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

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Today at High Gear Media: Cadillac ATS, Chrysler Goes Green

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt makes its TV-ad debut tonight during the World Series. By the way, did you know it's American? So we hear. [PoliticsAndCars] Can you really get a deal on a car you really want? Lucky you, we've found five vehicles that have become a little more wheely-dealy lately...Read More»

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

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...Read More»

Tweets about Volt/GM Fiasco
*UPDATED* General Motor's Social Media PR Nightmare: The Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE- Well turns out GM was not going to stay silent. Phil Colley and crew have been hard at work tweeting out responses to the naysayers, trying to explain and defend while standing the ground they laid from the beginning. The point is GM is facing the social media storm and trying to respond...Read More»

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How GM Didn't 'Lie' About The Volt, And Why The Press Is Wrong

You may have seen this morning's media frenzy about General Motors' "lie" about the Volt's ability to directly drive the wheels with its range-extending gasoline engine. What you may not know is that the publications screaming "lie!" are doing little more than running self-serving, tabloid-worthy...Read More»

Today at High Gear Media: Volt Charging, Smart USA Calling

The new car from Smart USA will come from Nissan, in the form of a five-door rebadged Micra. Daimler gives its blessing, in case you were worried. [GreenCarReports] The 2011 Chevy Volt's 240V charger costs the same as five AppleTVs...but they don't cost $1475 to install. [GreenCarReports] Oh, so...Read More»

Screencap of Lady Gaga & Beyonce in the video for 'Telephone'
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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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 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»

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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»

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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»