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Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept

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

    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 similar to the current model. Whether it has four or five seats remains up in the air, though the addition of a fifth seat would clearly bring more buyers than the current, somewhat snug four-seat model. DON'T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year: What We Know So Far The challenge in adding a fifth position lies in the Volt's current T-shaped battery pack, which fits inside a wide tunnel between the left and right...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing
    IIHS Gives Volt and LEAF Top Safety Pick Award

    Safety is a big concern when it comes to today’s modern automobiles and there has been a lot of interest around the subject when you add electric vehicles to the mix. A recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announcement may quell electric vehicle safety fears and help boost...

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    2011 Chevrolet Volt: The View From the Inside Out

    If you haven’t seen our part one coverage of our 2011 Chevrolet test drive at the 2011 Denver Auto Show, then be sure to check that out (more here). After talking a little about how the car drives, we thought it would be good to give people who haven’t had a chance to get in one an idea...

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    Driven: 2011 Chevrolet Volt At the 2011 Denver Auto Show

    The 2011 Denver Auto Show, a show that saw an increase in size and participation this year, closed on Sunday. The results proved what most of us in the auto industry felt about the show—there were more people and more manufacturers out on the floor. Officially, the 2011 Denver Auto Show was...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show
    Volt-Based 'Amp' Due In Detroit: Wise Move By Chevrolet?

    The Voltec powetrain used in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt has never been meant for just the one vehicle. Restricting a new technology developed at great expense to a single niche vehicle makes poor economic sense. The prediction by Car and Driver of a Volt-based Chevrolet Amp, thought to be close in...

  • Opel Ampera Prototype
    Do GM's Ampera Plans Forecast the Next Generation of Volts?

    We don't hear much about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt's half-brother, the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, here in the States. But in the U.K., the president of GM Europe laid out that group's plans for future generations of Ampera--and they're significant for what they say about upcoming models in an expanding...

  • SAIC Roewe E1 electric minicar concept, Shanghai, April 2010

    Sadly, we weren't able to cover the Beijing Motor Show, which opened last week. It's too bad, too, because China is on track to become the world's largest single car market, its fuel efficiency regulations are far tougher than those of the U.S., and its industrial policy for the auto sector focuses on kick-starting its native electric-vehicle industry. One example of a Chinese electric vehicle concept shown at Beijing is the SAIC E1 mini-car. Originally unveiled in Shanghai a few days prior, it's a four-seat hatchback with three doors, and is intended as an urban car for the country's...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show
    2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept To Be Unveiled in Beijing

    Tomorrow at the Beijing Motor Show, General Motors will unveil its a concept car that likely shows what will be its second unique model of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. It's called the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept; "MPV" stands for Multi-Purpose Vehicle, which is what Asian and...

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