2012 Chevy Volt, Apple iCloud, Ford C-Max: The Week In Reverse

June 10, 2011

GM says the 2012 Chevy Volt has a much lower pricetag and more features, but no confirmation on the big software change that's rumored to widen its electric range. [TheCarConnection]

Meanwhile, CEO Dan Akerson stepped into a tea-party debacle by suggesting a new $1 tax on gasoline, but was he right? [TheCarConnection]

Right or wrong, Akerson can claim credit for one of the new 40-mpg family cars out there this year, along with Ford, Honda and Hyundai. [FamilyCarGuide]

How fast does a Corvette ZR1 lap the Nurburgring? We'll save some suspense for you and for this new video. [MotorAuthority]

You asked for them, we've got them, so here it is--the 2013 edition of the Ford Shelby GT500. [MotorAuthority]

Ford's plan to bring the C-Max seven-seat minivan to the U.S. may be dead, but it's charging ahead with its own C-Max hybrids, which kind of give it its own Prius. [GreenCarReports]

While we're on electric cars, you may want one for its planet-saving purpose--but there's an equally hefty political argument to be made in its favor. [AllCarsElectric]

Can you really drive a 2011 Nissan Leaf about 780 miles in a single day? Sure, if you plan well ahead. [AllCarsElectric]

Apple announced its new iCloud services, but does it mean more connectivity in your car? [AllCarTech]

Last up this week, a chilling story on safety. Kill two pedestrians, go to jail? Not in Florida. [TheCarConnection]
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