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Honda revealed yesterday at the Detroit auto show that it is adding a dedicated hybrid model to its light truck lineup in 2018. The announcement was made during the introduction of Honda’s all-new Odyssey minivan by Takahiro Hachigo, the automaker’s president and CEO. The new hybrid model – Ridgeline pickup shown, as no images are […]

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt is more than a relatively cost-effective EV, it’s also the testbed for General Motors’ self-driving technologies. Chevrolet has already been road testing 30 prototype self-driving Bolts in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Ariz., deployed by GM’s Cruise Automation subsidiary, and next move is in its home turf. That is, it will begin building […]

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The diesel-powered 2017 Cruze hatchback — Chevrolet’s first hatchback available in North America — could be become the first non-hybrid car to achieve 50 mpg on the highway. Its optional 1.6-liter tubrocharged diesel engine borrowed from the UK’s Vauxhall Astra will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Several European magazines […]

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Yesterday on the GM-Volt.com forum the general manager of Southern California-based Keyes Chevrolet posted it has received word it is getting 2017 Bolts and taking pre-orders. “Initial allocation is 78; I have 35 deposits so that leaves 43 open slots,” wrote Rick Alpern on the forum of the EV with 238 miles range, starting at […]

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Chevrolet chose to introduce the 2018 Equinox last night, the evening of the autumn equinox, and it came with a surprise — a 1.6-liter turbo diesel that Chevy estimates will achieve and estimated 40 mpg in highway driving. The compact crossover SUV segment is now the industry’s single-largest segment, and the Equinox crossover is Chevrolet’s […]

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Earlier we reported that the price for the battery electric 2017 Chevrolet Volt in base LT trim is $37,495 including destination charges. Then we found out Canadians will pay far less. The same Bolt LT has a U.S. dollar sticker price in Canada of $32,400 ($42,795 CAD) plus destination charges, bringing the total to $33,632 […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has finally tested the second-generation Chevrolet Volt. Although the Chevrolet Volt was redesigned for the 2016 model year, IIHS didn’t test it until now as part of a testing program of electric vehicles. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt earned good ratings across-the-board for crashworthiness, and its performance in the […]

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For would-be Chevy Bolt buyers there’s good news. Those rumors that have been floating around for the past couple of months that the battery-electric powered Bolt would be delayed by up to six months were just that — rumors. Chevrolet confirmed yesterday that the electric hatchback is on schedule to be launched late this year, […]

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Chevrolet’s forthcoming Bolt EV will electrify more than just North American consumers, and as expected, it’s changing its name to the Opel Ampera-e and will be unveiled at September’s Paris auto show. As you can see in the photos, the only exterior difference is the European edition gets Opel’s lightning flash insignia on the grille. […]

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Korean battery and EV component supplier LG Electronics is gearing up its assembly line this month to provide components for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt which is believed due to start regular U.S. production in October. LG’s move is its part of a contract it announced last month that was signed October 2015 with General Motors […]

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