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2016 Chevrolet Volt To Get Three-Cylinder Range Extender: Report

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Get Three-Cylinder Range Extender: Report

Range-extended electric cars are a great idea, mixing clean electric running for the majority of drivers' commutes, with an extra few hundred miles of gasoline running for those longer trips. As we alluded to last week though, the engine isn't always perfectly optimized for its task, often a... read more

March 18, 2013 by - 14
 
Toyota's web page for its Prius Plug-In hybrid

Plug-In Hybrid Specs: Advice On How To Read 'Em (From A Volt Owner)

We’re going to let you in on a little insider’s secret: when manufacturers are shilling their wares, they tend to favor statistics that illustrate their own... read more February 1, 2013 by 14


 
Chevy Volt

Hertz Adds Chevy Volt To Car-Sharing Service, Targets Students

Car rental firm Hertz got in there early with electric cars, saying as far back as 2010 it would put the Nissan Leaf on its fleet. Several plug-in models have followed, and... read more January 31, 2013 by 3


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt And Opel Ampera: Europe And China Sales Too

The Chevrolet Volt is by far the best-selling plug-in car in the United States. Last year, it represented almost 45 percent of all plug-in electric cars sold during 2012. But... read more January 24, 2013 by 5


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Short On Chevy Volt Knowledge? QR Code Sticker Can Help

New technology is brilliant. Just look at smartphones, for example--the world's information in the palm of your hands, with the ability to talk, text and take photos when the... read more January 22, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

Bob Lutz: Volt's Electric Tech Should've Gone Into Escalade First

Ex-GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz played an instrumental part in getting Chevrolet's range-extended electric car, the Volt, to market. So important was his role that he's often... read more January 17, 2013 by 19


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

How Bad Were The Nissan And GM Electric-Car Sales Shortfalls?

If 2011 was the year of overoptimism for electric-car sales, and 2012 was Sophomore Slump after the inevitable shortfall, will 2013 be the year of realism? That really... read more January 10, 2013 by 34


 
Chevy Volt Owner's adjusted EPA sticker [Image: voltowner.blogspot.com]

One Owner's Chevy Volt Running Cost: 2 Cents Per Mile

Chevrolet Volt owners love their cars. That's one thing we've realized since the Volt hit the market in December 2010. It's subsequently topped customer satisfaction surveys... read more January 10, 2013 by 30


 
Vauxhall Ampera range-extended electric car

Don't Like Your Vauxhall Ampera (Chevy Volt)? Simply Give It Back!

With the holiday season in full swing, many will no doubt experience the small disappointment of receiving a gift they neither like, need, or want. It's a mere inconvenience... read more December 19, 2012 by 4


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Electric Cars Lose Value Quicker Than Others, But Not By Much

If you bought a new electric car today, how much would you expect it to be worth after five years? Concerns about demand further down the line, and further concerns about... read more December 17, 2012 by 8


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt delivered to retail buyer Jeffrey Kaffee, in Denville, NJ, December 2010

Two Years In A Chevy Volt: 12,000 Miles, 26 Gallons Of Gas

Two years ago tomorrow, Jeff Kaffee took possession of his keys and became the very first person in the U.S. to buy a Chevrolet Volt. Since then, the retired pilot from... read more December 14, 2012 by 15


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

100 Million Electric Miles Driven By Chevy Volt Owners

Friday evening, when perhaps not a lot of people were watching, a virtual odometer ticked over on the Chevy Volt website. At that hour--about 7 pm Eastern--it showed that... read more December 3, 2012 by 4


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car Has Highest Customer Satisfaction Scores, Again

Fewer Chevrolet Volt owners would buy another this year than at the same time last year, Consumer Reports has discovered. ...Of course, when that figure is still 92 percent... read more November 29, 2012 by 23


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Hybrid Resale-Value Leaders: Toyota Prius C, Ford Fusion Hybrid

It's good news for many owners of hybrid vehicles, who are not only enjoying great fuel efficiency but could find their vehicles worth more when they come to sell. The Ford... read more November 26, 2012 by 1


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

New Onstar App Lets Chevy Volt Drivers Compete On Electric Miles

It happens already: Chevy Volt owners compare their lifetime electric miles, how long they've driven without using gasoline, and their lifetime gas mileage. Now Chevrolet is... read more November 15, 2012 by 5


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

UK Teen Takes Driving Test--And Passes--In Electric Car

Navdeep Singh Pandher's driving test was a little different from that of most teens. He had to drive to the same standards and still needed to check his mirrors before making... read more October 30, 2012 by 16


 

 
 

 
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