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When counting the number of automakers that currently offer plug-in hybrids for sale in the U.S., one could view the glass as half empty or half full. Half-empty portrayals have said progress has come slower than some anticipated since 2011 when the new powertrain type began with one model – the extended-range Chevrolet Volt. The […]

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When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was developed from 2007-2011, GM prided itself on its “transparency” but today it posted a press release touting how it conceals the development of that plug-in car’s successor. “The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets,” said Chevrolet communications in reference to its […]

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A report has it that Opel will cease offering the Ampera after next year’s redesign of the Chevrolet Volt upon which the Ampera is based. Following abysmal sales, the word given by two “people familiar with the matter” to Automotive News Europe confirms again 2016 is the year for the next-gen Volt, but the Ampera […]

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Updates to the 2015 Chevy Volt include minor things like interior and exterior color choices, WiFi connectivity, and … an unannounced upgrade to the propulsion battery to 17.1 kilowatt-hours – up from 16.5. The extended-range electric Volt was launched December 2010 as a 2011 model with a 16.0-kwh pack rated at 35 miles electric range, […]

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A UC Davis study published in April showed that a good third to almost 60 percent of California plug-in vehicle (PEV) purchases are primarily motivated by solo access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes – which can become congested at times. California is the leader in PEV acceptance, and policymakers adopting a carrot-and-stick approach of […]

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Amidst talks of recalls and settlements, General Motors posted its best June earnings since 2007, and of these, sold 1,777 Chevy Volts. That put the carmaker down 34.1 percent compared to June 2013, and contrasts with Nissan’s Leaf being up 5.5 percent for the same period. The Volt has been holding steady at this lower […]

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If you could have your wish, what would you like to see General Motors do to make the next Chevrolet Volt better? According to the automaker which recently polled its owners, the top requests are a lower price, a fifth seat space in back, and longer all-electric range. GM has begun shipping 2015 Volts but […]

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Today Chevrolet announced the fleet of monitored Volts on the road since its December 2010 launch has crossed the half-billion mile mark for EV miles. The Volt is an “extended-range electric vehicle” that works – for the most part – like an all-electric car as long as the battery has sufficient charge, and the trick […]

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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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The Chevrolet Volt’s popularity has been hit or miss, but what would it take to make it the solution it was originally meant to be? We may find out next year whether GM makes it a “game changer” as intended from its December 2010 launch, or whether it will remain a minority player. Last week […]

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