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2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Not to beat this point into the ground any more, but the 2011 Chevy Volt is an electric car, not a hybrid. Ask an engineer--or ensnare one for video work. [TheCarConnection, GreenCarReports]

Here's why we don't think the faux EV-versus-hybrid rage makes a difference to people who already knew the Volt uses gasoline, a.k.a., everybody. [AllCarsElectric]

When the navel-gazing is over, most of the rest of the world will see the Volt--as most of the media already do--as "nearly perfect." [PoliticsAndCars]

We saw the word "disgusting" Tweeted about #Voltgate, and the only way we can see it fitting is in the use of the word "lied." [GreenCarReports]

Still have patience for it all? Backtrack with us through the past four years and read everything you need to know in our ultimate guide to the 2011 Volt. [GreenCarReports]

2011 Nissan Leaf buyers may get the option of free loaner gas-powered cars, if their range anxiety turns into a full-blown diagnosis. [AllSmallCars]

Best Buy will install electric-car charging stations, as it tries to lure even more folks into its extended-warranty web. It's just electricity! Don't get the three-year service plan! [HybridsCentral]

The Sebring is no more: Chrysler's 2011 200 made its Web debut today, showing off swell sheetmetal updates and promising new V-6 power. Now we're encouraged. [MotorAuthority]

The 2010 Los Angeles auto show will be many things--a pain in the arch, natch--but it will not be the stage for the world debut of the Audi Q5 Hybrid. Patience, green grasshoppers. [MotorAuthority]

The 2012 Audi A6 is moving through the pipeline quite nicely, as it caroms around the test track wearing some ugly black-and-white drag. [MotorAuthority]

What kind of driver are you? Here's a quick quiz to differentiate you, your passenger, and sane people. [AllCarAdvice]

First rule of Craigslist: don't talk about Craigslist. Second rule: Be honest when you sell your beater. Third rule: No posting in the Barter section unless you're still living on the commune. [BestCarBuyingGuide]

Speaking for families everywhere, we're all getting along fine without Google-driven cars, thanks. [FamilyCarGuide]

Volvo is on top of the social-media world, with honors as the company making the best use of Facebook. Yeah, but they don't know about our secret group. [SocialCarNews]

High Gear Media is in the video business: here's proof that we really should remember more about the Challenger, and about forecasting windy days. [ChallengerBlog]

Have a favorite movie chase scene from the modern era? Dust off your Vin Diesel library--and make room for some new one-ders. [SportsCarMonitor]

If you're thinking of leaving your car unlocked in Philly, let us remind you that a) it's a really bad idea, b) are you nuts? and c) you could be fined. [CarNewsBreak]

Mariah Carey is on top of several other worlds, but possibly not the fashion one, since her Porsche Cayenne has been dipped in an unfortunate Bratz-y shade of pink. [CelebsAndCars]

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