Holden Volt

  • Frame from Holden Volt "The Power of $2.50" TV ad, Australia, 2013

    Suppose you went to the gas station, filled up your car or SUV, and then the pump said you had to go inside to pay. And suppose that even though your total was $40 or $50 (maybe more), the cashier smiled and charged you ... $2.50. What would the expression on your face be? That's the premise of a cheerful new ad for the Holden Volt range-extended electric car, which is what the Chevy Volt is called when sold in Australia. Or as the description says, "16 hidden cameras, 1 fake attendant, and a whole lot of surprises..." The whole thing is a marketing pitch to give unsuspecting drivers a...

  • Cadillac ELR
    2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car Will Be Built Next To Volt, GM Confirms

    Color us, oh, not very surprised at all. General Motors confirmed yesterday that it would build the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, on the same line that builds the ELR's Chevrolet Volt sibling. While this had long been discussed in the...

  • 2013 Holden Volt with Better Place Charge Spot and executives from both companies
    Strange Bedfellows? Project Better Place Pairs With GM Australia

    Better Place is now rapidly ramping up the first full deployment of its electric-car service and battery swapping network in Israel, but the company has ambitious plans in other countries as well. In Israel, it's illegal for electric-car users to plug their cars into just any old wall socket. They...

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