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Ranking as the cumulatively best-selling plug-in electrified in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt is crossing a 100,000 unit milestone. Also the first PEV to undergo a complete redesign, and now in its second generation, the extended-range EV may have quietly sold its 100,000th example this past weekend. As of June, the tally since launch was […]

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The long-awaited VLF Destino is finally seeing first deliveries to owners – with one of them being Bob Lutz. Along with being a champion of the Chevy Volt while formerly serving as General Motors’ vice chair, Lutz has been a founding partner of VLF Automotive. The Destino has come out of a partnership between Lutz, […]

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Former GM vice chair and Chevrolet Volt protagonist Bob Lutz had more statements to make about the future of Tesla Motors and its products to CBS MoneyWatch. “I’m certainly a great fan of the Model S. The Model X isn’t working too well because it doesn’t have enough roof structure, so those doors are never […]

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It may be that 200 miles per charge isn’t the barrier to break for electric vehicle mass adoption – it could be 300. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab just released a study on what U.S. consumer think about plug-in electrified vehicles. A pure electric vehicle, the study found, would need to […]

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After a hiatus from production ceased last June, the Prius plug-in hybrid is back with a new name, double-sized 8.8-kwh battery and estimated 22 miles EV range. Revealed today in New York, the Prius Prime is the second plug-in car to receive a comprehensive redesign and builds on the fourth-generation Prius hybrid’s platform. Now with […]

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January saw the break of a 2016 Chevy Volt sales streak as 2,000-per-month level sales were halved with just 996 units reported. This number was good enough to be 83.8 percent above January 2015’s year-ago sales of 542 units, but that number was around one-sixth the Volt’s all-time best month since its December 2010 launch. […]

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The U.S. alternative energy car market had its ups and downs this year but several bright spots lit the way. Our most popular stories by page-view ranking were about leading-edge cars expected on the near horizon. This may sound normal, and it is – people always like what is new and perceived significant – but […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt has risen on the U.S. EPA’s all-time fuel sipper top-10 list with 24-percent better gas-plus-electric fuel economy than the 2015 Volt and that version was already number one to begin with – with an asterisk. Asterisk: Not counted by the EPA are all-electric vehicles which are more energy efficient but more […]

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The first Chevrolet Volt known to have traveled 100,000 lifetime gas-free miles on battery power alone did so today. Belonging to Erick Belmer of Bellville Ohio, the 2012 Volt registered as “Sparkie” on Voltstats.net, a site tracking GM OnStar data, has traveled over 281,320 total miles, of which 100,000 were EV miles with no perceived […]

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Sales for the Chevy Volt were nearly on par last month with 1,980 deliveries reported compared to October’s 2,035. Of these, says GM, 86 percent are the 2016 model year being sold for now just in California and 10 states following its zero emission rules. That roughly equates to 1,700 sales last month out of […]

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