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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime turned out to be a better plug-in hybrid than we had expected when we drove it around sunny Ojai, California, on the press launch in October. It's a viable competitor to the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, though the Volt has an EPA-rated 53 miles of... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Koreans add to Chevy confusion chorus over Bolt, Volt names

There's no getting around the fact that the words "bolt" and "volt" sound similar. So Chevrolet was likely inviting confusion when it decided to name its 238-mile electric... read more September 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

IIHS names 2017 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+

In the most recent round of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid performed quite well. The... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Does the Chevy Bolt EV make the Chevrolet Volt irrelevant? Is that a problem?

Sometime during the last three months of this year, the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be delivered to its buyer in a blaze of flash photography and publicity. The... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Why I leased a 2017 Chevy Volt (in Texas) to replace a Volvo

Texas is the land of pickups and SUVs, of oil wells and full-day drives from your Texas home to Grandma’s Texas home. Your everyday driver had better be your highway... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
New York City skyline

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

The 12 most influential green cars in history

The automobile has been with us since 1885, but only over the last 50 years have governments started to face up to its ill effects on the environment. The world's major car... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

How GM plans to market Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, Bolt EV electric car

Hybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone. But explaining plug-in hybrids to car... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Sign at Max Myers Chevrolet in Middlebury, Indiana  [photo: Tiffany Raim]

Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars

It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. Vehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt crosses 300,000 miles, March 2016  [photo: owner Erick Belmer]

Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. If not... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Premier Headlight

2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

By virtually all accounts, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt is a handsome, enjoyable, efficient, and comfortable plug-in hybrid hatchback. This site named it our Best Car... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Volt

2017 Chevy Volt Now At (Some) Dealers; First Incentives Released

So far, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has only been offered in a handful of electric-car-friendly states. General Motors previously said that nationwide... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9... read more February 10, 2016 by


 

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