Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

Green Car Congress

The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt. Bottom: 2017 Chevrolet Volt.

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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

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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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Survey: Americans losing interest in electric vehicles

Green Cars News

There has been a fundamental decline in interest in plug-in electric vehicles between 2011 and 2012, according to a new survey. Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt electric cars electric vehicles green cars plug-in electric vehicles plug-in hybrid

Should I Buy A Used Chevy Volt Electric Car?

Green Car Reports

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 Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

Green Car Reports

A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. The November Volt sales are more than the 536. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The achievement is even more impressive considering Canadian car sales dropped by 15 percent between the two months, as the industry enters its slow season.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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WashPost: Volt Caused GM's woes

Plugs and Cars

Here are some gems from his screed against the Volt, and electric cars in general, in today's paper: "GM wouldn't be in quite so deep a hole if it had not sunk a billion dollars, and much of its corporate reputation, into a not-very-realistic plug-in electric hybrid vehicle known as the Chevrolet Volt." Unless and until gas prices shoot up, you'd be crazy to buy one of these much-ballyhooed vehicles." "To

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GM appoints Pamela Fletcher to position of Vice President – Global Electric Vehicle Programs

Green Car Congress

GM is appointing Pamela Fletcher to the newly created position of vice president, Global Electric Vehicle Programs. For more than a decade, Fletcher has been in leadership roles supporting the engineering of GM’s electric vehicle and self-driving technologies, most recently as executive chief engineer for Electrified Vehicles and New Technologies. She will report to Doug Parks, vice president, Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Sept: Volt steady, Leaf higher

Green Car Reports

Sales of plug-in electric cars in September chugged along steadily, with consistent sales from the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid and a stronger number for the Nissan Leaf battery-electric car. Chevrolet logged 2,031 deliveries of its Volt hatchback, likely now almost all the new second-generation model, raising the year-to-date total to 16,326. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a plug-in hybrid as others insisted equally forcefully? GM''s goal in calling the Volt a "range-extended electric" car was to underscore its battery range, which for several years. Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrids Range-Extended Electric Vehicle plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

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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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

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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.

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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

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Imagine the Volt

Plugs and Cars

Seventeen years ago GM could imagine, and then produce, an electric car. to what a contemporary produceable electric vehicle would look like and how it would perform if we were to build such a vehicle." The video makes quite plain the societal and personal benefits of electric cars, and how GM actually met the challenge. Tags: GM electric car john zwerner chevy volt alec brooks

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. UPDATE:Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use.

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GM reveals electric vehicle plans

Green Cars News

Earlier this week, we told you how General Motors CEO Dan Akerson was excited about the success of the Chevrolet Volt and the dawning of an electric vehicle age (see article) and now we can reveal the company’s plans for more electric vehicles. GM is preparing to launch two more extended range electric vehicles and [.].

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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GM Volts Ahead

Plug In Partners

Here is part of the story from the Flint Journal Detroit shocker: GM unveils plug-in hybrid - and plans to build it The Flint Journal Sunday, January 07, 2007 By Todd Seibttseibt DETROIT - General Motors unveils a shocking concept car today: the Chevrolet VOLT. The Chevy Volt.

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The 60,000 Volt Question

Plug In Partners

could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market. GM Product Chief Bob Lutz is quoted in various newspapers saying he wanted to get prototypes of the Volt ready for road tests next year , and ready for sale in 2010.

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New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). Organized by Robert Wagner and Scott Curran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hugh Blaxill of Mahle Powertrain, “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles” will include sessions on policy and regulation driving the design and implementation of prime movers for REX applications; unique and advanced prime movers (e.g.,

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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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Green Car Reports

More specifically, GM delivered 2,781 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to buyers during October, a new high for its 238-mile electric car, and the highest reported sales of any plug-in electric vehicle last month. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Chevy did it again.

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

Green Car Reports

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 August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles

Revenge of the Electric Car

One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles. From the USA Today Article: One out of four consumers say they would be willing to consider a plug-in electric car next time they are shopping for a new vehicle, Consumer Reports says one of its polls found. One out of four consumers say they would be willing to consider a plug-in electric car next time they are shopping for a new vehicle, Consumer Reports says one of its polls found.

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Chevy Launches New Site for Volt

DIY Electric Car

Chevrolet recently launched an information and social networking site for their upcoming Electric Vehicle, the Volt. The site is full of photos of the vehicle and videos on the manufacturing process and technical aspects of the vehicle. It seems to be just getting started but looks to be the best way (besides DIY Electric Car, of course), to get current information on the Volt.

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Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself. Coulomb offers a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Should we buy a Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt EV, or Volt?

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review Our needs and. Buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Buying Advice Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure new carsIt's now time to shop for a new car for my wife, as her wonderful 2006 Toyota Prius has 144,000 miles and we're ready for something new. So I thought I might throw the question out to Green Car Reports readers. What car should replace our 2006 Prius hybrid?

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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).

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Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt vs Prime neck-and-neck, Bolt EV just misses 3K

Green Car Reports

In this case, "it" would be selling 3,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars in a single month: the delivery total reported last month was 2,987. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Chevy didn't quite pull it off in November, but it could well happen this month in a burst of end-of-year sales. That brings year-to-date Bolt EV sales to 20,070, although the car wasn't on sale throughout.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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