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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 low-emissions packageRead 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 the Voltec… Read More

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

    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 it’s… Read More

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

    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 have… Read More

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

    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 the… Read More

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

    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 and Obama's plan to… Read More

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

    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 have… Read More

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

    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, Automobile's 2011 Automobile of the Year, and… Read More

  • 2011's Top 10 Most Anticipated Gear

    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 to HP to even… Read More

  • The Chevy Volt User Manual Hits The Web

    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