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The big news from General Motors today is sales are up, trucks and SUVs are leading the way – and the Volt is hanging on until the 2016 replacement begins deliveries in a couple months from now. Specifically, 2015 Volt sales were 1,225 units, down 31.1 percent from 1,777 sold in June 2014, and below […]

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If we showed you an independent research source that reveals how a $32,500 Chevy Volt earns back the difference and then saves you $6,000 in five years ownership time compared to a $21,400 Chevy Cruze, would you be interested? Before we get to that, if you’re just beginning to look into alternative energy vehicles, a […]

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Ed. Note: At this stage of electrified vehicle development, while some consumers do purchase, a large proportion also lease for various reasons including to avoid liability of ownership for cars that are rapidly changing. This does not necessarily mean leasing is purely better, and following is one retired engineer’s account of his experience. My 2012 […]

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The current generation Chevrolet Volt is going through a serious sales slump, selling 2,779 units during the first four months the year and leaving 6,000 unsold cars sitting at dealer lots. That represents a massive 46 percent drop compared to last years first quarter sales numbers. That leaves an outstanding number of unsold cars just […]

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GM has admitted that it won’t hit its electrified vehicle sales goals. The brand was aiming to have 500,000 vehicles that use electrification of some sort in the hands of customers by 2017, but as of the end of 2014, just 180,834 were sold. That is an increase of about 30,000 GM electrified car sales […]

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KBB.com has compiled a list of the ten best green cars for 2015 and placed for the second year in a row the BMW i3 at the top of its ranking. Each year the KBB.com editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price […]

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Gasoline might be inexpensive these days but plug-in cars are still increasing global market share. Comprised of all-electric and plug-in hybrids, and generally known as plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), the global stock crested past 712,000 cumulative sales through December 2014 and is still accelerating. Among nationwide markets, the U.S. is by far the largest PEV […]

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As the January 12 Detroit revelation of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt draws near, people are wondering whether the first plug-in car to be fully redesigned for a second generation will remain a limited-market niche product. General Motors’ Mark Reuss has twice said in teaser videos Chevrolet will attract customers it never did before with the […]

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Today General Motors revealed the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt will receive a substantially improved Voltec powertrain providing better efficiency and performance. The system pioneered in the first-generation Volt introduced December 2010 has been entirely re-thought, and updates have been made to improve battery chemistry, T-pack configuration, electric drive components and range-extending gas-powered generator. A higher […]

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Having started from zero last decade, global acceptance of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVS) is speeding up and in just the past four months the number grew by 20 percent to 600,000 vehicles sold. This counts only the top-10 countries and their purchases of primarily passenger-oriented, highway legal plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles. Of these around […]

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