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Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy Volt

Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy Volt

Chevrolet's range-extended electric vehicle, the Volt, has been on sale for more than three years now. Its sales of 58,000 units so far are still small compared to more conventional vehicles, but many people will have seen one on the road by now--and seen TV ads or information on the internet. Even... read more

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Vandalized charging cord from 2013 Chevrolet Volt, Venice, Florida [photo: M Cummings / J Brown]

Chevy Volt Charging Cord Cut: Angry Neighbor, Electric-Car Hater?

Owning a plug-in electric car, as buyers learn, is a process of educating the public at large. Mostly, people are curious when they see a car plugged in to recharge. But... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel's New 3-Cylinder Engine May Preview Volt's Next Range-Extender

It's been expected for some time that the next generation Chevrolet Volt could use a smaller, more efficient and likely three-cylinder power unit as its range-extending... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Diesel Vs Electric Chevrolet: Cruze Diesel Vs Volt Sales In 2013

This year, 2014, is going to be the big test for diesel engines in U.S. passenger vehicles. It's the first full year in which two popular cars--the Chevrolet Cruze compact... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Software Gives Hints Of Future Voltec Uses

General Motors' Voltec drivetrain, the range-extended plug-in setup used on the Chevrolet Volt and the new 2014 Cadillac ELR, is among the most advanced drivetrains on the... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Range Loss In Winter: New Data From Canada

Just in time for the holiday-feast season, we now have published charts that detail the effect of cold weather on the battery range of Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt electric... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Replacement mirror with aero winglets, black window-trim air deflector for Chevrolet Volt [EV World]

Chevy Volt's Wind Thrumming Noise: Aero Fix Now Available

It's become a common part of road testing: Get the car up to speed, then roll down a window to see how bad the drumming and buffeting gets. Never experienced it? Try it on... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR: Faster On Gasoline Than On Electricity

The Cadillac ELR sounds like the perfect car for green-minded buyers after a little more luxury. Underneath is the Chevrolet Volt, a car rated highly by its owners and saving... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevy Volt Owners Drive More Electric Miles Than Nissan Leaf Drivers: Why?

Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of "range anxiety" really lead drivers to cover more miles? It's a kind of chicken-or-egg... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

How Much Gas Has The Chevy Volt Electric Car Saved In CA?

It's hard to picture how much fuel we use as a nation when given the raw data--the numbers are usually so unimaginably vast they lose all meaning. Just how vast is spelled... read more November 20, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Development: Academic Study Published

The development of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was so complex that it's now become fodder for a research paper. The 29-page paper by Presidio Graduate... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Is $35,000 Or Less The Threshold Price For Volume Electric Cars?

The recent $5,000 price cut for the 2014 Chevrolet Volt has dropped the range-extended electric car into a significant price bracket. That group is the "$35,000 and under"... read more September 9, 2013 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Elon Musk Talks Leaf, Volt; Unimpressed With Either (Video)

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has every right to be proud of his creation, the Tesla Model S. It's snatched so many awards he probably needs a second office to... read more August 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 Chevrolet Volt Price Cut By $5,000, To $34,995

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt electric car will carry a base price of $34,995, a cut of $5,000 from the 2013 model. That price includes an $810 destination fee, but not any... read more August 5, 2013 by  108


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Cars Now Have Battery Cells Made In U.S.

Over the next few months, the Chevrolet Volt will get just that little bit more American--as its battery cells are now produced in the U.S. Korean battery maker LG Chem... read more August 5, 2013 by  9


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Ford Plug-In Drivers Do 60% Of Miles On Electricity (Just Like Volt)

Ford plug-in hybrid drivers are really making the most of the electric range of their vehicles--with nearly 60 percent of trips done entirely gas-free. That's according to... read more August 5, 2013 by  21


 
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