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Since much hoopla – and greater transparency from its maker – surrounded the Chevrolet Volt during its development and December 2010 launch, the “extended-range electric” car has generated seemingly outsized responses ranging from love to hate. To chase down all the rabbit trails discussing why this is would require a book, but short of that, […]

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Chevrolet has a new 30-second spot for the Volt as the brand continues against resistance to get the message out about what the car can do. This is not to say anyone needs to understand the mechanics of it, but even understanding that this is a car that, 1) runs for 38 miles more or […]

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Despite skepticism and misinformation, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales continue to rise, new models are being introduced, and customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. One of the biggest reasons to go for a PHEV is they have the range and convenience of a high-mpg internal combustion car, but also operate like an electric car […]

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General Motors’ first major reduction of the Chevy Volt’s price by $5,000 for the 2014 model year has been attributed to incremental reduction in some production costs and the need to stay competitive, but there were other nuances involved as well. According to a Wards Auto report today, GM says online consumer shopping habits also […]

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While you may not need to change the oil on your Volt or other hybrid very often, you can now do so with a greener oil choice. Universal Lubricants announced that its Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil has been awarded a dexos1 license for meeting the rigorous quality requirements for use in General Motors […]

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With a revised sticker price starting at $34,995 – $5,000 less than last year – Chevrolet is now trucking 2014 Volts to respective participating dealers around the U.S. Today Chevrolet Communications spokesperson Michelle Malcho confirmed the launch began earlier this month, and said it depends upon the dealership as to timing of their arrival. Talk […]

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After a few days of suspense, Chevrolet Canada finally said the Volt’s $5,000 price reduction announced in the U.S. will also apply in Canada. The 2014 model will start at CDN$36,895, plus $1,600 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). If consumers include provincial consumer credits, available in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, […]

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Today General Motors announced the 2014 Volt will receive a $5,000 price decrease to allow for a starting MSRP of $34,995 (including $810 destination fee). The Volt is one of the top three best-selling plug-in electrified vehicles – the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S being the other two – and has been on […]

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One of the UK’s first suppliers of electricity and leading distributor of electrical equipment, Edmundson Electrical has invested in three Amperas, the European Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) cousin. Edmundson Electrical’s Barking office Branch Manager, Jo Ellis has already covered his first 4,000 miles in his Ampera. “I rely on my car for work […]

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Chevy Volt’s UK cousin, the Vauxhall Ampera, will be used as a first response ambulance service vehicle in the UK’s York area. As part of the commitment to reducing its carbon emissions, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust will be the first to trial a Vauxhall Ampera as part of its emergency fleet. The ambulance […]

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