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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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Here and there readers have been saying the 2016 Volt mimics some of a Honda’s design cues. To be fair, other automakers copy each other to a greater or less degree all the time, so you could say this article is just a floating of one of the latest potential borrowings for your consideration. But […]

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As Chevrolet formulates marketing plans for the 2016 Volt launching the second half of this year, it has a head start over generation one, but if there ever was a vision of the Volt surpassing Toyota Prius sales, that’s a premise Chevrolet doesn’t even want to entertain. In a half-hour sit-down interview with Steve Majoros, […]

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Now that General Motors has made its big splash with the 2016 Volt currently on display at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, questions remain, including what the all-new 50-mile-range plug-in car with gas backup will sell for. When the 2011 Volt was first launched, GM had high costs baked into the advanced vehicle it […]

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There are dozens of new vehicles at this year’s ongoing North American International Auto Show in Motor City, and as the town gets truer in a sense to its name – “Motor” – spliced among traditional models are several newly revealed electrified models. Despite well-documented inexpensive gasoline these days, a complexity of variables keep alternative […]

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Today at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, General Motors is revealing its all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt in advance of its going on sale after this summer. This is the first plug-in car to undergo a full redesign, and the new second-generation Volt’s 18.4-kwh battery – up from 17.1 kwh –increases electric range from an […]

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If an anonymous source speaking to the Wall Street Journal is correct, GM may have an extra added bonus alongside the 2016 Volt this Monday – a 200-mile range Chevrolet Bolt EV concept due by 2017. It’s already been reported that GM says it will compete with Tesla’s Model 3 also due reportedly by 2017, […]

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