Toyota Recalls 6.76 Million Vehicles, Because Everyone's Terrible

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/09/14 9:30am 4/09/14 9:30am

Battery Maker That Received $249 Million From Obama Administration…

A123 Systems, the company that builds the batteries for the Fisker Karma and for the upcoming Chevy Spark EV, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, according to court documents. This is a major blow for the Obama administration, which has invested heavily in green energy with other companies like Solyndra… » 10/16/12 9:15am 10/16/12 9:15am

Founder Of Popular Chevy Volt Website Trades His Volt For A Ford

Chevy Volt owners are a fanatical, interesting bunch. Just watch the commercials. But one major gripe has always been that the car can only fit the driver and three passengers. So what is the Founder of GM-Volt.com supposed to do when his family grows? Get a Ford, of course. » 10/09/12 4:30pm 10/09/12 4:30pm

GM Is Losing Thousands Of Dollars On Every Volt Built

The Chevy Volt is a pioneering car, but it has also received a lot of flack. It hasn't helped that it has caught on fire a couple times and been scapegoated by the media as the poster child of the automotive bailouts. » 9/10/12 12:30pm 9/10/12 12:30pm

Toyota Sells More New Prius C In Three Days Than Chevy Sells Volts In…

Sales of the Chevy Volt remain so weak that even with higher gas prices, GM had to shut production down for five weeks. Compare that to the brand new compact Toyota Prius C, which outsold a month's worth of Volts and Nissan Leafs in just three days. Beware the Ides of March. » 3/16/12 1:40pm 3/16/12 1:40pm

GM Dealers Say No To More Chevy Volts

With NHTSA's closure of the investigation into the Chevy Volt, General Motors is now trying to rebuild the plug-in hybrid's image. But a new stumbling block has appeared on the road to higher sales — dealers turning down Volts from GM. » 1/23/12 8:15am 1/23/12 8:15am

GM Fixing Chevy Volt To Stop Possible Fiery Death After Three-Week-Old …

After a Chevy Volt caught fire after being left outside in a parking lot in Minnesota three weeks after it was crash tested by NHTSA, GM has announced some changes to make sure this won't happen again. » 1/05/12 11:15am 1/05/12 11:15am

Did feds delay public disclosure of Chevy Volt fire risk to protect GM …

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crashed a Chevrolet Volt back in May, the car's lithium-ion battery burst into flames in June, and the agency acknowledged the fire to the public and launched a safety investigation in late November. Why the six-month time-lapse? » 12/05/11 4:00pm 12/05/11 4:00pm