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Posts from ‘November, 2011’

GM's Volt Woes Cast Shadow on Electric Cars – The Hockey Schtick

DETROIT—For the past several years, the federal government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting the development of electric cars . Now regulators are investigating whether the big battery packs used by one …

300 Smart Electric Cars in New San Diego Car Sharing

I am driving the new 2012 smart fortwo electric drive vehicle (smart ed) through the busy downtown streets of San Diego, America's eighth largest city. San Diego presents itself as “America's Finest City” with some justification. …

GM Builds on Battery Safety to Ensure … – Electric Vehicle News

General Motors announced Monday initiatives for customer satisfaction and battery safety research to ensure ongoing confidence in the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle . The initiatives follow six months of …

Responders adapt to electric vehicles' quirks

By Chrissie Thompson Detroit Free Press DETROIT When firefighter Jason Emery arrives at the site of a major car crash, he knows to disconnect the car's battery to shut off the source of energy.

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