Posts by this Author: Daryl Clark

GM Answers Battery Questions from Volt Owners

On January 6, General Motors held a live web chat for Chevy Volt owners to answer any questions Chevy Volt owners may have about the retrofits being conducted to resolve the potential risk of delayed battery fire after severe side impact accidents. To date, said Chevy Volt Marketing Director Christi Landy, 7997 Chevy Volts have been sold and have racked up more than 20 million real world road miles. In all that time, there has been not a single incidence of the type of battery failure that resulted in a fire during the severe side impact test conducted by the…

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Is it Worth it to Fill your Tires with Nitrogen?

In the effort to improve gas mileage and wear on tires, some consumers are filling their tires with nearly pure nitrogen instead of the standard compressed air. While tire makers say their tires are designed for plain air, others say nitrogen provides noticeable benefits. Let's look at the available data and see if there really is a difference.

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GM Defends #1 Status as Japan Roars Back to Life

General Motors saw year-to-date sales through the end of November rise by 14.2% over 2010 largely on the success of the fuel-efficient Chevy Cruze. The Cruze was the top selling compact for the year and the fifth best-selling car overall so far in 2011. Industry analysts say that some of GM's success, and that of other U.S. automakers this year was due to the supply disruption of Japanese-made cars after the devastating…
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