• At SXSW, Meerkat Beats McDonald’s At Cutting Through The Noise

    At SXSW, Meerkat Beats McDonald’s At Cutting Through The Noise

    If there’s any one thing that stands out at SXSW this year, it’s that it’s getting harder for even mainstream corporations to rise above the marketing din. What was once called “spring break for geeks” has slowly been taken over in the last couple of years by mainstream corporate sponsors. But are those corporate sponsors getting what they’re paying for? If… Read More

  • The Chevy Mi-ray Concept Is A Hybrid Roadster Done Right

    Mi-ray is Korean for ‘future.’ Does that mean the Mi-ray concept is going into production? Probably not, but clearly shows Chevy still has it in them to design cutting edge concepts that push forward the perception of people movers. The just-unveiled Mi-ray mid-electric concept was designed the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul, which is only fitting as the concept debuted at… Read More

  • The Chevy Orlando Play-Doh Edition Hits London Streets

    Londoners, did you wake up to the sweet aroma of Play-Doh this morning? That’s the Chevy Orlando MPV. Or rather, that smell is from the 1.5 tons of Play-Doh making up a 1:1 scale model of Chevy’s upcoming people mover. The automaker polled 1,000 UK adults to figure out the most popular toy of their youth. Play-Doh won and even beat out LEGO by 17%. Of course this is just a bit… Read More

  • GM's Voltec Charging Station Costs May Total ~$2000

    While the Volt will charge overnight on a normal outlet, those with less predictable schedules may understandably want to opt for a 240V charging solution, which can cut the charge time to four hours. But you better believe you’re gonna pay. Read More

  • Chevy Volt 240V Home Charging Kit: $490 (That's Without Installation Taken Into Account)

    Chevrolet has just announced the price for the Chevy Volt home charging kit : $490. That’s the price “before installation,” mind you. How much are you looking at with installation? Read More

  • Corvette To Employ A Hybrid Powertrain In Next Generation? (Hopefully)

    There is nothing more American than the Corvette and its front-mounted V8 engine. Nothing. Not even the Mustang, baseball or Las Vegas. The V8 screams freedom of the open road. But that potent formula that’s been in use since the beginning might be getting slightly tweaked. GM’s VP of global engineering, Karl Stracke, mentioned to AutoWeek that the next Corvette might go hybrid… Read More

  • Volt & Google to help you remember where you parked

    Feeling a bit forgetful? Worried that you’re not going to be able to find your way back to your car? Worry no longer, there’s now an Android app for that. All you need is an Android phone, and Chevy Volt with OnStar. Once you’re parked, you can speak your destination into your phone which will then keep track of where you are relative to that point, and help you to find your… Read More

  • First pre-production Volt rolls off the line

    Things are looking good for the Volt. Chevy said that the first pre-production Volt rolled off the line yesterday. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can buy one yet, but it’s still a pretty huge deal. For the future! Read More

  • The EPA could give the Chevy Volt a 230 MPG rating

    You know that strange viral marketing campaign popping up around the Interwebs as of late? Well, we know what it means now thanks to GM’s CEO Fritz Henderson and it’s somewhat impressive – and a tad dubious. GM is claiming that under the new EPA guidelines, the Chevy Volt will hit 230 MPG. The Volt would be the first car to ever earn a triple digit number. Take a look at… Read More

  • (Chevy) Autobots, roll out!

    Revealed today at the Chicago auto show is Chevy’s full lineup of vehicles in the upcoming sequel to last year’s blockbuster hit “Transformers.” There are four new characters this go around that include a concept Corvette, the Volt and two other concepts. I’m going to nap till June 26th like a bear. Someone wake me up the day before. Check out the three videos… Read More

  • Your car is efficient, but what about its sound system?

    As we enter this new, slightly different age of “efficiency as performance” (sounds weird, doesn’t it?), I predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of this “greening” in addition to the rather symbolic changes we’ve been seeing lately. Case in point: a stereo system designed to be lightweight and energy-efficient. Not something I would have thought of, but… Read More

  • What happens to the Chevy Volt, other electric cars if Detroit isn't bailed out?

    Let’s say that Congress refuses to give some of that bailout money to Detroit—does that effectively kill off electric cars like the Chevy Volt? That depends on who you’re talking to. Read More

  • Test Drive: Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Chevy Volt (we think)

    Test Drive is a new series that we’re starting at CrunchGear wherein we get a hands-on look at new or interesting modes of transportation. It’s not limited to just cars, either. We’ll take a look at just about anything from scooters to rockets and everything in between. Last night in Manhattan at Terminal 5 we were privy to an intimate gathering to check out Chevy’s… Read More

  • Chevy officially unveils the Volt

    There it is, folks. Isn’t she a beautiful? We’ve known for some time what the exterior of the Volt looks like but not much has been seen of the interior. The chaps at Autoblog compare it to something that Apple may have designed. Chevy has thrown out the traditional cluster gauge in favor of a 7-inch LCD with another one located in the middle of the dash. Both displays can be… Read More

  • Ladies and gentlemen, the Chevy Volt production model

    I promised myself that the next car I bought would be a real electric production car. Is this my next car? More importantly, can I afford it? Likely not, but that’s not the issue here. Pictures and info after the bump. Read More

  • At least 34,776 Eco-fiends want the Chevy Volt

    If a list compiled by a Chevy Volt enthusiast is accurate, GM is going to sell a eco-friendly boat load of Chevy Volts. Lyle Dennis, a New York neurologist with way to much time, gathered the 34,776 (at last count) on his website over the last year. The one glaring issue though, is that the average price they were willing to pay for the GM wunderkind worked out to $31k. Rumor is… Read More

  • Video: Another dancing transforming car, from Chevy

    Remember the awesome transforming and dancing Citroen video from a few months back? Yah, it was very cool, but Chevy’s making fun of it with the above video. It’s cheeky, but cleaver. Well done, Chevy. Read More

  • Loc8tor device to be installed in new Chevrolet vehicles

    If you’re forgetting where you parked your car with enough regularity that you long for some sort of device that would make noise to help you find it, you’ll probably be happy to pony up for a new Chevy with a KITTY LOC8TOR pre-installed. See what they did with the number eight there? KITTY stands for Key Innovation That Talks To You and "has the added feature of being able… Read More

  • Chevy's Project Driveway helps save the Earth

    Allow my inner treehugger to take over for a few moments. And allow me to talk about cars because we don’t often do that. GM is launching Project Driveway in NY, LA, and Washington, D.C. that will allow over 100 eco-conscious individuals the opportunity to test-drive the Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell electric SUV for three to 30 months. Yesterday in Westchester, NY (White Plains to be exact)… Read More

  • OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

    This time next year, you may find yourself listening to NWA or Ice Cube and hearing something about a “hot jack move”. Whatever you do, don’t pull a “hot jack move” on a GM vehicle, because the company is improving its OnStar service vastly. 2009 vehicles with OnStar will come with a new feature called Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, which will remotely slow down a… Read More