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2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company executives declined to give specifications for power of the two electric motors, the range-extending engine, or range of the... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down: FINAL UPDATE

With U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars now averaging more than 10,000 vehicles each month, September sales achieved that mark but fell short of the sizzling pace of the... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

You can choose from two or more engine and transmission options in most gasoline cars, so why not offer a choice of battery-pack sizes in hybrids and plug-in electric cars?... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Chief engineer Andrew Farah with camouflaged 2016 Chevrolet Volt prototype

Hiding The 2016 Chevrolet Volt: GM Discusses Camouflage, Teases Updated Electric Car

The shape of an upcoming new car is always a well-kept secret, but the need for prototypes to test on public roads has traditionally provided the automotive press with plenty... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

Updated 2016 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe For LA Auto Show

While much of the electric-car world is anticipating the next Chevy Volt, which will launch in January, GM's other range-extended electric car will be getting some changes... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It's a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in. Accordingly, with the BMW i3... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Fisker Karma Will Be Relaunched With 2012 Design, Updates

The future of the Fisker Karma range-extended luxury electric sedan has been in the hands of new owner Wanxiang America for many months, with little known about its relaunch... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt, before lease return, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014 [photo: David Noland]

Life With Chevy Volt: 3 Years & 35,000 Miles Later, It's Over

It was a sad day. After three years, 34,752 miles, roughly 7,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and 327 gallons of gas, I said good-bye to my 2011 Chevy Volt last week. Its... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

Steep climbs are the enemy of electric car drivers. While modern electric vehicles are more than capable of powering up a hill, with ample torque, the effect on a car with... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx vs Chevrolet Volt comparison  [photos: David Noland, Tom Moloughney]

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?

The average new vehicle transaction price in the U.S. today is around $32,000. Now it appears that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt may possibly have two model variants, one... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac  ELR

Cadillac ELR Not A Tesla Competitor, GM Exec Acknowledges

Mark Reuss, the head of global product development for General Motors, has acknowledged that GM may not have a vehicle that competes directly with the Tesla Model S electric... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
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