2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt Recalled To Upgrade Software & Ensure It Shuts Off
2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt Recalled To Upgrade Software & Ensure It Shuts Off

General Motors has announced a recall of the 2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt. As our colleagues at Green Car Reports note, the recall is intended to upgrade the car's software and ensure that it shuts off when the vehicle isn't being used. DON'T MISS: GM Cuts Warranty On Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles From...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Volt Takes Top Honors In Owner-Satisfaction Survey

Consumer Reports has released its annual Owner-Satisfaction survey, and for the second year in a row, top honors went to the Chevrolet Volt. The findings are based on responses to the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey, which polls car owners across the U.S. The data was fielded by the Consumer...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Spyker Sues GM, 2012 Tesla Model S: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media Nissan revealed the production 2013 Pathfinder and we posted our video road test of the 2013 Audi A4. GM's being sued over Saab going bankrupt and Tesla's built 50 2012 Model S sedans. All of this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We posted our...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Chevrolet Volt Beats Dodge Challenger, Porsche 911 In Owner Satisfaction

If you keep up with auto news, you know there's been lots of talk about the Chevrolet Volt recently -- and not the good kind of talk, either. Today, however, Consumer Reports released its latest owner-satisfaction survey, and the results should give Volt fans a pleasant burst of good news. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011
Looking For A Volt? More Now Available As GM Allows Dealers To Sell Demos

It’s no secret that Chevrolet Volt sales have been constrained due to availability. That, and the fact that dealers were eager to hold onto their single demonstrator Volt, if they had one, in order to bring traffic to the store. Now that General Motors has decided to allow dealers to sell...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Angular Front Exterior View
Car Of The Year Short List, New NSX and Volt Sales: Car News Headlines

The North American Car and Truck of the Year short list is out--has your nominee been left on the cutting-room floor? (Do they even have "cutting rooms" anymore?) Attention, people: the Honda Ridgeline is not going anywhere, says Honda, so will you please stop rumormongering? The U.S. Treasury...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Stands Firm, Refuses To Share Chevy Volt Secrets With China

It's common for people to cite China as a nation bent on world domination at the expense of the environment. After all, how many articles were written about the massive (and massively failed) cleanup of Beijing prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics, or the devastation wrought by the Three Gorges Dam?...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Klout's Featured Perk Is The Chevrolet Volt

Klout has been rewarding social media influencers around the world with what it calls "perks" for the last few months. Yesterday it announced the latest perk: a Chevrolet Volt. To be specific, the perk is to drive a Chevrolet Volt for three days. Klout plans to have the top technology...Read More»

Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car
Cadillac ELR, Chevy Volt-Based Luxury Electric Car: Confirmed

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has confirmed that it is developing the Cadillac ELR—a personal-luxury 2+2 coupe that will combine plug-in, range-extending electric-drive technology from the Chevrolet Volt with striking, uniquely Cadillac design and features. The confirmation follows an exclusive...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Consumer Reports: 2011 Chevrolet Volt Can Save You Money

Prospective buyers of all kinds of products often look to Consumer Reports (CR) to weigh in on recommendations for one brand versus another. It’s no different when it comes to choices for family cars, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs). In fact, since buying a vehicle is generally...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
When Can A 2011 Chevy Volt Save You Money? Consumer Reports Has An Answer

When Consumer Reports (CR) initially chimed in on the 2011 Chevy Volt last March, the organization was critical of the extended-range electric car. Their biggest objection was the Volt’s sticker price, followed closely by its actual cost to operate. To no one’s surprise, CR steered...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback: Quick Drive

It's received accolades as the North American Car of the Year, Motor Trend Car of the Year, and it still doesn't fit the definition of what a "car" should be. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt front-wheel-drive hatchback is both an electric, or plug-in, car and a gas-powered car. Sounds like a personality...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project
Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority] Saab says it's found a new sugar daddy, and announced three upcoming vehicles, but China's leaders have been pretty quiet on the whole topic...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest

It's a surprisingly well-kept secret that major automakers sometimes invite prospective customers to test-drive their cars at staged events held in large parking lots around the country. The companies only send out invitations to these events to a limited number of people and it isn't exactly clear...Read More»

Ryan Dunn
Jackass Star Ryan Dunn, Hybrid Popemobile, John McGee: Today's Car News

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died last night when his Porsche crashed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. [MotorAuthority] John McGee, state senator for Idaho, has been booked on charge of DUI and grand theft. [TheCarConnection] Will General Motors' 2011 Chevrolet Volt become a costly dead...Read More»

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

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...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott
Should The Electric-Car Tax Credit Be A Rebate? #YouTellUs

Did you know that when you buy a qualifying electric car, that the hefty $7,500 federal subsidy is a tax credit, not a tax rebate? The current electric-car credit is quite a messy affair. You must owe X amount in taxes to fully utilize the credit. This fine little detail isn't really advertised...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Top Safety Ratings From Both U.S. Agencies

General Motors' [NYSE: GM] breakthrough Chevrolet Volt might be one of your safest family-car choices as well as one of the cleanest, greenest choices. The 2011 Volt has achieved an Overall Rating of five stars—including five stars for side impact and five stars for rollover—in the...Read More»

1978 AMC AMX showdown
Volt Versus Leaf, Snooki, Romney and Weiner: The Week In Reverse

Ford has a lot of homework to finish before next year: it's engineering a new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic. [TheCarConnection] While Ford tries its hand at a three-cylinder, it's worth pointing out the mostly sad recent history of that kind...Read More»

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