Chevrolet Volt News

Cloud Commuting: Google Maps Will Be A Key Feature On Ford, GM, Audi Rides
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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Poll: Electric-Vehicle Range, Price Expectations Vary Wildly

Relative to the number of plug-in market choices available now or in the near future, the portion of consumers saying that they would give purchase consideration to EVs is surprisingly high. But responses are also showing that expectations about driving range and purchase price vary wildly. These...Read More»

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Chevrolet Goes Social At SXSW

When it comes to getting younguns interested in its vehicles, General Motors hasn't been as aggressive as some of its competitors in exploiting Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and other social media services. That may change over the next week and a half, however, as Chevrolet schleps to the heart of...Read More»

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Even Big Oil Execs Think We're Headed To An Electric Future

Within the auto industry, we can attest that attitudes about electric vehicles are radically different than they were just a decade ago. But finding out that a Big Oil executive has predicted electric vehicles (EVs) will become a huge future chunk of the world vehicle market? That still has our...Read More»

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Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer or satellite radio today, you'll find out more during Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live today. Along with other guests, I'll be...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Volt May Still Cost $40k, Despite Whitacre's Gab

There's been endless rumor and speculation about the upcoming Chevy Volt -- particularly with regard to its sticker price. For some time we've heard consistent talk of the potentially game-changing hybrid electric vehicle ringing in around $40,000, which, with a federal EV tax credit of $7,500...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Spark, Aveo RS, Cruze Herald Diverse Chevy Small-Car Lineup

Within two years, GM's Chevrolet brand will have a family of four small cars for the U.S. market: Spark, Aveo, Cruze, and Volt. The new lineup starts with the introduction of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which as we showed you in this preview earlier in the week and this interior comparison with the...Read More»

Audi e-tron Concept for 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2010 Detroit Auto Show: From The Outside Looking In

We don't use the word "I" very much in our writing at TCC, but this time, I suppose I'll have to: I'm going to give my take on the 2010 Detroit Auto Show from the vantage point of my office, which lies -- inconveniently -- about 1,000 miles to the south. What can I add to the discussion from here...Read More»

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Was Ray LaHood's NAIAS Speech Upbeat, Defensive, Or Testy?

Earlier today, there was a good bit of chatter about U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's 7am speech at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. LaHood is just one of several government personalities visiting the North American International Auto Show today, so both journalists and auto industry types...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010
First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM's audacious attempt to leapfrog the popular Toyota Prius, with its green halo, has gotten it more publicity than any General Motors car in decades. The car is the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. And now we've driven it. For more than an hour, we piloted a pre-production...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt OnStar mobile app
Chevrolet Volt To Feature 24 Hour Connection Via OnStar Mobile App

Chevrolet doesn’t want owners of its upcoming Volt plug-in hybrid to just have a car to get them from A to B. For Chevrolet, owning a Volt is all about the experience of having one of the most advanced cars on the road, a feeling the automaker wants owners to be able to take away with them once...Read More»

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Video: Racy Yaris Ad Vs. The Volt Dance. Which Is Worse?

Toyota's Clever Film Competition asked fledgling filmmakers to create ads for the Toyota Yaris. In the contest rules, Toyota stipulated that submissions couldn't "break the law", "portray the Toyota Yaris in a negative manner", "show reckless or careless driving", or "be immoral". After the...Read More»

The (terrible) Chevy Volt dance from the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
Chevy Volt Dance Video: Is ALL Publicity Good Publicity?

Yesterday, the Chevrolet Volt Dance hit the interwebs in a big way -- and rightly so. Because it is terrible. BIBLICALLY terrible. Like, no-wonder-Bob Lutz-got-moved-around terrible. We thought briefly about praising it as the best indie film in recent months and Avatar's stiffest competition for...Read More»

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Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

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Green-Car Disconnect: Unrealistic Expectations, Tight Wallets

If you've been following news about the latest green cars—either here at TheCarConnection.com or at our companion site http://www.greencarreports.com/—you're likely aware that the technology doesn't come cheap. Plug-in electric vehicles, EVs, and even clean-diesel vehicles are all likely to...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt - testing on Pike's Peak, October 2009
GM To Work With National Federation of the Blind on 2011 Chevy Volt Sounds

Since at least 2007, advocates for the blind have been concerned about the lack of noise from hybrids running in electric mode. The imminent arrival of all-electric cars like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2012 Nissan Leaf has only raised their level of alarm. Now General Motors has announced that...Read More»

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