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At the year’s half-way mark, the Volt is maintaining a 1,240-unit lead over the Toyota Prius Prime in U.S. sales. June saw 1,745 Volts delivered for a total 10,932 for the year. The Prime in the same month saw 1,619, and the car which had been rolling out this spring tallies at 9,692. The Volt’s […]

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The Chevy Volt is America’s best-selling plug-in gas-electric car but as sales this year of Toyota’s new Prius Prime are improving, which would make better sense for you? If that most-telling measure – consumer purchases – is any indicator, the Volt is still ahead in the U.S. plug-in hybrid popularity contest, but not by much. […]

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This week Workhorse Group announced it had lassoed some utilities for its four-wheel-drive truck. At least three electric utilities — Duke Energy, Portland General Electric and Southern California Public Power Authority — among others have signed a letter of intent for what would likely lead to fleet commitments of 2,150 pickups when available. This suggests […]

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Want to drive tailpipe emission free in an electric vehicle? Chevrolet has the car for you – the Volt. Or, rather, the Bolt. OK, either one could work, but which is a better way to go? Aside from the names that are confusingly similar even for well-spoken Americans, and which can give speakers of other […]

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It’s a neat experience driving a quiet, smooth, high-tech pure electric car, and Chevrolet’s 2017 Volt provides this with no range or refueling drawbacks. Uniquely, the car acts as a pure EV for all intents and purposes, but once its range – EPA-rated at 53 miles combined – runs out, it morphs into a 42 mpg hybrid […]

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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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Some have hoped the revised Chevrolet Volt’s sales would break through a glass ceiling this year, but with 2016 nearing the halfway point, indicators are it will be fortunate to exceed the original Volt’s best sales year in 2012. The first-generation extended-range electric Volt was launched late 2010 for model year 2011 and sold just […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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The 2016 Cadillac ELR won’t out-sprint a Tesla Model S, but General Motors’ now-quicker luxury 2+2 makes it another kind of upscale alternative to the Chevy Volt. With gasoline assist, the compact coupe using an upgrade to the 2015 Volt’s powertrain can now hustle to a respectable 6.4-second 0-60 time, and somewhere in the 7s […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt and 2016 Toyota Prius are alike in some ways, unalike in others, but which one would make the most sense for you? To answer that question, stop and ask what are you trying to accomplish? Both cars in this East-meets-West matchup are presented as solutions that approach a problem from very […]

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