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Today in Car News: Talking and Driving, Paris Show, and MyVolt
Today in Car News: Talking and Driving, Paris Show, and MyVolt

BMW's latest tech fetish: Apple's iPod and iPad, which find new homes in cradles mounted on BMW headrests and in the place of iDrive--but only in Europe. Is it something we said (about iDrive, probably)? [Fast Company] The NHTSA may be considering national distracted-driving laws, which has...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
Today in Car News: Volt, Cruze, and Cash for Clunkers Redux

Without a Cash for Clunkers boost, August car sales were soft. Recovery summer, where for art thou? [Detroit Free Press] The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is close to reality: production begins on Veterans' Day. [AutoBlogGreen] GM is seeking to trademark "range anxiety" as it pitches the Volt at...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Beware Car Dealers Price Gouging Chevrolet Volt

Car buyers have always had to watch out for car dealers who excessively mark-up the price of new models in the late summer/fall when a new model year rolls around. In this age of Internet sales where pricing cars at invoice is becoming the norm, dealers look forward to the roll out of new models as...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Could Dealers Institute Heavy Markups On The 2011 Chevrolet Volt?

Whenever a new car draws a lot of attention before its launch, there's always a chance that opportunistic dealers will take advantage of buyers by charging stiff markups over the sticker price. Toyota guarded against this practice with its LF-A supercar by dictating that all transactions be leases...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Our Editors Weigh In

It's been a busy week already here at High Gear Media, but without a doubt, one of the biggest news stories of the week is the pricing of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--the extended-range electric vehicle GM will deliver beginning this fall. The Volt's been a labor of love at General Motors since 2006...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt Pricing Announced

After months of rumors suggesting that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt would start at around $40,000, General Motors has announced that the base price will be: $41,000, including the $720 destination fee. Volt intenders who are looking to save a bit of cash should lease instead of buying, since the monthly...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and MINI

Yesterday was the 2011 Ford Explorer's day--and today at High Gear Media, you could hardly escape the dueling electric vehicles making news at Plug-In 2010 in San Jose. The new GM electric car made headlines across our network of almost 3 million readers as General Motors announced the Chevy Volt's...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»

2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production test vehicle in water trough at GM Milford Proving Ground
2011 Chevrolet Volt Proves Safe In Deep-Water Test

Electric cars are the future. But electric cars are also require high-voltage, high-current batteries, and everyone knows water and electricity don't mix, right? Chevrolet wants to put your fears to rest, though, driving the new 2011 Chevrolet Volt repeatedly through a water trough to prove it's as...Read More»

Marty Padgett
Video: Catch The Fox Car Report, Featuring Our Own Marty Padgett

Top Gear may have a giant studio audience (all wearing comfy shoes, we hope), and they may do some eye-popping, outrageous stunts, but if you're looking for serious auto industry updates, you'd do better tuning into the Fox Car Report. It's an in-depth, half-hour foray into the wild world of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in New York City, March 2010
Chevrolet Brings The Volt's 'Freedom Drive' To The Info Superhighway

So, you're an early adopter -- comfy in your pup tent in front of the Apple store, happy to dump Gmail for Google Wave, even though it can't decide whether it's in "preview" or "labs" mode. Chances are pretty good that you'll also be interested in the new Chevrolet Volt hybrid EV (or whatever we...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
UPDATE: Volt Won't Require Gas Engine For Highway Driving

Preview drives of unfinished pre-production cars are a tricky thing. It's easy to get ahead of oneself in the evaluation process, judging things that are still under development to be final, or misunderstanding an engineer's explanation. And that appears to be what happened with Andrew English at...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame
Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more recent example, the Audi R8, which has co-starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man films? For its part, General...Read More»

Ford Syncs Google Maps Destinations For Free Through The Cloud
Cloud Commuting: Google Maps Will Be A Key Feature On Ford, GM, Audi Rides

We've talked a lot about Google Maps and how it can make drivers' lives easier. We're happy to report that several major automakers have fully embraced Google's free service and are working hard to integrate its unique features into their vehicles' existing telematics systems. Ford is a great...Read More»

Screencap showing the Chevrolet Volt app for Android
Video: GM Brings Apps To The Volt, With Help From Google's Android

Yesterday, Viknesh Vijayenthiran mentioned General Motors' plan to release a mobile app in conjunction with its upcoming hybrid EV, the Chevrolet Volt. Today, there's a video to show off that app, and it's so completely gee-whiz, we just had to share it. The video demonstrates what GM's press...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in New York City, March 2010
Chevrolet Wanders The (Google) Earth To Spark Interest In The Volt

We didn't see many exciting auto launches last year. What with the worldwide economy in meltdown, that was probably to be expected. But 2010 is a different story, and we're gearing up for several major debuts -- notably, the Ford Fiesta, the Fiat 500, the Nissan Leaf, and that other EV that...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show
Is The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 The Family-Friendly Volt?

The hotly-anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Volt may not come in just hatchback form. According to Car and Driver, their might be several variations, including a minivan-like crossover which will likely be dubbed MPV5. The MPV5 will use the Volt's platform, but it will seat five instead of four. MPV...Read More»

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