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2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

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They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's best-known, and best-selling, hybrid car. Videos Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive: Plug-In Hybrid Home Run

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The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is just about here, and it builds on all of its predecessor's virtues while resolving most of that car's vices. The new Chevy Volt is smoother, faster. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleIt's got a lot more electric range--53 miles--and at 42 miles per gallon, it's more fuel-efficient on those rare occasions when the range-extending engine comes on.

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Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives

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Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Last month, sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car actually increased over last year's comparable number, while those of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid soared. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (updated)

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sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to reach 100,000 units, and Chevy's justified in celebrating the occasion with a press release and a bit of fanfare. Both the Volt and the Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback went. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Last year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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Plug-in electric car sales for Feb: Volt outsells Prius Prime, Bolt EV, Leaf

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For plug-in electric cars, the question this month remains the same as last month: how many Chevrolet Bolt EVs did GM deliver? sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Once again, it's the first day of the month following a weekday sales close, when the auto industry turns its eyes to the sales charts emerging from all automakers (except Tesla).

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

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By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds

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While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July. Last month's sales data is now arriving, and it looks like the lack of new and exciting plug-in vehicles, plus buyers' continuing infatuation with SUVs, have kept plug-in sales substantially below last year's. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

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By virtually all accounts, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt is a handsome, enjoyable, efficient, and comfortable plug-in hybrid hatchback. But as we wrote last summer, "We worry most about GM's ability to explain what the Volt is, why. Marketing Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in carsThis site named it our Best Car To Buy for 2016, and it's won plaudits from reviewers across the spectrum.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Volt Strong, But Leaf, i3 Decline

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Sales of plug-in electric cars generally fall off a bit as the weather gets colder, and it's the same this year, with November sales slightly down on those of October. The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt continued strong, even though it's on sale only in California and a few other states, but weakness in the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 was stronger. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

Is Chevy Actually Testing New Marketing For The 2016 Volt?

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The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid keeps and expands on all the good points of the first-generation Volt, while fixing a number of the old car's quirks. As we wrote in September, "The new Volt's a great car, and brings practical electric drive to U.S. Marketing sales Plug-In Hybrids dealers Chevy Volt plug-in cars dealerships Test drive

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How GM plans to market Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, Bolt EV electric car

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Hybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone. But explaining plug-in hybrids to car buyers at large—it's a hybrid, but it also plugs in, but only for double-digit range—has proven to be very hard. As GM starts to sell its 2017 Volt nationally, and. Green Auto Show Chevy Volt GM General Motors Marketing plug-in cars

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

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As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM''s second-generation Voltec hybrid system. kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt

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Chevrolet Volt: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2016

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The latest version improves on it in pretty much every dimension. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyEvery year, Green Car Reports picks a new car or model line that we feel is the best green car for that new model year. This year, we picked a car that's the all-new version of one that was revolutionary when it was introduced several years ago. This year, the Green Car Reports Best.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge

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As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars traditionally rise from their winter levels. DON'T MISS: Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total? sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance carSales during the months of May through August are usually among the highest of the year, and at least for May, that rule is holding as strongly for 2015 as it did last year.

Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates

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After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as April results come in today and tomorrow, last month's pace seems to be robust as well. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

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Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Shortly after that, in his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million such cars on U.S. sales New car sales plug-in cars

Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: Bolt EV launches; Leaf, Volt rise

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As sales results trickle in from automakers throughout the day, industry analysts will be waiting to see whether enough buyers signed on the line to make 2016 a new record sales year. Among cars with plugs, however, the trend was clearly up—and December saw the first sales of the long-awaited 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 238-mile. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

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When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. General Motors Batteries Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Bolt That''s not something General Motors recognizes as an issue, though. It plans to to forge ahead with an expansion of its electrified-vehicle range, regardless of how low oil prices get. DON''T MISS.

GM Will Make Autonomous Versions Of The 2017 Chevrolet Volt

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Beginning in late fall 2016, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Warren Technical Center campus of General Motors [NYSE:GM], in Michigan, you might your shuttle quite intriguing: a 2017 Chevrolet Volt, driving itself. The automaker plans to deploy a fleet of Volt extended range electric cars to drive people autonomously within the campus. Plug-In Hybrids Volt plug-in cars

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010

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For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three years, the Nissan Leaf''s total U.S. sales surpassed those of the Chevrolet Volt. With March deliveries of 1,817 Leafs, compared to 639 Volts, the Leaf surged past the Volt to a.

How Much Do Plug-In Hybrids Plug In? Volt Has Most Electric Miles, Data Shows

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It's one of the big unknowns about plug-in hybrids: How much do they actually get plugged in? Battery-electric cars have to plug in to remain usable, but plug-in hybrids and range-extended electric vehicles don't. And while some makers--most notably Chevrolet and Ford--happily release data showing that their drivers plug in more than expected. Plug-In Hybrids Department of Energy U.S.

Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

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Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. But which carmaker sold the most cars with plugs last year, worldwide? Green BYD BYD Qin BYD Tang BYD e6 China New Energy Vehicle New car sales plug-in cars salesnew-car deliveries. With about 200,000 sold, the Leaf is the world's most popular electric car.

2016 Toyota Prius Vs 2016 Chevrolet Volt: Video Test

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They're both green-car leaders--in the public eye and in EPA energy-efficiency ratings. But the new 2016 Toyota Prius and 2016 Chevrolet Volt take very different approaches to delivering that efficiency. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in carsThe newest Prius is the latest generation of the world's best-known, and best-selling, hybrid car. It's lower and less slab-sided than the last.

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Why Can't Other Plug-In Hybrids Copy Chevy Volt's All-Electric Running?

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The distinguishing feature of the Chevrolet Volt has always been that as long as it has charge left in its battery, it runs solely on electricity. The gasoline engine doesn''t switch on even under maximum acceleration (except in certain cold-weather situations, to provide heat for the cabin and battery). The new 2016 Chevy Volt maintains that. Green Electric motor Plug-In Hybrids Voltec battery capacity plug-in cars

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

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The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs are depleted, unlike other plug-in hybrids which switch on their engines under maximum power demand. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i3 REx

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

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The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. General Motors, on the other hand, has now built roughly 100,000 Chevrolet Volt. Manufacturing General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM costs Voltec plug-in carsToyota is now nearing 9 million hybrids produced, over almost 20 years--but it builds 10 million cars a year.

Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

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If not, potential buyers worry, they may be saddled with thousands of dollars of cost in years to come. Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery LifeOne of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. The evidence on hybrids is largely positive over the last 15 years, but there's.

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IIHS names 2017 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+

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In the most recent round of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid performed quite well. The institute designated this year's Volt a "Top Safety Pick+"—the highest rating available.

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Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award. Green Biofuels Carbon Footprint alternative fuel vehicles e85 ethanol flex fuel plug-in carsIt's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a significantly longer all-electric range of 53 miles. It is not, however, certified to use E85, the fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol, and so it's not classified as a.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Jan 2017: Volt on top again

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The Chevrolet Volt continued its reign on top of the Canadian electric-vehicle sales charts for the tenth consecutive month in January. The plug-in hybrid Volt's 256 sales obliterated the prior January record of 99 Tesla Model Ses from two years ago this month. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsChevy Bolt EV sales began at the end of last month as well, contributing another 6.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2016: volte-face for the Volt

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Paced by the Chevrolet Volt, Canada may have had its first-ever month in which 1,000 plug-in electric vehicle were sold. Volt sales continued to soar in Canada during June, with GM's electric flagship topping 300 for the first time. Factoring in population ratios, this would be roughly equivalent to a 3,000-sale month in the United States, a feat. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid To Be Imported From China To U.S.

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Of the three vehicles using GM's newest hybrid system, we know rather less about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid than we do about either the Chevrolet Volt or the Chevy Malibu Hybrid. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars New Energy VehicleBut with first media drives of the conventional CT6 now published, we know a bit more than we did before. For one thing, while the various gasoline versions of.

2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was officially unveiled at January''s Detroit Auto Show, so there won''t be a lot of focus on the new plug-in hybrid with the 50-mile range at this week''s New York Auto Show. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing Chevy Volt plug-in cars Prices

High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned

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Plug-in electric vehicle pioneers perennially proclaim that the electric driving experience is as pleasant as the dealership experience isn't. Recently the organizers of the EV2015VE electric vehicle conference in Canada invited Quebec-based Bourgeois Chevrolet, a two-time award winner for its plug-in car sales. sales Canada dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in cars

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Cadillac ELR A 'Disappointment,' Plug-In Hybrids For Most Models: Marketing Chief

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sales Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleWhen it was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Converj concept was widely lauded for its looks. That was likely the last time the car that became the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe won any praise. After an on-again, off-again, on-again history and a launch at the breathtaking price of $75,000, the ELR.

2017 Chevrolet Volt Details Emerge: More Features, Same Price

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The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt is now in showrooms, but only in certain regions. Chevy is limiting second-generation Volt sales to California and other states friendly to plug-in electric cars for the time being, but will roll the car out nationwide early next year. The 2016 Volt will have a shortened model year, making way for the 2017 Volt's. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy plug-in cars

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Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

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Sales of plug-in electric cars were essentially flat in the U.S. Part of that is due to product cadence: the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S, two of the top-selling cars in previous years, are now relatively old vehicles. The Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid is only in its. plug-in cars Pollslast year compared to 2014, and this year isn't necessarily going to be much better.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm?

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But in the lower-volume world of plug-in electric cars, model cycles remain the driving factor. The first-generation Chevy Volt has been on a long sell-down, and next. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With the U.S. Labor Day holiday falling well into September this year, auto-industry analysts have expected new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might otherwise be.

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

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During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. The new model helped Chevrolet sell 203 Volts in Canada in October, well above the 126 sold in September and good enough for its third sales crown in four months. It was the Volt's. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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