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GM’s model response to potential PR hell

What do you do if you are a carmaker, and your vehicles keep self-combusting? If you are General Motors, you write and call your customers ...

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A new challenge for electric cars — fire

Electric cars -- already on a steep climb because of price and distance anxiety -- will have a greater commercial challenge if consumers fear their ...

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Why GM is jumping into bed with the South Koreans

Over the weekend, the New York Times Magazine ran out an interesting piece on a big U.S. problem -- its much-weakened capacity to manufacture consumer ...

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Are the Chinese really a shoo-in to win the electric-car race?

The conventional wisdom about the global electric-car race is that China is a shoo-in because of its enormous domestic market: The Chinese may be laggards ...

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The Weekly Wrap, CERA Week Edition: March 11, 2011

As O&G readers know, I've been in Houston at CERA Week -- the Davos of the energy industry, hosted by oil historian Daniel Yergin -- for ...

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A U.S. shot in the battery wars

When we think of war, Iraq and Afghanistan usually come to mind. But other wars are going on as well. There is an open and ...

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The Leaf: 99 is not as simple as it looks

Yesterday I wrote that 99 is a highly compelling number when applied to the miles per gallon one can obtain while driving an electric car, ...

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