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It’s not uncommon for companies to lose money while building plans for the future, but Tesla appears to be prepared to take quite a financial hit as it plans to expand. The company has stated that it plans to expand its electric-vehicle offerings into trucks and busses, as well as also expanding into the car-sharing […]

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Some have hoped the revised Chevrolet Volt’s sales would break through a glass ceiling this year, but with 2016 nearing the halfway point, indicators are it will be fortunate to exceed the original Volt’s best sales year in 2012. The first-generation extended-range electric Volt was launched late 2010 for model year 2011 and sold just […]

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Chevrolet’s fully revised 2016 Volt is the best green car for a family according to a recent assessment of all cars out there. The results of a joint effort between Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, the’ 10 “Best Family Cars of 2016″ list appears in the July issue of Parents Magazine. The “extended-range electric” Volt is […]

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GM could have overstated fuel economy figures in more than two million vehicles. Last week, the company issued a stop-sale order on the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave models, saying that the EPA labels on them were incorrect and had overstated mpg claims. Consumer Reports found it peculiar that the issue only affected […]

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With winter in its last grasp, and summer right around the corner, electrified car shoppers may want a car as capable of traveling across country as it is of making it across town. Of course an informed buying decision should also factor day in, day out operation, utility, long-term reliability, and more. However, if you’re […]

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Reducing weight is one good way to improve fuel economy, and auto-industry suppliers who work on brakes have been trying to replace conventional vacuum-style boosters in order to cut vehicle mass for a long time. One solution is electrically actuated brakes, and supplier ZF TRW said that it expects market penetration to be 8 percent […]

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As Chevrolet is in process of an early changeover to model-year 2017, the Volt last month sold 1,126 units. Its sales were up 62.5 percent over February 2015’s 693, and also a notch over January 2016’s 996. Even with 29 days in a leap year, February is the shortest month of the year, but aside […]

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Could we one day see various brand hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles affixed with a discrete “Voltec Inside” badge on their flanks? Probably not, but that General Motors is willing to supply the second-generation Chevy Volt’s powertrain architecture to competitors is more certain, according to Automotive News. “We want to be the partner of choice […]

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More unofficial rumblings regarding Chevy Bolt production trickled out this week, and if they are as represented, they would fit with previous indicators that Chevrolet’s 200-mile range EV could be in dealer showrooms by end of 2016 or early 2017. In several postings made yesterday to the Chevy Volt Owners Facebook page, two people with […]

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With regards to newly revealed electrified vehicles, has 2015 been General Motors’ year to shine? Since January the Detroit-based automaker has revealed four new electrified benchmarks – one a second-generation 50-mile range extended-range EV, one a mainstream 200-mile pure EV, another an all-new 47 mpg hybrid, another a luxury over 30-mile range plug-in hybrid. Each […]

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