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A mystery has been solved. What mystery? How the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid gets an estimated 5 mpg better fuel economy than the 2016 Volt when running in gas-burning hybrid mode even though both use the same essential “drive unit,” or gas-electric transaxle. The 1.5-liter compact-class Volt is a 53-mile extended-range EV, but in gas […]

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A Chevy Volt enthusiast in Canada has just posted a first-drive report for the 2016 Chevy Volt. In short, most aspects of the new car impressed or were better than KickinInCanada’s 2012 model. The review, printed below in its entirety was put on GM-Volt.com yesterday, and this poster is experienced and knowledgable about the Volt, […]

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As orders are being taken now in California, Chevrolet hopes its 2016 Volt due in a couple months will prove to be a superior fuel and money saver for more people. Since the first-generation model was launched in December 2010, the Volt has had a polarizing effect on people – or ducked under the radar […]

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General Motors has wowed electrified vehicle enthusiasts by announcing the most effective plug-in hybrid – the 2016 Volt – and one of the highest-mpg midsized sedans – the 2016 Malibu Hybrid – but a mystery surrounds these cars’ comparative efficiency. The issue is this: The 1.5-liter-based Volt’s drive unit – its electrified transmission – and […]

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Speaking to a group of former Buick employees, GM’s North America global product and supply chain executive vice president, Mark Reuss, said the pending generation 2 Volt will see “fuel economy and efficiency” increase. The report from yesterday of Reuss’ snippet of info did not hint how many miles electric range the new car would […]

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If you could have your wish, what would you like to see General Motors do to make the next Chevrolet Volt better? According to the automaker which recently polled its owners, the top requests are a lower price, a fifth seat space in back, and longer all-electric range. GM has begun shipping 2015 Volts but […]

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