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To date Chevrolet has accepted zero pre-orders for its 2017 Bolt EV, it makes no attempt to one-up fashionable German sedans, but it does have a few things going for it. One is the purpose-built electric car will be for sale and in production at the end of this year – a year-and-a-half or more […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt edged out plug-in offerings by Tesla, BMW, as well as Toyota’s new hybrid Prius and fuel-cell Mirai as the New York Daily News’ “Green Machine of the Year.” “Does the best eco-friendly vehicle wear a Chevrolet ‘bowtie’ badge on its grille?” poses the publication while implicitly observing Chevrolet is a bread-and-butter […]

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With winter in its last grasp, and summer right around the corner, electrified car shoppers may want a car as capable of traveling across country as it is of making it across town. Of course an informed buying decision should also factor day in, day out operation, utility, long-term reliability, and more. However, if you’re […]

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Having started sales last October in just 11 states as a 2016 model, the second-generation Chevy Volt last month transitioned to a 2017 model and all 50 states are able to get the car. One of the original plug-in electrified cars of this present li-ion battery based era, pent up demand last fall saw sales […]

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As Chevrolet is in process of an early changeover to model-year 2017, the Volt last month sold 1,126 units. Its sales were up 62.5 percent over February 2015’s 693, and also a notch over January 2016’s 996. Even with 29 days in a leap year, February is the shortest month of the year, but aside […]

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A father, mother and teenage son were killed at a known-hazardous section of road Saturday in their Chevy Volt on the way to a school play in Bethesda, Md. The deceased are Michael Buarque De Macedo, 52, Alessandra M. Buarque De Macedo, 53, and Thomas Michael Buarque De Macedo, 17. Surviving the tragedy with life-threatening […]

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While critics of consumer plug-in car incentives have been known to bandy charges of “taxpayer dollars” funding the cost-intensive technology, no such complaint may be levied against Rhode Island. That’s not necessarily because the state is a bastion of conservative politics and shuns such profligate expenditures, but rather that it elegantly started an incentive program […]

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Did you ever wonder why carmakers make several plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) targeted just for California? A big reason is its Air Resources Board swings a heavy stick, influencing other states’ regulations in the process, and federal rules are driving things as well, but any way you slice it, California is America’s capital of plug-in […]

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Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far. What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the […]

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A “homegrown advertisement” has been posted by one Chevy Volt supporter quite unlike anything Chevrolet has yet to do. The description for the 1:39 spot titled “Straight Outa the Grid” says it is is “made with iMovie on iPhone 6plus. Can you dig it?” While articles have come out politely questioning the effectiveness of Chevrolet’s […]

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