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Chevrolet’s 238-mile range Bolt EV is a major leap forward among mass-appeal electric cars and for now arguably the best. Why? Several reasons that add up to a nicely designed vehicle that does what it’s supposed to, while being enjoyable to motor around in, and boasting amazing efficiency as well. As the first EV with […]

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Since late last decade all-electric cars have been increasing in model selection and sales volume, but have you considered whether an EV would work for you? If you’re one of the 295,000 people in the U.S. who’ve already left behind the world of gas pumps and tailpipe hydrocarbons with purchase of an EV, the answer […]

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Nearly every automaker has electric cars in the works, but a top General Motors executive said today it will be the first to sell them profitably. “We know the customers would like to drive electric cars but are unwilling to pay any more for them,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for product development. […]

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In a time when “plug-in cars” are being treated like “compliance cars” to California zero emission rules, America’s five best sellers have an especially heavy weight on their shoulders. Sales progress from almost nil at the beginning of this decade has seen a proliferation of as many plug-ins as hybrids, but their 1.01 percent market […]

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For all those in the UK feeling neglected because a right-hand-drive Chevy Bolt-based Vauxhall Ampera-e isn’t being offered, Tata Motors recently showed a proper Bolt EV of its own. Described by author “Nigel” for The Red Ferret as “impressive,” and “very nice,” with good drivability, attention to detail, and fit and finish all around, the […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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It turns out that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is better at slipping through the air during high speed driving than earlier reports had indicated. When the Chevrolet Bolt’s 217-mile highway range estimate was published last September it surprised many who thought its boxy aerodynamics would drag down its efficiency at speed. After all, the car’s […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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One Bolt owner thinks Skynet may already be here. Fresh off its North American Car of the Year victory (despite being classified as a crossover) and just days ahead of its official media launch next week, something strange happened in Southern California. This owner alleges his Chevy Bolt backed into the work bench in his […]

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A recent comment by General Motors CEO Mary Barra this week has sent EV fans to speculating, as she said a “huge range of vehicles” will be spun off from the Bolt EV platform. How one defines a huge range of vehicles, how soon these will be, and what really to expect at all were […]

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