Chevy Volt

EPA Rates 2016 Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Hybrid: 42 MPG, 53 Miles Of Electric Range
EPA Rates 2016 Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Hybrid: 42 MPG, 53 Miles Of Electric Range

Electric range is obviously a crucial specification for battery-electric cars, but the upcoming 2016 Chevy Volt shows that plug-in hybrids too can benefit from bigger batteries that provide more electric miles. The EPA data released today for the 2016 Volt rate it at 53 miles of electric range...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...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»

Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car
Cadillac Converj Concept To Be Built, Called Cadillac ELR

Now it’s official. General Motors has confirmed that it will build a production version of the innovative Cadillac Converj concept vehicle and will call it the Cadillac ELR. The ELR luxury coupe, says GM, will feature an electric propulsion system equipped with a T-shaped, lithium-ion...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
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 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»

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»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
2011 Chevy Volt Earns Five Stars From The NHTSA

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has become the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which adds to the recent “2011 Top Safety Pick” awarded to the Volt by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The NHTSA...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Chevy Volt Tiff Exposes Potential Abuse Of EV Tax Credit?

The federal government's $7,500 tax credit—applying to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S—has become a hot topic over the past couple of days, as a Washington, D.C. (read: politically motivated) 'watchdog' group sounded an alert over dealerships that were allegedly...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf Ad pokes Fun at "Gas-powered" Volt
Nissan “Leaf Blower” Strikes Back At Chevy Volt

Gotta love the snide little digs carmakers slip into some of their commercials. Nissan’s new ad campaign, “What If Everything Ran on Gas?” is the first in a series of humorous commercials for the 100 percent all-electric Nissan Leaf. And it takes a snipe at a Chevy Volt getting a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
NASCAR Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Drives... A Chevy Volt?

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Juan Pablo Montoya is known for his take-no-prisoners driving style, and his aggressive on-track behavior recently landed him (and fellow Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman) on probation. Prior to NASCAR, Montoya spent six years driving Formula One cars for McLaren and...Read More»

2011 Maybach 57
Embarrassing European Cars, 2012 BMW M6 Spy Shots: High Gear Hype 5/19/2011

Everyone seems to be interested in the most embarrassing European cars of all time [TheCarConnection] Spy shots of the upcoming 2012 BMW M6 Convertible made a splash on Twitter today. [MotorAuthority] The Aptera is struggling towards production. Will it make it? [GreenCarReports] Chevy is preparing...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for a Starbucks and missed it all. [MotorAuthority] In the wee hours today, the Jaguar C-X75 went from concept to sort-of...Read More»

Saab 9-5
Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

How tough a spot is Saab in? Its production has been shut down since April 5 because its suppliers say they're not being paid for parts, and its 2010 sales were just 31,696 cars--globally. To put Saab's sales in perspective, consider that Toyota sells an average of 25,000 Camry sedans every month...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Survey: More Would Take A Free 2011 Chevy Volt Over A Free HUMMER

According to a new survey, if given the choice between a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt or a new HUMMER H3, 55 percent would choose the Volt. But you couldn't give Volt away to 45 percent. The survey results, from the market-research firm Synovate, suggest that more Americans are interested in the new...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
OnStar Rumors Are True: Upgrades Bring The Service Into The 21st Century

Last week, we reported not once, but twice about rumored upgrades to General Motors' popular OnStar service. Now, they're no longer rumors: the upgrades are coming, and they're coming soon. Well, probably. Most of today's news from GM centers around stuff we've already mentioned -- stuff which is...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy Won't Be 230 MPG

What kind of fuel economy will buyers of the upcoming Chevy Volt be able to expect when it hits dealerships (in theory) this fall?  We have no idea.  Neither does the Environmental Protection Association, or, for that matter, Chevrolet engineers.  But it won't be the 230 mpg the company...Read More»

gas pump
Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and powerful. Barring this era of greater responsibility and restraint, which might pass like a fleeting fancy with the recession, why...Read More»

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