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Is Holden's Parent Company Working On A Cheaper Volt?

The Holden Volt is a pretty great car. We went behind the wheel last year and loved the petrol-electric future sled. The only problem was the whopping $60,000 price tag. That problem might soon be solved, as reports emerge that Holden’s parent, General Motors, is working on a cut-price version.


GoGet Has Electric Share Cars Now In A Great Leap Forward For Aussie EVs

Car-share service, GoGet, is a blessing for car-less city folk in need of some wheels. Now those city slickers in Melbourne are about to get a boost to their green credentials, as GoGet adds Toyota plug-in hybrids to its fleet. This is so great I can’t begin to describe it.


Watch Holden Freak Out Petrol Station Customers With The Volt

The Holden Volt is a pretty impressive piece of kit, but as we mentioned in our review, it has a bit of an image problem. In a bid to address the issue, Holden staffed itself into a local petrol station in Victoria and only charged customers $2.50 for however much fuel they liked to compare the cost of owning a petrol car versus owning a Holden Volt.


The Crazy Cars Of CES 2013

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show isn’t just a place for smartphone cases and big TVs. No, instead it’s about showcasing some of the coolest car tech ahead of the Detroit Motor Show. Here are some of the best cars on show at CES 2013.


Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like A Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 1.83 million litres of fuel — every day — and paid a total of $US49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new plug-in hybrid jet concept that burns 70 per cent less gas per flight with the help of local power grid.


Australian International Motor Show: A Complete Geek's Guide To The Best Tech On Offer

Off to the Australian International Motor Show? Good idea. There’s a bunch of tech there you simply have to see. make sure you don’t miss anything with this comprehensive guide to the best tech on the show floor. From simulators to smart-keys, booth babes to battery-powered vehicles, this is what you have to see when you visit the show.


GM Reportedly Halts Production On The Volt Electric Car

According to a report from Bloomberg, General Motors — Holden’s parent company for those playing at home — has just halted production on the Volt electric car. Why? Apparently nobody’s buying them.


Why Are So Many Olympic Athletes Wearing Bright Green Shoes?

If you were wondering why so many of the track and field athletes at the Olympics were wearing bright green shoes, here’s your answer: they’re all Nike athletes. Nike has decided to go uniform across the globe on bright green shoes to grab your attention (and your dollars). It’s probably working.


Green Technology Pundit Tells Electric Car Makers To DO BETTER

When he’s not driving around in circles, NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr apparently likes to opine on the state of electric cars and green technology. CNS news tracked down Earnhardt to ask him what he thought of electric cars, specificially the Chevy Volt. Here’s what he said:


Chevrolet Volt Car Will Use Recycled Oil Booms From BP Disaster

What to do with all those leftover oil booms that BP used to mop up its oil? If you’re a car manufacturer, you could recycle all of the oil-slicked plastic tubes into new Chevrolet Volts.


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