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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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Launched in December 2010, the Chevrolet Volt fleet has driven more than 1 billion total miles, with close to two-thirds of this without using gasoline in all-electric mode. The Volt’s Web site ticker keeps track based on most, but not all, of the cars’ data via OnStar, and to date close to 33 million gallons […]

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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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