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Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow sales. The Ampera arrived to much critical acclaim, just as the Volt did in the U.S. While expensive--it hit the market at just... read more

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2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf's Best-Ever June, Volt Up On May (FINAL UPDATE)

It hasn't reached the heady heights of May's record-breaking sales tally, but Nissan still has the highest-selling mainstream electric vehicle on the market. Nissan rounds... read more July 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

What Improvements Do Owners Want From Next-Gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt?

Ask an electric car owner what improvements they'd like to see in the next generation of the model they own, and nine times out of ten you'll get the same responses. "More... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Offers Free Fix For 2012-13 Chevrolet Volt Battery Coolant Issue

General Motors is offering to perform free battery-pack inspection and repairs for owners of its range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt, to correct a potential... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Aerodynamic Tesla Model S Electric Car Wins The Wind-Tunnel Wars

Aerodynamics are a vital component of automotive efficiency. The more air you have to push out of the way to reach or maintain a certain speed, the more energy you're using... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
Mother-daughter team installs battery packs in Chevrolet Volt electric cars

Mother-Daughter Team Installs Battery Packs In Chevy Volt Electric Cars

Do your Mother's Day plans involve safety glasses and hydraulic lifts? While one mother is taking today off as a weekend, tomorrow she and her daughter will likely don their... read more May 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt: How It Really Works Vs Common Myths & Misconceptions

How badly does the public misunderstand the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car? Pretty badly indeed, if the comments received by Volt owners are any indication. DON'T... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts (Video)

The Nissan Leaf electric car and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid went on sale within days of each other back in December 2010. Now, we're expecting second-generation versions of... read more April 25, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show

Will GM Offer A Five-Seat Hybrid Or Volt To Target Prius V, Ford C-Max?

With the anticipated launch of the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car now less than a year away, expectations are that it will be a compact hatchback... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet 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... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevrolet Volt: Range-Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car has been on sale since December 2010--but it's still one of the most popular electric vehicles on sale. At the moment, the... read more April 18, 2014 by 


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

GM To Add Plant Jobs, Invest $450 Million For 2016 Chevy Volt

New jobs and plant updates by carmakers often get little attention outside the towns involved, but sometimes they telegraph information about future models. The Detroit News... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year: What We Know So Far

There's been very little news lately about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 sales were stagnant. In fact, the most recent item of note... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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