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  • Chevy Volt To Get Low Emissions Perks In California

    Chevy Volt To Get Low Emissions Perks In California

    Many in motoring are looking forward to an all-electric future, but as long as we’re burning fuel we’ll need to keep incentivizing low emissions. In California, a limited number of low-emissions vehicles are given stickers that let them travel in the HOV lanes, which residents know is a hell of a perk. Now Volt owners can get in on that action. Chevrolet is making a… Read More

  • GM Announces The Next Volt, The Cadillac ELR

    GM Announces The Next Volt, The Cadillac ELR

    GM makes money from platforms, not just cars. With that thought, Cadillac just announced the ELR Coupe, a sleek sportster built on the Voltec platform that also powers the Volt. The dual-powertrain Caddy has been rumored ever since a concept (pictured here) was shown off at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. Well, friends, it’s on. The ELR will use the same version of… Read More

  • The Nissan Leaf Wins World Car Of The Year, Chevy Volt, Green Car Of The Year


    Another day, another car of the year award. The Nissan Leaf just won the World Car Of The Year award at the New York International Auto Show. An unnamed World Car juror notes Leaf’s tech specs of 100 mile range, 8 hour battery charge and that it’s the first mass-produced 5 seat EV hatchback. “It feels just like a normal car, only quieter.” This award is now in… Read More

  • Report: GM Is Developing A Buick Version Of The Chevy Volt


    The Chevy Volt might soon have a stateside cousin if a Bloomberg report is correct. The outlet quotes two sources as saying GM is developing a Buick vehicle that uses the Volt’s series hybrid Voltec powertrain with a scheduled 2013 release. Apparently the Buick would be a reworked Opel Ampera, which itself is a modified Chevy Volt for the European market. The new model however would… Read More

  • Sound bite fun: Dale Earnhardt Jr. On The Chevy Volt

    Mr. Chevy Dale Earnhardt Jr. was wrangled into an interview and of course the Chevy Volt was brought up. His take? “I think that the Chevy Volt’s a good product.” Fair enough. He then goes on to gently explain that it’s hard to make a vehicle like the Volt, but “the technology isn’t there yet.” Taken out of context, that sounds like Junior is blasting… Read More

  • Obama's Plan For 1 Million EVs By 2015 Might Be Impossible

    There’s a lot of buzz out there surrounding EVs; why shouldn’t there be? So far, the mass marketed EVs: the Volt and the Leaf, with the Focus Electric and Tesla Model S on the way, are pretty exciting. The offerings seem to be pretty solid, but as of right now, the cars aren’t selling in huge numbers. Adding to the gloomy forecast, a panel of experts thinks EVs are over-hyped… Read More

  • The Chevy Volt To Be Available Nationwide By The End Of 2011


    The Chevy Volt is going national a little bit ahead of schedule. GM just released a statement proclaiming that the “don’t call it a series hybrid” vehicle will be available from dealers in all 50 US states by the end of 2011. Currently the Volt is sold and delivered only in D.C., California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Texas. An additional eleven states will… Read More

  • Chevy Volt Adds North American Car Of The Year Award To Long List Of Achievements

    It’s official: the automotive press loves General Motor’s Chevy Volt as it walks away from the NAIAS as the North American International Car of the Year. The don’t-call-it-an-extended-range EV essentially sweep 2010’s consumer automotive awards, earning the top spot as Motor Trend’s 2011 Car of the Year, Green Car Journal’s 2011 Green Car of the Year… Read More

  • 2011's Top 10 Most Anticipated Gear

    Who’s ready for 2010 to expire? Man, we are. It’s not that 2010 was a bad year or anything, but it was all iPad-this, iPhone-that with a bit of Android news bits scattered here and there. With the products in the following list lined up for release, 2011 is set to be a much more balanced year. Of course Apple will still be a major part of the news cycle, but everyone from Nintendo… Read More

  • The Chevy Volt User Manual Hits The Web

    Lazy Friday? It happens. How about firing up the ol’ office laser printer and printing out the entire Chevy Volt user manual on your work’s dime? Or you could always peep the PDF but that’s not nearly as fun. [Chevrolet via GM-Volt] Read More

  • Ward's Deems The Chevy Volt Propulsion System One Of The "10 Best"

    Ward’s AutoWorld routinely grades vehicle powertrains and this year awarded one of the spots to the Chevy Volt’s 1.4L/111-kW electric drive unit mashup dubbed Voltec. Here’s what Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-In-Chief, Drew Winter, said about the propulsion system. Brave. Inspired. Brilliant. We don’t often use these words in the same sentence as ‘propulsion… Read More

  • The 2011 Chevy Volt Finally Gets Its EPA Fuel Economy Numbers: 93 MPGe / 37 MPG

    Here it is, treehuggers and haters. The EPA’s rating of the Chevy Volt: 93 when on electric, 37 combined city/hwy on gasoline, which works out to a 60 MPG composite . Those combine to give the Volt an average range of 379 miles, although, just like with the Leaf, the total range for EV-only topped off slightly less than what the manufacturer advertises. Those keeping score will also… Read More

  • Payback (And IPO) Time For GM As Chevy Volt Wins Industry Accolades

    The 102-year-old car company General Motors (GM) is set to go public on Thursday after a government-forced bankruptcy and bailout in November 2008. The bailout cost taxpayers about $50 billion. Analysts estimate the stock price would need to hit $53 dollars before the government can recoup its investment. GM plans to sell about half-a-billion shares for $33 each in its IPO. The company stands… Read More

  • GE To Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles Including 12,000 Of The Chevy Volt

    Today, General Electric (GE) offered details about its committment to encourage the widespread adoption of all-electric vehicles. The company plans to walk the walk with a purchase of 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015, including an order for 12,000 Chevy Volt vehicles in 2011 from General Motors (GM), a GE business partner. Within the next three years, GE expects to generate up to $500 million… Read More

  • GE To Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles Including 12,000 Of The Chevy Volt

    Today, General Electric (GE) offered details about its committment to encourage the widespread adoption of all-electric vehicles. The company plans to walk the walk with a purchase of 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015, including an order for 12,000 Chevy Volt vehicles in 2011 from General Motors (GM), a GE business partner. Within the next three years, GE expects to generate up to $500 million… Read More

  • The Chevy Volt Might Only Need Its Oil Changed Every Two Years

    The Chevy Volt is fundamentally a new sort of vehicle and so maintenance will be a tad different. Chevy just went public with oil life numbers and it seems that with the proper oil, Volt owners who drive mainly on the battery might only have to change oil every two years. This only makes sense really as the on-board I-4 engine only kicks on to charge the battery and therefore isn’t used… Read More

  • Volt's Wild Ride: A Long Drive In Chevy's Electric Vehicle

    I had the rare pleasure of driving a brand new Chevy Volt up the Eastern seaboard yesterday, a four hour trip from DC to New York in the driving rain of a dying nor’easter. Organized by beleaguered carmaker GM, the drive was an attempt to reach out to tech geeks and bloggers to drive what amounts to the most high-tech car I’ve ever driven. According to a GM spokesperson, the… Read More

  • The Chevy Volt: An Electric Car With Its Own IP Address

    CrunchGear’s Matt Burns recently called the Chevy Volt GM’s “knight in shining chrome and white plastic.” Burns was not citing projected sales numbers, instead he was making the point that the Volt has saved GM by forcing the troubled automaker to “change internally and reinvent nearly ever aspect of how it does business.” In support of Burns’ thesis… Read More

  • Video: The Chevy Volt Gets Its First Proper TV Commercial

    The Chevy Volt is pretty much here. They’re everywhere here in the Detroit area. I must see one every other day. But they should start hitting dealers in the coming weeks and so, right on cue, the Volt’s TV ad spot appears. This isn’t the first commercial for the Volt. Oh no, the Volt was shown off through numerous TV commercials since its announcement as more of a PR… Read More

  • Stand By To Configure Chevy Volt

    The time has come to fiddle around with all the options for your new Chevy Volt. Assuming you’ve got a spare $42K laying around. Yes, it’s not exactly the most affordable vehicle, nor is it, strictly speaking, an electric vehicle, but it is a practical, good-looking, and high-tech car, which is perhaps better. At any rate, the official configurator is now live, and you can add… Read More

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