Opel, Vauxhall Versions Of Volt Electric Cars To Take Advantage Of Currency Valuation, Get "Made In USA" Sticker

Opel has announced plans to launch two electric cars in the European market sometime early next decade utilizing GM's E-Flex hybrid banner and be built in the United States for export to Europe. One of the models would be based on the Segway-pooping Opel Flextreme concept and the other, a Vauxhall version of the same… » 7/14/08 10:40am 7/14/08 10:40am

Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept Revealed At Geneva

Joining in on the small hybrid party, GM is showing off this Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept. The styling is familiar, and similar to the 9-4X BioPower. But what's underhood is new; a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that can run on either gasoline or ethanol, making 200 HP on the corn juice. This is mated to GM's… » 3/03/08 1:30pm 3/03/08 1:30pm

First Shots Beneath The Skin Of The Fuel Cell Volt

Our partners in crime over at Giz may not have gotten any sleep this week while patrolling the Consumer Electronics Show, but they did manage to snap some shots under the hood of the hydrogen fuel-cell Volt. You'll notice the hydrogen tanks in the rear of the car and a battery pack out front that's smaller than the… » 1/08/08 9:45am 1/08/08 9:45am

David Pogue Hearts The Hot Electric Car Action Of GM's Bob Lutz

It's good to see that we're not the only journos with the severe man-crush on GM's Vice-Chairman, "Maximum" Bob Lutz. It seems David Pogue, the gadget-obsessed tech writer at The New York Times also has a heavy dose of the Lutz love as he spent some time with Bob and GM's new 'lectric concept sled, the Volt. Pogue… » 9/21/07 12:45pm 9/21/07 12:45pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Live Reveal Of Opel Flextreme Diesel-Electric Concept Car!

We were at Frankfurt's Bockenheimer Depot for GM's revealing of the Opel Flextreme Diesel Concept, the latest sheetmetal incarnation of the company's E-Flex architecture. The system uses a series hybrid system supported by a diesel engine operating at peak efficiency to charge a battery pack from from power supply… » 9/10/07 12:22pm 9/10/07 12:22pm

Opel Flextreme Diesel-Hybrid E-Flex Concept Car Leaks Out Before Frankfurt Auto Show

Much to the chagrin of the folks at the General, it would appear shots of the not-even-embargoed Opel E-Flex platformed concept car have made it out onto the internet well before the Frankfurt Auto Show. Ah, you've got to love the internet. Or not. Either way, courtesy of the English kids at CarScoop, here's the hot… » 9/07/07 6:30pm 9/07/07 6:30pm

GM To Partner With Segway For Diesel-Powered E-Flex Concept In Frankfurt?

We already knew another E-Flex was coming, but now we're hearing from the folks at the UK-based online mag all about cars the General will be bringing a diesel-engined E-Flex concept car to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. We've already been told by GM the E-Flex plug-in hybrid platform can be paired with a… » 7/05/07 4:30pm 7/05/07 4:30pm

GM Awards Battery Development Contracts For Chevrolet Volt E-Flex System

The General's awarded two contracts for development of lithium-ion batteries for its electric drive "E-Flex System." The "E-Flex System," if you'll remember, is the red herring vaporware electric vehicle architecture underpinning the Chevy Volt concept car shown earlier this year. One contract's heading over to… » 6/05/07 11:00am 6/05/07 11:00am