chevy volt

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Chevy Cruze EV, With Its 100 Mile Range, Should Give The Volt, Leaf Some Green Competition

    It seems that the Chevy Volt will soon have competition from within its own ranks. General Motors is said to begin fleet testing a rather potent Cruze EV next month in South Korea. US availability is still up in the air apparently, but if all goes well, chances are GM will be the latest automaker to offer a pure EV vehicle like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Read More

  • The Chevy Volt Is GM's Knight In Gleaming Chrome And White Plastic

    One thing is clear to me now: GM gets it. Government Motors now understands the importance of cutting edge technology. They understand rapid development processes. But most importantly, the once largest auto maker understands the future. If only they had “gotten it” back at the turn of the century, they wouldn’t be in the mess they’re in now. I recently spent some time at… Read More

  • Chevy Volt's 2012 Production Capacity Bumped From 30,000 to 45,000

    GM is banking large on the Chevy Volt and apparently feels confident about its success. The auto maker just issued a statement, which conveniently coincides while President Obama is touring the assembly plant, detailing the increased production estimate for 2012. The Detroit-Hamtramck facility will now pump out 50% more than previously detailed, an increase to 45,000 from 30,000. Chances are… Read More

  • $41,000 For The Chevy Volt? Sounds Right To Me.

    I honestly laid in bed last night thinking about the Chevy Volt’s $41k price tag. Seriously. When I got the press release shortly before it crossed the wire yesterday, the price seemed about right for a first-gen Voltec vehicle. The $350 lease program looked even better. I was already totally sold on the Volt after driving an early mule over a year ago and the price tag didn’t… Read More

  • By The Numbers: Chevy Volt vs Nissan Leaf

    It’s hard to ignore the looming EV vehicle showdown between the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf even though the vehicles are totally different in nature and target market. While the Nissan Leaf is simply a beautifully-packaged electric vehicle with around a 100 mile range, the Chevy Volt takes a different approach by having a somewhat limited 40 mile EV range but an on-board… Read More

  • The Chevy Volt is now officially on sale for $41K MSRP minus up to a $7,500 tax credit

    The Chevy Volt will cost $41,000. GM finally went live with the second to last piece of the Chevy Volt puzzle and select dealers are ready to take orders with delivery expected “later this year.” After the available $7,500 tax credit, the effective price drops down to a much more reasonable $33,500. A tad pricey, yes, but GM is fully prepared to counter that higher price with… Read More

  • Bloomberg: GM to price the Chevy Volt at "about" $40,000

    GM is going live with the Chevy Volt‘s pricing today at Noon Eastern but Bloomberg apparently got word early from a source within GM. Apparently the price will be “about $40,000.” That means buyers will end up spending about $32,500 after the $7,500 tax credit is figured in. We’ll have to wait a couple more hours before GM’s VP of US marketing, Joel Ewanick, takes… Read More

  • GM to announce Chevy Volt pricing tomorrow

    The Chevy Volt is slowly and surely creeping towards dealers and GM is set to unveil the price tomorrow. At 12:00 pm ET Joel Ewanick, VP of US marketing, will make the announcement at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, California. Of course a lot has changed in the three year span it has taken the Volt to hit production. Nearly every major car company either already sells a few hybrids… Read More

  • Video: The first Chevy Volt commercial advertises silence

    Chevrolet apparently has started advertising the Chevy Volt but you won’t see anything about batteries, expected range, the price or any of the Volt’s novel traits — only silence. Click through for the ad spot. Read More

  • GM: Chevy Volt Battery Warranty is eight years/100k miles

    The Chevy Volt is finally coming together. GM just went public with the details surrounding its battery warranty and it’s on the same level as the Prius’s. The auto maker will cover the Volt’s LG Chem lithium-manganese pack for eight years or 100,000 miles. This comes after extensive testing over a three-year period in which testers logged over 1 million miles of driving and… 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 Chevy Volt 200 degrees test

    This test is no doubt neat. I mean, automakers test the exterior to make sure every piece can withstand extreme temperatures and they should. But how about the test where the Volt‘s battery is heated up to 200 degrees. Where is that video? I’ve sat in a few cars after they baked in the sun all day long and the exterior was cool to the touch but were at least 200 degrees inside. Read More

  • Oh, so the Chevy Volt song and dance was for 12-year olds, it's still not right

    This makes a bit more sense. Apparently the horrendous Chevy Volt dance routine that hit it big a few days back wasn’t meant to be seen by me or you. It was written with 7-12 years and was shown during a webcast that involved 120 schools before the L.A. Auto Show. But of course everyone has a video cam these days and someone captured the event for the whole world to enjoy. Read More

  • GM, wtf is this Chevy Volt video?

    Do not watch the video above. It will burn your eyes out and cut a few years off your life. Hopefully someone lost their job at GM over it because this is not how you sell the Chevy Volt. [GM-Volt via AutoblogGreen] Read More

  • The Chevy Volt will of course support Blackberry and iPhone apps


    GM has a lot riding on the Chevy Volt. It’s not the vehicle that will save the company from failure, (the Chevy Cruze will do that) but it’s huge PR halo car. It will be the car that draws everyone’s attention back to the auto maker and having the car work with a flashy iPhone and Blackberry app should help with that. Read More

  • Get excited: The Chevy Volt hits California late next year

    Man, this thing is actually going to come out. GM said today that it’s going to release the Chevy Volt late next year in California, giving the Golden State first dibs on the car. Read More

  • Are Chevy Volt buyers idiots? Audi's American president thinks so.

    The Chevy Volt is “a car for idiots.” Really? Dem be fightin words, Johan de Nysschen. Read More