Driving the Chevy Volt — Live Blog

On Wednesday, October 13th, WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert spent the day driving the new Chevy Volt electric vehicle.  This is the running update of his day long experience.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2010

Magna Tech Center To Get First Coulomb EV Charger

Campbell, Calif.-based Coulomb Technologies Inc. and Charlottesville, Va.-based Aker Wade Power Technologies today announced the availability of their networked DC fast charging stations for electric vehicles.  The ChargePoint CT3000 family of stations are capable of […]


Getting Ready For Electric Vehicles

Detroit is being transformed from the “Motor City” into the “Electric Motor City” this week, as the Center for Auto Research holds its second annual “Business of Plugging In” conference. Brett Smith, who is co-director […]


Michigan Could Add Electric Vehicles To Fleet

“The electrification of our fleet is one of our priorities.”  — Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Governor Granholm getting an up close look at Ford’s new electric Transit Connect van, and encouraging municipalities all over Michigan […]


GM Tests Electric Chevy Cruze

General Motors says it will launch a test fleet of electric cars in South Korea as it continues to develop battery- powered models of its Chevrolet Cruze. The automaker will begin the project at the […]


Nissan Leaf (video)

WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert gets one of the first chances to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of Nissan’s new electric vehicle, the Leaf.


Car Chronicles 09/13/10

Are electric vehicles ready for prime time?


President Phones In His Support for Electric Vehicles

“Governor Granholm, this is your friend Barack Obama…” A phone call from the President livened up the audience at a lengthy dedication ceremony for the A123 Systems lithium ion battery plant in Livonia. “This is […]


President Obama 09/13/10

President Obama calls in during ceremony to dedicate A123 Battery Systems plant in Livonia.


Ford Accelerates EV Battery Testing With Wireless Monitoring Systems

Ford Motor Co. is using the Internet and wireless technology to accelerate testing and refinement of the advanced lithium-ion battery systems that will power its upcoming plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Ford’s progress is enabled […]