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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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For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable “98 MPGe” like a pure electric car? While critics have […]

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One of the hopes of 2016 Chevy Volt fans came true this week when General Motors quietly updated its specs to show improved efficiency in gas and electric operation. Instead of 41 mpg combined on regular gas, the automaker lists 43 mpg, and instead of 102 MPGe electric efficiency, it’s up-rated now to 106 MPGe. […]

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Chevrolet is gearing up to begin an ordering process for the second-generation 2016 Volt beginning first in states compliant with California Air Resources Board rules this month and the rest of the nation in October. Orders for California and can be placed May 28 and production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant is set to begin August. […]

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A new Chevrolet commercial ties together the image of futuristic 2016 Volt E-REV with cars of yesteryear and the Disney move “Tomorrowland.” The 30-second spot called “Tomorrow, Today” since posting to YouTube Thursday has at this writing 30,290 views with 66 thumbs up and just two thumbs down. It features five GM concept cars morphing […]

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Borrowing a description from one of dozens of awards received, Chevrolet says its first-generation Volt was a “moonshot” so in what way has the 2016 Chevy Volt been improved in order to top that glowing description? Now that we know pricing starts at $33,995 for the base 2016 LT, $38,345 for the LTZ, and GM’s […]

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Preface This article co-written by Jeff Nisewanger, Patrick Groeneveld and George Bower first appeared on GM-Volt.com. It’s more than a little bit technical, but for those who want more than a cursory explanation, it’s based on GM patent US 8,602,938, issued in December 2013, and presentations by GM at an SAE vehicle electrification conference on […]

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For everyone who likes to say the Chevrolet Volt is just one more plug-in hybrid, a GM study presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers shows it stands to burn radically less gasoline and emit much less smog-forming gases than competitive PHEVs. The engineering analysis also projects the new 2016 Volt due in a couple […]

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With seven month’s inventory of the 2015 Volt on hand, and the 2016 due to launch sometime during or soon after this summer, Chevrolet will stop production next month. As followers of this segment have known, the Volt’s sales for the past several months have dwindled in light of the full revision pending, and it’s […]

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In revising the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, General Motors re-designed its electrical/mechanical transaxle, and one might now pose the question whether this same design would be ideal to use in a super fuel-saving truck such as VIA Motors now makes. VIA builds pure series plug-in hybrid trucks based on the Chevrolet Silverado and other light-duty GM […]

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