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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Top Safety Ratings From Both U.S. Agencies
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»

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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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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»

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UPDATE: Dealers Pocketing $7,500 Chevy Volt Tax Credit?

UPDATE: Several sources have reported that the practice described below appears to be confined to a few isolated incidents, if at all, and a General Motors spokesman called the NLPC 'confused.' The NLPC meanwhile in a follow-up cried foul on GM's claim that there's "high demand" for the Volt and...Read More»

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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»

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Electric Cars Coming To A Government Near You

It’s no secret that the current administration had planned to replace aging fleet vehicles with electric ones, since President Obama is a big proponent of electrifying the federal fleet. Reports of a 100-unit electric vehicle purchase have been circulating for the better part of a year, and...Read More»

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Nissan Titan Diesel, Ferrari Superamerica 45: Today's Car News May 19, 2011

Cummins is developing a four-cylinder turbo clean diesel engine as part of a $30 million federal project. The benefactor of all this? The Nissan Titan. [TheCarConnection] Ferrari has revealed the Superamerica 45, which will be shown at the 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. [MotorAuthority]...Read More»

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Cadillac ATS Rethink, Bill Ford On Electric Vehicles: Today's Car News May 18, 2011

Bill Ford thinks that a quarter of all vehicles will be electrified by 2020. Impossible? No, but seems ambitious for sure. [TheCarConnection] We hear the 2013 Cadillac ATS is already tipping the scales and causing a rethink. Will Cadillac actually have a true BMW 3-Series competitor?...Read More»

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Report: 2011 Chevy Volt Worth $17,000 After Three Years

The problem with any kind of new automotive technology is that it’s difficult to project a residual value after three years of ownership. Take the 2011 Chevrolet Volt for example, which is the first modern application of a serial hybrid design in an automobile. Variations of the technology...Read More»

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Chevy Volt Does What We Can't: Lives With Rich and Famous People

Celebrities, it seems, often champion environmental causes. Take Ed Begley, Jr., for example, who’s been driving electric cars for decades and currently owns a battery-powered Toyota RAV4. Begley is known to commute via public transportation and even via an electric bicycle, a sacrifice that...Read More»

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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»

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All The Auto-Related April Fools' Posts In One Easy Index

Yep, it's April Fool's Day. And many of our colleagues have labored long to bring you lovingly crafted parody stories. Even an automaker or two has been known to take part, though the battalions of legal beagles haunting the halls of the larger ones tend to put a stop to that. But here's our...Read More»

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For A New GM, Old Questions On Incentives, Product Development

Last year when automaker General Motors [NYSE: GM] emerged from bankruptcy, the outlook for the automaker was looking bullish by most accounts. Yet recently, some analysts and observers have expressed concern for the company's tack under CEO Dan Akerson. While other companies have been reeling in...Read More»

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North American Car of the Year: Why Such a Blowout?

The North American Car and Truck of the Year winners for 2011 are officially set in the history books, but for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford Explorer, the surprise from this morning's awards may be the margin of victory earned by both. On the car side, the Volt scored 233 out of a...Read More»

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Is It A Bad Idea To Have Cars Connected To The Cloud?

With vehicles like the new Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the era of connected cars is upon us. That is definitely the sense we are getting from this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is going on in Las Vegas this week. With everyone from Audi to OnStar making huge announcements around...Read More»

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Chevy Volt Gets Even Greener, Uses Parts From Recycled BP Oil Spill Booms

We've spilled a lot of ink on the Chevrolet Volt, its intriguing powertrain, and its potential sales stats. But today, a different spill is fueling buzz about the newest hybrid on the block -- namely, the BP oil spill. In a story that's part head-scratcher, part publicity stunt, General Motors has...Read More»

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Trending In Social Media This Week: Chevrolet Volt Hits The Street, Chrysler And Volkswagen

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

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Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...Read More»