Today at High Gear Media: All About Volt, Chrysler 200, Audi A6

October 12, 2010
2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Not to beat this point into the ground any more, but the 2011 Chevy Volt is an electric car, not a hybrid. Ask an engineer--or ensnare one for video work. [TheCarConnection, GreenCarReports]

Here's why we don't think the faux EV-versus-hybrid rage makes a difference to people who already knew the Volt uses gasoline, a.k.a., everybody. [AllCarsElectric]

When the navel-gazing is over, most of the rest of the world will see the Volt--as most of the media already do--as "nearly perfect." [PoliticsAndCars]

We saw the word "disgusting" Tweeted about #Voltgate, and the only way we can see it fitting is in the use of the word "lied." [GreenCarReports]

Still have patience for it all? Backtrack with us through the past four years and read everything you need to know in our ultimate guide to the 2011 Volt. [GreenCarReports]

2011 Nissan Leaf buyers may get the option of free loaner gas-powered cars, if their range anxiety turns into a full-blown diagnosis. [AllSmallCars]

Best Buy will install electric-car charging stations, as it tries to lure even more folks into its extended-warranty web. It's just electricity! Don't get the three-year service plan! [HybridsCentral]

The Sebring is no more: Chrysler's 2011 200 made its Web debut today, showing off swell sheetmetal updates and promising new V-6 power. Now we're encouraged. [MotorAuthority]

The 2010 Los Angeles auto show will be many things--a pain in the arch, natch--but it will not be the stage for the world debut of the Audi Q5 Hybrid. Patience, green grasshoppers. [MotorAuthority]

The 2012 Audi A6 is moving through the pipeline quite nicely, as it caroms around the test track wearing some ugly black-and-white drag. [MotorAuthority]

What kind of driver are you? Here's a quick quiz to differentiate you, your passenger, and sane people. [AllCarAdvice]

First rule of Craigslist: don't talk about Craigslist. Second rule: Be honest when you sell your beater. Third rule: No posting in the Barter section unless you're still living on the commune. [BestCarBuyingGuide]

Speaking for families everywhere, we're all getting along fine without Google-driven cars, thanks. [FamilyCarGuide]

Volvo is on top of the social-media world, with honors as the company making the best use of Facebook. Yeah, but they don't know about our secret group. [SocialCarNews]

High Gear Media is in the video business: here's proof that we really should remember more about the Challenger, and about forecasting windy days. [ChallengerBlog]

Have a favorite movie chase scene from the modern era? Dust off your Vin Diesel library--and make room for some new one-ders. [SportsCarMonitor]

If you're thinking of leaving your car unlocked in Philly, let us remind you that a) it's a really bad idea, b) are you nuts? and c) you could be fined. [CarNewsBreak]

Mariah Carey is on top of several other worlds, but possibly not the fashion one, since her Porsche Cayenne has been dipped in an unfortunate Bratz-y shade of pink. [CelebsAndCars]

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