2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

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

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One 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. Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery LifeIf not, potential buyers worry, they may be saddled with thousands of dollars of cost in years to come. The evidence on hybrids is largely positive over the last 15 years, but there's.

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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. It'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. The new Chevy Volt is smoother, faster. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

Green Car Reports

As more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. Data on the liquid-cooled battery packs of older Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt cars offers. Chevy Volt commuting plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Battery Life

Should I Buy A Used Chevy Volt Electric Car?

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The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car scores higher on owner satisfaction than any other vehicle GM has sold since it began surveying its buyers. And GM data reveals that 80 percent of all Volt trips, and two-third of all Volt miles, are covered on battery charge. Used Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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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. 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 Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. 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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

With Bolt EV concept and 2016 Volt, GM ups its ante in electric vehicle market

National Green Transportation

With lackluster sales and almost nonexistent marketing of the Chevy Volt, made some doubt GM's commitment to electrified vehicles. On Monday, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), GM unveiled both the 2nd generation Chevy

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Plug-in electric car sales for August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate

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vehicle sales last month are expected to fall overall as data rolls in, August has traditionally been a very good month for sales of plug-in electric cars. The Chevrolet Volt, for one, kept up its pace this year, with August sales of 2,081, for an eight-month total of 14,295 Volts delivered so far this year. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV While U.S.

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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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Owner's First Impressions Of Car, Range, Dealers, And More

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Along with the upcoming fourth-generation hybrid Toyota Prius, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is one of the major green-car introductions of this year. It won’t be available nationwide until next spring, but new Volts are already being delivered in California and a few other states. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Chevrolet reveals Volt production plans

Green Cars News

It is one of the most talked about vehicles in generations – but just how quickly will the Chevrolet Volt reach the average consumer? According to new information from the company, Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of 2011 with an additional 30,000 Volts to be produced during 2012.

Plug-in electric car sales for July: Bolt EV, Prime, Volt, Teslas, Leaf lead the pack

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car market that's coming off record numbers over the last couple of years, plug-in electric car sales continued strong last month. The Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM's 238-mile battery electric hatchback, set a new monthly sales record of 1,937 deliveries in its eighth month on sale—the highest number for any electric car in July. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV In a U.S.

August Electric Vehicle Meet In CA: Batteries Only (No Volts Allowed)

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This August, a group of electric vehicle drivers will travel from Mexico to Canada up the West Coast as part of the BC2BC annual all-electric vehicle rally. To celebrate, the meet will bring together electric vehicles in Long Beach, California, to form the world''s largest electric vehicle gathering. All electric cars are welcome--provided they run

Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV sales are reported. In August, Chevy delivered 2,107 Bolt EVs, the first time the car had sold more than 2,000 units in a month after entering the market in mid-December last year. Close.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite for sale in China: report (updated)

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The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market. General Motors sold the first-generation Volt under different brands in various international markets. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleSo far it hasn't continued that practice with the second-generation version, which went on sale in the U.S. earlier this year. DON'T MISS.

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. 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. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

Chevy Volt Vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV: This Volt Uses Less Gas Than Electric Car, Data Shows

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When I traded in my 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car for a 2014 Chevrolet Volt, I wrote an article with the bold prediction that I would now use less gasoline even though my new car has a gasoline engine. Fuel Economy Range-Extended Electric Vehicle There was a spirited discussion following that article and now I have some data to shed some light on which allows me to use less gas given.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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GM and LG sign electric vehicle agreement

Green Cars News

General Motors and LG Group have signed an agreement to extend their partnership in developing electric vehicles (EV), the companies announce today. Electronics giant LG and Detroit-based GM have already worked together in the development of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera range-extended EVs, with LG supplying the battery cells. Latest news develop electric vehicles GM LG

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

Green Car Reports

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. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV 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. As usual, the two highest-volume cars for which we have reported data are the.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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What does a Chevy Volt do when it runs out of gas and battery charge?

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Unlike conventional hybrids and many plug-in hybrids, the first-generation Chevrolet Volt makes extensive use of both electric and gasoline power. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids Chevy plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG

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As the fleet of modern electric cars ages, closer attention is being paid to how well these cars hold up after long-term use. The first Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars went on sale in December 2010, meaning that by now a few examples have accumulated significant mileage. If the following case is any indication, Volts should do just fine over the long. Reliability plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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

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That was likely the last time the car that became the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe won any praise. 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. After an on-again, off-again, on-again history and a launch at the breathtaking price of $75,000, the ELR.

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

Green Car Reports

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).

2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt Recall Limits Idle Time To Avert Carbon Monoxide Danger

Green Car Reports

A recall has been issued for about 64,000 Chevrolet Volt extended range electric cars from model years 2011, 2012, and 2013, due to the potential for hazardous carbon-monoxide exposure. The recall addresses an issue we wrote about more than two years ago: The Volt''s keyless entry system can allow owners to leave the car running, inadvertently, in. Green Chevy Volt Range-Extended Electric Vehicle plug-in cars

Plug-in electric car sales for May: best Bolt EV month yet, Leaf and Volt higher too

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Sales of three high-volume plug-in electric cars rose last month, with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchback logging its highest monthly total since sales began in December. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy Volt

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet''s range-extended electric vehicle, the Volt, has been on sale for more than three years now. Its sales of 58,000 units so far are still small compared to more conventional vehicles, but many people will have seen one on the road by now--and seen TV ads or information on the internet.

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2015 Chevy Volt: Big Clearance Sale Before New 2016 Model Includes $249 Lease

Green Car Reports

As General Motors prepares to start production of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, it''s doing exactly that to get its 2015. sales plug-in cars deals lease price Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Before a new model of car can go on sale, carmakers and dealers have to clear inventory of its predecessor. It''s not uncommon for carmakers to offer significant discounts on the outgoing version to clear the way for the redesign.

Plug-in electric car sales for June: Volt passes Prius Prime, Bolt EV rises again

Green Car Reports

Last month, however, the Chevrolet Volt recaptured its usual spot at the top of the plug-in sales charts for those manufacturers who report monthly sales. Chevy sold 1,745 Volts, slightly down from the May number of. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV In May, the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid was the highest-selling car with a plug in the U.S. for only the second time ever.

GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

Green Car Congress

The second-generation “Voltec” extended range electric powertrain applied in the MY2016 Chevy Volt ( earlier post ) marks a significant evolution in the electric drive technology platform from its first-generation origins. Key design goals included: Increased all-electric range.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jun: Leaf, Volt Wane After May Surge

Green Car Reports

But with half the year gone, sales of plug-in electric cars are in something of a holding pattern despite a surge last month, pending the launch of two key products. Those are the 2016 Chevy Volt. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV New cars and trucks are selling at a blistering pace in the U.S. right now, adding to a seventh consecutive year of volume growth for the industry.

Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Chevy Bolt EV

Green Car Reports

After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors CEO Mary Barra rolled out a bright orange five-door hatchback electric car. Chevy plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Chevrolet Volt owners to pick up free home charging stations

Green Cars News

The first buyers of the Chevrolet Volt extended range vehicle will be able to pick up one of 4,400 free home charging stations, according to General Motors. Volt owners will be boosted by a 240V charge station from either ECOtality of Coulomb Technologies with the cost of home installation also expected to be included in many [.].

Chevrolet Volt continues to be top seller for plug-in vehicles

Green Cars News

When it comes to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, there is one clear frontrunner when it comes to early sales. The Chevrolet Volt (pictured) is once again the top selling plug-in vehicle in the USA, according to official statistics for October.

Who sold 10,000 plug-in vehicles last month? (Not Tesla, Nissan, or Chevy)

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When consumers think of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, most likely conjure thoughts of Tesla, or perhaps Nissan with its Leaf and Chevrolet with its Volt and Bolt EV. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV However, none of those three brands managed to sell 10,000 plug-in cars during the month of September. That sales honor belongs to BMW, which announced sales of its i3.

Electric-car leases in California: Leaf, Volt, Focus vs Clarity

Green Car Reports

The state of California is undeniably the United States' premier market for electric vehicles. It's also a market where automakers actually need to sell certain volumes of zero-emission cars, which means some of the nation's best lease deals on electric cars can be found in the Golden State. There are plenty of electrified vehicles to choose from. car buying California Leasing plug-in cars deals Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lease price