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  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Lunar Rover

    President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to go. However, in 1971, NASA sent a remarkable piece of equipment into space with astronauts—the Lunar Rover—which was actually designed and built by General Motors. Now, 46 years later, we can compare GM's work on the all-electric Lunar Rover to that on its first long-range, affordable electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. DON'T MISS: Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in Chevy Bolt EV over 1,300 miles...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel (with 6-speed automatic transmission), Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017
    2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: fuel economy review for automatic, manual versions

    Times are tough for sedans in general, as buyers swarm into crossover utility vehicles and ignore the passenger cars sitting next to them on the showroom floor. Also, gasoline remains cheap. All of which may add up to tough times for the current Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, the compact sedan to be...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Chevy Bolt EV user interface: reviewer calls it best of any electric car

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an amazing, long-range electric vehicle that won multiple awards for good reason. Driving the EV for an extended test for the first time, it’s obvious this is the future of driving. (Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently predicted that 50 percent of new cars will be...

  • 1946 Chevrolet pickup Toyota Prius conversion
    1946 Chevy pickup truck is world's oldest Prius hybrid. Really.

    There are countless tales of classic cars and trucks receiving new life via parts from a completely different automobile. Whether it's an engine swap, a new platform, or a mix of a few different vehicles, project cars make for some of the greatest stories. This 1946 Chevrolet pickup truck is...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Volt
    Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

    Small SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the trend is global, which is why several makers have jacked up perfectly standard front-wheel-drive hatchbacks and turned them into...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]
    Chevy Bolt EV plant shutdown extended, due to slow Sonic sales (updated)

    One of the biggest tests of an automaker's discipline is what it does when sales start to ebb and inventories of unsold cars swell. Does it keep the production lines churning, and dial up its incentives to keep new-vehicle deliveries flowing? Or does it prioritize profitability and suspend...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

    Every now and then, resourceful journalists dredge up automotive news before it emerges in a sanitized press release from the maker in question. So it is with the pricing on the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, one of two diesel-powered compact crossover utility vehicles expected to hit the U.S. market this year. While combined EPA ratings haven't been published, Chevy projects the Equinox Diesel to hit 32 mpg in the city and up to 40 mpg on the highway. DON'T MISS: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover: only turbo engines, diesel optional Opting for all-wheel drive will cost 1 mpg on the city...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, June 2017 road trip from VA to KY and back  [Jay Lucas]
    Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in Chevy Bolt EV over 1,300 miles

    Launched in December, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to go on sale with a rated range of more than 200 miles: 238 miles combined, according to the EPA. Most owners use their Bolt EVs for daily commuting and trips, just like any other car. But road trips are an...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    Bolt EV electric car sales after 6 months: how do they compare?

    Last month, 1,642 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchbacks found buyers, enough to take the Bolt's six-month aggregate to 7,592 deliveries all told. It was the latest and highest in a string of rising monthly delivery totals for the 238-mile battery electric hatchback, and it marked...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car on Coquilhalla Highway, BC, Canada, May 2017 [Boyd/Hetherington]
    Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car across Canada, all the way

    To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Barb Hetherington and Buddy Boyd embarked on their maiden voyage to prove electric car travel is feasible in a very large country with some very sparsely populated areas. With a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV as their chariot, and their dog Piper for company, the...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV autocrossing, Photo: Terry Krebs
    Chevy Bolt EV electric car does many things: autocrossing is one

    The idea of performance and electric cars normally don't go hand in hand, unless the topic is a Tesla Model S P90 D. Outside of that one high-performance electric vehicle, casual electric cars are hardly the racer's choice, but one owner felt otherwise. Brian Ro, the owner of a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt...

  • Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle
    Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

    Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S. Army. Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to...

  • Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

    Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual range. Gentle drivers who drive mostly at lower speeds can greatly outdo that combined range, while steady driving at maximum highway speed will cut a significant percentage off the combined figure. DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV electric-car owner weighs in on pros and cons Every owner has to figure out over time roughly what an electric car will deliver in their particular mix of uses. Which brings us to Brian Ro, of Columbia...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV crash
    2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

    The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model year to receive an IIHS award. In order to qualify as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest score of...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV newspaper ad, The Washington Post, June 16, 2017
    Yes, ads for the Chevy Bolt EV electric car do actually exist; here's one

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV isn't yet available in all states, but it's been on sale in California for six months now. While Chevy has said all along it will market the 238-mile electric car in a very targeted way, specifically trying to reach people similar to existing owners, it may have expanded...

  • Driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from Virginia to Missouri, June 2017  [photo: Bill Massmann]
    Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

    How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? That's exactly what Bill Massmann, a professional land surveyor in St. Louis, Missouri, did to become the proud owner of a new 2017...

  • One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra
    Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric test cars to be deployed

    It's widely acknowledged that most, if not all, of the autonomous vehicles expected to reach our roads in volume will be electric cars. Without the complexity of a combustion engine and transmission that must be electromechanically controlled, the task of automating the driving of a vehicle is...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    Chevy Bolt EV: nationwide sales moved up to August for electric car

    A slow Chevrolet Bolt EV rollout across the U.S. has frustrated electric-car advocates in many states toward the end of the list. While the first Bolt EVs were delivered in California last December, the last group wasn't scheduled to receive their cars until September. Now GM has moved that up by a...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against failure for either 8 years/100,000 miles or 10 years/150,000 miles, depending on which state you live in. The followup is often: OK, then, what does a battery cost once my car's out of warranty? Isn't it going to be really expensive? DON'T MISS: Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500 For Replacement With Heat-Resistant Chemistry (Jun 2014) We've known the answer to that question for the original 2011-2014 Nissan Leaf electric car...

  • John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017
    2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car at 6 months: owner's likes, recommendations

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with a range of more than 200 miles, and it's already had a big impact on the California market. While it continues to trickle into dealerships in other states, a few lucky Californians now have six months in the 238-mile electric...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016
    Chevy Bolt EV costs $28,700 to build, Tesla Model 3 a bit higher: analysis

    The costs and prices of electric cars are endlessly debated, not only among owners and advocates but within the industry itself. The cost per kilowatt-hour of electric-car batteries is closely held, with a few notable exceptions. One of those was the statement by GM product chief Mark Reuss that...

  • Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland
    Low-budget Chevy Bolt EV dealer ad normalizes electric cars

    Ah, local car-dealer ads on television. You've likely seen them, usually during the local ad minute on national shows, often late at night or in the cheaper slots. They're mostly formulaic, but each one mixes several elements for its own unique blend of attention-grabbing pitch. DON'T MISS: This...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]
    This family has two Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no gas at all

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to offer a range of more than 200 miles, something previously offered only by pricey Tesla luxury cars. Initially put on sale last December in California, the 238-mile Bolt EV is slowly rolling out across the country and will be on...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Volt
    2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid carries over with few changes (updated)

    It appears that Chevy isn't following its own precedent as the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid enters its third model year. In the past, the Volt received a battery upgrade every other year that provided it with increasingly more electric range—but that's not the case for the largely unchanged...

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