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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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Chevrolet has redesigned the Spark city car for 2016. Based on a brand new architecture, the 2016 version of this city car will have a slightly longer wheelbase, and an overall height about 1.6 inches lower than the current model. The lower profile reduces aerodynamic drag to help improve efficiency, stated Chevy. “At its core, […]

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VIA Motors has started production of its 2015 models of electrified trucks. Bob Lutz announced on Tuesday the 2015 production launch of the for now fleet-only VIA Electrified 4WD Chevy Silverado and Chevy Express cargo and passenger vans at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, is […]

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GM has been teasing us with one tiny detail after another for the 2016 Chevy Volt as it gears up for the car’s official release next month in Detroit. Its latest revealed tidbit doesn’t highlight the car’s new regen on demand system or electric range, but focuses on a different talent. This video shows the […]

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Chevrolet unveiled two future aspects of its new midsize Colorado pickup: a ZR2 package, but mostly a diesel engine. In introducing the Colorado ZR2 concept at the Los Angeles motor show, Chevrolet unveiled a vision of how it could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level while also showcasing the upcoming […]

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