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  • Owner Dawn Hall before 800-mile road trip in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

    With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. In combination with a nascent DC fast-charging infrastructure, it offers the possibility of much longer road trips powered solely by grid electricity. One early Bolt EV owner is Dawn Hall, of San Jose, California, who has already taken an 800-mile road trip in her electric car—and written about it exclusively in this report. What follows are her words, edited by Green Car Reports for comprehension, style, and length...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze
    GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

    Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet Equinox and Mazda CX-5 crossovers that will launch for the 2018 model year. But the future of diesel in U.S. passenger cars...

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype
    'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and local incentives), the Bolt EV considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer. But the Chevy hatchback is also GM's main...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan
    Chevy Cruze Diesel: quieter, more fuel-efficient, B20-capable

    Automakers today find themselves in something of an unenviable position. Strict corporate average fuel economy rules continue to ratchet up, while President Trump may—or may not—attempt to change those rules. Until the uncertainty resolves, however, automakers have to stick with their...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo
    GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

    With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently on sale in the U.S. that isn't a Tesla, at a base price around half that of the least-expensive model from the Silicon Valley...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

    Shock waves from Volkswagen's admission that it had installed "defeat device" software on its so-called clean diesels to cheat on emission tests continue to reverberate around the auto industry. The diesel-emission scandal that emerged in September 2015 has already cost VW Group more than $20 billion, and dozens of investigations around the world continue today. Other automakers are facing their own court challenges as well. DON'T MISS: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: First Drive (May 2013) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces lawsuits over EcoDiesel models of its Ram 1500 full-size pickup and Jeep...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

    It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development costs of new platforms across a wider range of products. It also means that two seemingly dissimilar models—such as a...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze
    2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan rated at 37 mpg combined

    With the elimination of Volkswagen diesel models, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is one of the few remaining options for buyers seeking a mainstream-priced diesel car. The second-generation Cruze Diesel was confirmed last year, but the initial sedan variant is only just now going on sale. We now...

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
    GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

    The Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the Bolt EV has the potential to appeal to a much broader range of customers than previous electric cars. At the same time, it's also...

  • John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017
    2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

    As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media...

  • Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]
    Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

    Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1 two-seat electric cars almost 20 years ago. Three weeks ago, he took delivery of a brand-new "Kinetic Blue" 2017 Chevrolet...

  • First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in Canada (photo by owner Joe Winkfein)

    Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV to be sold in Canada was delivered to its buyer. It proved to be a somewhat drawn-out process overseen by a dedicated electric-car advocate. DON'T MISS: First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California (Dec 2016) Joe Winkfein took delivery of the first Canadian Bolt EV on January 27, at Dean Myers Chevrolet Buick GMC Corvette in Toronto, according to Time to Electrify. Winkfein previously...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    How to figure out if your local Chevy dealer carries the Bolt EV electric car

    The first few Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were delivered in California's Silicon Valley more than a month ago, marking the start of what will be a nationwide rollout. Electric-car advocates and buyers outside the Golden State are eager to know exactly when the 238-mile electric hatchback will...

  • 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD
    GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

    When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for vehicles that see commercial use, although those vehicles often cover more miles every year than the average passenger car...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

    Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks. And as numerous comments and e-mails from readers...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

    Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility...

  • Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak bought a Chevrolet Bolt EV to use as his "main car."

  • Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

    In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to show Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computers—universally known as "Woz." He's a big electric car fan, and had driven a Tesla Model S since he picked one up his first one in October 2013. DON'T MISS: Apple's Woz likes Chevy Bolt EV better than Tesla Model 3, he says Woz seemed quite impressed after Tavel gave him a ride. "I expect to be switching cars soon," he wrote on Facebook, posting a photo of himself...

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype
    Electric Chevy Bolt EV will be GM's first autonomous car

    Prototype autonomous versions of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car will test on public roads in Michigan.

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with Aerovironment EVSE-RS charging station
    Chevy Bolt EV will offer AeroVironment charging station

    AeroVironment charging stations will be sold through Chevrolet dealers for the Bolt EV.

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Far more Chevy Bolt EVs likely to be sold than compliance requires

    General Motors only needs to sell a relatively small number of Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars to satisfy California's zero-emission vehicle mandate.

  • First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers, Fremont, California: Bobby Edmonds, Bill Mattos, Steve Henry
    First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

    And now it's real. Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile electric car to be sold were delivered this morning to eager San Francisco Bay Area buyers. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will...

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    2017 Chevy Bolt EV 10 to 40 percent battery-capacity loss: possible, but unlikely?

    When's the last time you sat down and read large parts of an owner's manual for a car? If it's been a few years—or a few decades—you may be surprised how frustrating they are if you're actually searching for specific information. By and large, their indexes are atrocious (often using...

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