Chevrolet Volt News

If 63% Of Volt Miles Are Electric, Isn't It An Electric Car?

If 63% Of Volt Miles Are Electric, Isn't It An Electric Car?

One of the most common complaints we get at GreenCarReports is that we refer to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt as an electric car. Because it has a range-extending gasoline engine, some say, it is only a plug-in hybrid and therefore not worthy to be classed as an electric car. As we’ve illustrated... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt Owners Help With Peppy Volt Ad Campaign

Just how do you advertise a plug-in car like the 2012 Chevrolet Volt? In the two years since advertising for General Motors’ first plug-in hybrid started, GM has tried... read more June 13, 2012 by 13

2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Volt Owners: Here’s Why Your Delayed Charging Failed

We have greatly enjoyed our 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car since its delivery early in January 2011, and it has seen much more use than the Nissan Leaf... read more June 8, 2012 by 15

2013 Chevrolet Volt

2013 Chevy Volt Gets 38-Mile Electric Range, Higher 98-MPGe Rating

It may be hard to imagine, but the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car is about to enter its third model year. The new 2013 Chevrolet Volt will offer a slightly higher... read more June 7, 2012 by 33

Thomas Hundal: 12-year Old Chevy Volt Salesman

2012 Chevrolet Volt Gets New Salesman: 13-Year Old Thomas Hundal

When it comes to learning stuff, most kids look towards older siblings, parents and teachers to find out how to do something. But a 13-year old car expert in Ontario, Canada... read more May 31, 2012 by 10

2012 Chevy Volt Crash: © Livingstone County News / Michael Johnson

Huge 2012 Chevy Volt Crash Proves Its Safety Credentials

Ever since a battery pack from a 2012 Chevrolet Volt caught fire weeks after it was subjected to tough National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests in a laboratory... read more May 30, 2012 by 21

2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

Year-Old Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Worth 70 Or 95 Percent Of New Price?

There's lot of discussion about how the value of electric cars will hold up over time, depending on how long their expensive lithium-ion battery packs last and how quickly... read more May 29, 2012 by 30

Artist Ian Cook's fluorescent Chevy Volt painting. Image: popbangcolour on flickr

Artist Paints Fluorescent Chevy Volt With RC Cars As Brushes

Turning on an electric car is a strange, ethereal experience. After years of turning the key on regular cars and feeling them burst noisily into life, the glow of instruments... read more May 25, 2012 by 0

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Volt Electric Car Brings Chevy Whole New Type Of Customer

Who buys a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car? It’s a question that we’ve tried to answer in the past, examining initial sales data from General Motors to try and... read more May 25, 2012 by 11

Zombie-Saving Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt: Saving You From Zombies In Electric Safety

Here are two subjects we never thought would go together: zombies, and plug-in cars. But the winning entry in the 2012 MOFILM Barcelona Chevrolet Volt Video Contest by... read more May 21, 2012 by 2

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt Saves Supertanker Worth Of Gas Since Launch

We all know electric and plug-in hybrid cars can help cut down consumption of gasoline, but just how do you measure how much gasoline savings can be made? Normally, we... read more May 18, 2012 by 10

2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

Going Away? Make Sure Your Electric Car Stays Happy Without You

Electric cars, just like every other device or machine that relies on rechargeable batteries, slowly discharge over time. Leave them in low state of charge for too long, and... read more April 26, 2012 by 8

Voltchella Pool Party

2012 Chevrolet Volt Pool Party: Weirdest Ad Stunt Yet?

Imagine the scene: you’re an advertising executive for General Motors given the task of finding new and exciting ways to promote the Chevrolet Volt’s sponsorship... read more April 26, 2012 by 10

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2013 Chevrolet Volt Details: New EV-Hold Mode, MyLink, Safety Systems

If you want a 2013 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, searching the web may not get you much. Chevy hasn't yet put details of next year's Volt model on its website... read more April 16, 2012 by 11

2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Friday 13th? Five Green Automakers Who Have All The Bad Luck

Have you noticed today’s date? Unless you’re of Italian or Spanish descent (those nations consider Tuesday the 13th and Thursday the 17th bad luck), you might... read more April 13, 2012 by 3

2012 Vauxhall Ampera

Your Chevrolet Volt Needs A Charge Sustaining Mode: Here’s Why

In a few weeks’ time, Vauxhall/Opel, a European arm of General Motors, will officially start sales of the 2012 Vauxhall/Opel Ampera. Essentially a Chevrolet Volt in... read more April 6, 2012 by 23



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