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Since the late-2010 beginning of the major manufacturer plug-in car era, the Chevy Volt has been the plug-in hybrid sales king, but this year its crown is in jeopardy. Toyota’s Prius Prime, which has been rolling out and ramping up in sales, has been nipping at the heels of the Volt all year, and in […]

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Out of the 20 plug-in hybrids now for sale in the U.S., the Toyota Prius Prime and Chevrolet Volt stand heads above, but which will sell better is an open question. Through July this year, the Prime, which rolled out nationally this year, sits as last month’s top seller with 1,645 July sales, and its […]

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The residual value of hybrid and electric vehicles is reportedly dropping precipitously due to falling fuel prices. According to Kelley Blue Book, a combined residual value for 2016 model-year hybrids and EVs sold in January and February is projected at 29.5 percent after 36 months. That’s down 4.1 percent from a year ago. “Nobody really […]

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The Chevrolet Volt is doing wonders for one particular Canadian Chevrolet dealership. Bourgeois Chevrolet in Rawdon, Quebec specializes in electric vehicles, which is one reason that dealer principal Samuel Jeanson stocks as many new and used Volts on the lot as he can, even though they take longer to sell than conventional gas-powered cars. Bourgeois […]

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KBB.com has compiled a list of the ten best green cars for 2015 and placed for the second year in a row the BMW i3 at the top of its ranking. Each year the KBB.com editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price […]

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Full details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt – including specifications, standard equipment and optional upgrades – have just been released by General Motors. The only tidbit missing now is the price. GM listed all of the information in its 25-page ordering guide online. The carmaker isn’t accepting orders quite yet for the next generation Volt, […]

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The average resale price on a used Nissan Leaf has reportedly dropped to half the cost of a brand new model. As of last month, the price for a used Leaf has fallen to an average of $15,238, said Cars.com Senior Editor Mike Hanley. He named the EV as the vehicle with the biggest price […]

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Chevrolet announced that it is creating a hybrid version of the Malibu sedan for next year, borrowing technology from the Volt to build the hybrid’s powertrain. The Malibu Hybrid takes technology from the Volt, but its overall powertrain will be brand new. For the base drive unit, engineers are using a slightly modified system from […]

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The Chevrolet Volt and BMW i8 are well-designed and fun to drive, according to a new comparison. The Australian-based CarAdvice.com tested both cars as part of sort of odd-ball match-up between electrified vehicles including the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander. The review used a 2014 Volt, which is rebadged as the Holden Volt […]

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For a couple of family cars that sell in comparatively modest volumes, Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt have made an outsized splash into the automotive landscape. Now four years since the first production Leaf was delivered Dec. 11, 2010 in the U.S., and the first Volt was sold days later on Dec. 15, the two […]

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