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Chevy announces it will produce the Spark EV in 2013

Chevy announces it will produce the Spark EV in 2013

Chevrolet has announced that it intends to produce the all-electric Spark EV. The spark is a mini car and will be sold in limited quantities in select markets around the country starting in 2013. The Spark is an urban car, so I would expect it would be offered only in urban areas. Chevrolet isn’t offering a huge amount of detail on the car at this point.

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Chevy shows off actual Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie cars

Chevy shows off actual Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie cars

I have enjoyed the Transformers films well enough. My kids liked the last film the best and it was one of the better ones in the franchise. If you have watched the film you have seen Bumblebee and Sideswipe during the flick. At the Texas State Fair, Chevrolet had both the Stingray Concept that was actually the Sideswipe car from the film and the actual Camaro that was Bumblebee in the film on hand.

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Chevy shows off flying car at Texas State Fair

Chevy shows off flying car at Texas State Fair

I think one of the coolest things that Chevy had in its display at the Texas State Fair auto show was this little matte colored version of the new small car called the Sonic. The first time I saw it sitting there, I thought it was a clay reproduction of the Sonic used for the design process. Then it started whirring and lifted into the air. It turned out that it was a full-scale model of the new Sonic that was controlled and is controlled by a big RC controller like an RC airplane.

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Camaro ZL1: eyes-on the fastest Camaro ever made [Video]

Camaro ZL1: eyes-on the fastest Camaro ever made [Video]

Earlier this month I mentioned the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that had just gone official. The car sounds very cool on paper with a new 6.2L LSA V8 that has an Eaton supercharger strapped to it. The engine produces 580 HP and 556 lb-fit of torque. The engine is all aluminum for weight savings and the car is aimed at being very streetable, yet ready for the owner to take to the racetrack at any time.

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Next-gen C7 Corvette to get 7-speed transmission and more

Next-gen C7 Corvette to get 7-speed transmission and more

If you are a sports car fan, this is a great time to be a car geek. There are hoards of sports cars on the market and they are getting better all the time. The heyday of performance was the late 60's, but today I think, more is going on than there was decades ago. We have the new Camaro, the Mustang, and a bunch of other cars for fans to choose from. It's also getting close to the time for some of the most iconic cars in the country to get a refresh.

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2012 Chevy Sonic gets 40 MPG on highway with 1.4L turbo power

2012 Chevy Sonic gets 40 MPG on highway with 1.4L turbo power

I am a fan of performance cars and it's great to see over the last year or so that the big automakers out there aren’t abandoning the performance crowd even though they are pushing for more efficiency. The Ford Mustang with the 5.0 is one of the most powerful Mustangs in history and still gets good fuel mileage. Not everyone that likes sporty performance cars wants a big V8. There are lots of people that want smaller engines with turbos and better fuel economy.

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Chevy talks fuel economy gains from aerodynamics for 2013 Malibu

Chevy talks fuel economy gains from aerodynamics for 2013 Malibu

A car maker can go many ways when it comes to improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles. They can use smaller engines that need less fuel, incorporate hybrid drive trains, and look at the drag placed on the vehicle by the air that flows around it among other things. Chevy is big on aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy and its engineers have spent a lot of time testing the new 2013 Malibu to improve its aerodynamics as much as possible.

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