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Chevrolet announced it is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America known as MBAs Across America. MBAs Across America launched last year when four first-year Harvard MBA students drove 8,000 miles across the country, offering free business […]

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Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

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Ever wondered who installed the battery pack on the Volt or ELR you are driving? It turns out it is most likely the Evetta Osborne and Monique Watson daughter-mother duo. Both ladies work side by side at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and GM said they have installed the lithium-ion battery pack on nearly every […]

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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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