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2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Nissan Leaf: Compare Cars
2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Nissan Leaf: Compare Cars

For the last five years, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf have been the two best-selling plug-in electric cars in the U.S. This year, however, a new last year Chevy Volt faces off against a Nissan Leaf that looks identical to earlier models but offers a new and class-leading range rating of...Read More»

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2017 Ford C-Max Energi vs. 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The Chevrolet Volt and the Ford C-Max Energi are both compact plug-in hybrid hatchbacks. Each is powered by a combination of electricity from the grid, used to charge an on-board battery pack, and a 4-cylinder engine. But the two are very different vehicles in shape, accommodations, and driving...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Chevrolet Volt rated 'Top Safety Pick+" by IIHS

Over the past few years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made its ratings process more challenging for automakers. However, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has passed its IIHS tests with flying colors, nabbing the highly coveted rank of "Top Safety Pick+". To earn that, the 2017 Volt had to...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Volt
2016 Chevrolet Volt Video Road Test

It's only in its second generation, but it's fair to say the Chevy Volt is one of the most important vehicles ever built in America. Now it's time for Volt 2.0, and it's better in every way. Will that be enough to keep eco-friendly drivers steering in the direction of Chevy showrooms? We get some...Read More»

Android Auto in the 2016 Chevrolet Spark
Want Android Auto In Your Next Chevrolet? Get It Via Software Update On 2016 Models

Android Auto first began making headlines in early 2014. Since then, fans of Google's mobile operating system have been patiently waiting for the software to roll out to cars. The bad news is, the wait isn't over for most folks. Chevrolet will be one of the first mass-market auto brands to offer...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Volt
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»

2016 Chevrolet Volt
2016 Chevrolet Volt Priced $1,200 Cheaper Than 2015 Model, Starts At $33,995

If you've just purchased a 2015 Chevrolet Volt, we have a bit of bad news: General Motors has announced pricing for the 2016 Volt, and it's about $1,200 cheaper than what you paid for yours. ALSO SEE: Best SUVs For Tall Drivers For model-year 2016, the Volt will start at $33,995, including...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
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»

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2012-2013 Chevy Volt Gets Free Fix For Battery Cooling

GM will offer a free service to owners of 2012-2013 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles, to resolve an issue with battery coolant. Some Volts were not filled with the proper amount of coolant in the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS)--their propulsion batteries--due to air...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts: Video

Although the rivalry between the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt has died off a bit since the cars were introduced in 2010, you can expect things to heat up again when both cars get full redesigns next year. For the all-electric Leaf, Nissan is modeling the Tesla Model S in that customers of the...Read More»

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At GM, Workers Study Tesla To Stay Ahead Of The Pack

Fifteen years ago, the recording industry dismissed online music sales as a ridiculous fad. "Those MP3 files are huge -- two and three megabytes each! Who wants to wait around for those to download? Let's just copy-protect our CDs, and everything will be fine." Around the same time, some bookstores...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 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt Video Road Test

Is the Chevy Volt the electric car of the future, or just another stop-gap hybrid along the way to pure EVs? We take a look in our video road test. How does the Volt work? Chevrolet calls the Volt an extended-range electric car. That's because it actually gets its power at the wheels from a 16.5...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt Gets Software Update To Avoid Stalling

Like it or not, car tech is changing. And as that technology changes, so does the way that we maintain and service our vehicles. As proof, look no further than a problem currently affecting the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. According to the Detroit News, General Motors has begun contacting owners of the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion Video Road Test, Nissan Altima Recall: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we take a look at the 2013 Ford Fusion in our latest video road test, and we compare the 2013 Cadillac ATS against the 2013 BMW 3-Series. Lincoln opens its own design center and Porsche is preparing its first modern four-cylinder engine. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

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Study: Chevrolet Volt Drivers Suffer From 'Gas Anxiety'

One of the biggest hurdles facing electric car manufacturers is range anxiety -- that is, the public's fear that the battery on an electric vehicle will run out of juice, leaving them stranded. But an intriguing new study has revealed a different sort of anxiety that afflicts owners of the...Read More»

The 2013 Acura ZDX
Toyota Owners Loyal, Acura Kills ZDX, 2013 Nissan Leaf: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we spied the 2013 Nissan Leaf and Tesla received $10 million. Acura discontinued the ZDX, and find out what happened to the Six-Month Road Test 2012 VW Passat. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The NHTSA is looking into shattering...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore Priced, GMC Canyon Lives, Paris Auto Show: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Audi announced the new 2014 S3 hatchback and GMC confirmed a new Canyon mid-size truck is coming. Buick priced the 2013 Encore and we have more details regarding the upcoming SRT Barracuda. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. General...Read More»

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