LG Chem Plant Finally Making American Batteries For Chevy Volt

More than two years ago, Korean tech company LG Chem opened a battery plant in Holland, Michigan, with a deal to produce batteries for the Chevy Volt. But slow sales have meant not enough work for the plant, which finally went online this month. The first Volts sporting American-made LG chem batteries will hit streets sometime this fall.

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2014 Chevy Volt Price Drops By $5,000

Anyone who has been following the saga of the Chevy Volt knows that the single biggest issue facing the plug-in hybrid is its high price. General Motors has said time and again it wants to lower the price of the Volt by as much as $10,000 for the next generation. For now, the 2014 Chevy Volt price has dropped by $5,000, meaning you can buy a 2014 Chevy Volt for under $30,000.

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Sales Expected To Double

Unlike some other niche sports car makers, who have resisted government mandates to build hybrid or electric cars, Porsche has fully embraced hybrid technology as a means to deliver even more performance. More importantly, customers are responding favorably, so much so that Porsche expects sales of the next-gen Panamera S E-Hybrid to double.

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VIA Motors Joins With PG&E On Neighborhood-Powering Pickup

Events like Hurricane Sandy have shown just how fragile our power grid has become. Deploying fuel-intensive diesel generators can be all but impossible when roads are impassable, but green truck builder VIA is teaming up with energy company PG&E to test pickup trucks with the potential to power entire neighborhoods with their huge battery packs.

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Volvo Solar Pavilion Concept Requires Ph.D in Spatial Mathematics to Re-fold

You’ll need a Ph.D in spatial mathematics to fold this Volvo solar Pavilion charging thing back into your trunk, and it will take up 2 or 3 parking spaces wherever you go. Still, people who are clueless think it’s “amazing”. I’m amazed those people can tie their own shoes.

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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Review

Nick Chambers didn’t just review the Ford C-Max Energi; he bought one. Read his review to find out why.

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Video: Jay Leno Checks Out The Cadillac ELR

Arguably the car the Chevy Volt should have been, the Cadillac ELR is a plug-in hybrid for discerning luxury car buyers. This sexy hunk of 21st century technology will set you back between $60,000 and $70,000, which is pocket change for a guy like Jay Leno. So it’s no surprise that the ELR showed up in Leno’s garage.

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Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Testing In Desert Heat

Being a Porsche, the 918 Spyder must undergo a million miles of testing, including seeing how the searing heat of Nevada affects the hybrid drivetrain of this supercar.

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