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2016 Chevrolet Volt: 50-Mile Range, 41 MPG, Five Seats, All New (Photos)

2016 Chevrolet Volt: 50-Mile Range, 41 MPG, Five Seats, All New (Photos)

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, which will be unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto Show, is sleeker, has more electric range, and is projected to get higher gas mileage when its engine is operating. The compact five-door hatchback also has a fifth "seating position,"... read more

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2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevrolet CrossVolt Trademark Renewed: AWD Electric Car In Chevy's Future?

All-wheel drive is an increasingly popular option among buyers in virtually all segments of the automotive market, partly driven by surging sales of small crossover utility... read more December 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt testing on snow surface [screen capture from teaser video]

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Another Video Teaser, This One On Snow And Ice

Can the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt manage to propel itself on what looks like an inch or two of snow? Why, yes, actually, it can. In fact, the new Volt appears to behave... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car - buyer Tom Moloughney with salesman Manny Antunes

BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge. Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Add On-Demand Regenerative Braking

With little morethan three weeks to go until the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is revealed, its maker is dribbling out more tantalizing details on the all-new car. The latest is a... read more December 18, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

UPDATED: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch In January: What We Know So Far

For most of 2014, there was very little news about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 and 2014 have been stagnant at roughly 2,000 cars a... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Front Styling Teaser Photos, Charging Details Released

A bit more of the styling of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been revealed, in photos that Chevy released from a sneak preview of the car last night for current Volt... read more November 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in Vancouver, Canada   [photo: Don Chandler]

BMW i3 Sales Slow In Germany; Will They Hold Up In States?

Over its first six months of U.S. sales, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car--with or without its innovative optional range-extending engine--has done quite well in the sales... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
Via Motors extended-range electric van

Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification

Via Motors has passed an important milestone in getting its extended-range electric vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs into the hands of fleet customers. The Utah-based company... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Relaunched Fisker Karma To Use Quantum Software (Again)

Fisker Automotive's new owner Wanxiang plans to relaunch the Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan next year, and it's expected to have few substantial changes from the... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

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... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Use New 1.5-Liter Four As Range Extender Engine

Later today, details about the powertrain of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be released when GM CEO Mary Barra speaks to the Detroit Economic Club. But a GM press release... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
WrightSpeed turbine range-extended electric powertrain in medium-duty truck used by FedEx

FedEx Tests Wrightspeed Electric Trucks With Diesel Turbine Range Extender

While electric passenger vehicles get the lion's share of public attention, commercial trucks are often as good or better for electric drive. With a huge global fleet and a... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW i3 Electric-Car Incentives: Highest On The Battery-Only Model

In just five months, more than 3,100 BMW i3 electric cars have been delivered to U.S. buyers. That's a fast pace out of the box, and it indicates that BMW is serious about... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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