into two (or three) sections. She first talked about Drive Electric Florida, then Drive Electric Orlando, and then got into matters concerning GM’s electrification path and plans. This article covers some of the highlights […]

December 30th

Bob Lutz: 2017 Chevy Bolt Won’t Be Profitable (I Think)

The man widely credited as being the “father” of the Chevy Volt, Bob Lutz, was recently quoted as saying that he’d be “surprised and shocked” if the 2017 Chevy Bolt ended up being profitable, according to recent reports. It should be noted here up front that Lutz no longer has access to GM’s internal financial […]

December 26th

LG Chem Ramping Up Battery Production In Michigan

LG Chem has announced that it will be ramping up lithium-ion battery production at its facility in Michigan, according to recent reports. The move follows closely on an announcement that GM will be expanding its business partnership with LG Chem in anticipation of Chevy Bolt production beginning next year. Nick Kassanos of LG Chem commented […]

October 25th

$145 kWh Battery Cell Costs At Chevy Bolt Launch, GM Says

GM’s electric vehicle (EV) ambitions seem to be shaping up nicely going on recent comments made at an investor conference. Amongst the interesting comments, one stood out in particular: The company is now claiming that the launch of the Bolt EV will be accompanied by battery cell costs of just $145 kilowatt-hour (kWh) — very […]

October 4th

Chevy Bolt + Another Electric Car Headed To Europe

Via Gas2: News from the Frankfurt Motor Show from GM is that the highly anticipated, long-range and affordable Chevy Bolt will also be sold in Europe under the Opel brand. Surprisingly, though, the report is that there will be no right-hand drive model sold in the UK. Considering that the UK has become one of the largest […]

September 17th

2016 Nissan LEAF vs Chevy Bolt Concept (Faceoff In LA), + Chelsea Sexton

One of the bigger surprises from National Drive Electric Week Event for me so far was seeing a picture of the Chevy Bolt concept facing off against a 107-mile 2016 Nissan LEAF at LA’s National Drive Electric Week event. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see this in person, but Zan Dubin-Scott of Plug In America was kind enough […]

September 14th

Ranking Automakers On Their Electric Commitment (Top 10 List)

This is going to be a fun one. 😀 No matter how this ranking turns out, people are going to have differing opinions, sometimes very strong ones. But that’s the nature of subjective rankings, especially about topics people are very emotional about. Considering how people name their cars, how they will buy from a single […]

September 2nd

Only 30,000 Chevy Bolts A Year Because….

Originally published on Gas2. One of the biggest electric vehicle announcements of the year so far was the surprise Chevy Bolt announcement from GM in January, the revealing of an affordable, long-range electric car from a major manufacturer. This is the second “affordable” and “long-range” electric car announced by anyone, only trailing the Tesla Model […]

July 27th

Chevy Bolt Updates, + Awkward Swipes At Tesla

General Motors (GM) seems keen to keep a strong focus on its coming long-range, affordable electric car  — the Chevy Bolt. If nothing else is clear, it’s clear that GM wants to be seen as a leader in the electric car space. After unveiling the concept car in January (the first long-range and affordable electric concept […]

July 2nd

Chevy Bolt Aesthetic Overview

Some of the biggest questions we have about GM’s 200-mile electric car, the Chevy Bolt, pertain to its drivetrain, battery, and other mechanical and electrical bits. But every bit as important as the technical bits is the aggressive look of the Chevy Bolt, which as we see in this video overview, was designed to increase […]

Chevy Bolt Trademark Runs Into Snafu

Last year the first inklings of GM’s rumored 200-mile electric car surfaced when trademark protection for the name “Chevy Bolt” was filed. Executives have confirmed that the Chevy Bolt name is here to stay, but GM is running into issues filing a trademark, as at least two other companies have gotten to the name first, […]