Chevrolet reveals Volt production plans

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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.

First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precursor to 4-seat extended range version

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will be a training and general aviation aircraft which will also have a combustion engine within the fuselage to provide an extended range or endurance. An on-board 24 Volt electrical network supplies the avionics and the radios via a converter.

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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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GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Roland Matthé, GM technical manager for the Voltec battery system, provided an overview of GM’s views on the requirements and challenges for batteries specifically for extended range electric vehicles—i.e., Pure battery-electric range. Total range. >

Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

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The Volt drive unit combines two motors and three clutches to deliver four distinct operating modes to maximize efficiency and provide a seamless driving experience. The Volt could also be called a plug-in series hybrid, depending upon your taxonomic preference.).

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

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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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Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

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Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They recently reached a significant collective milestone: more than half a billion electric miles. ALSO SEE: Jay Z Now Owns A Murdered-Out Tesla Model S (Apparently) The total is

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

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The Chevrolet Volt (pictured) is once again the top selling plug-in vehicle in the USA, according to official statistics for October. During the month it broke its own sales record delivering 2,961 Volt extended range [.].

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

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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.

2011-2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchbacks Struts To Be Replaced For 'Customer Satisfaction'

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General Motors is recalling certain 2011 through 2014 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars, but only as a matter of "customer satisfaction." DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Volt: 50-Mile Range, 41 MPG, Five In the affected cars, the struts that hold the rear hatch open can weaken and detach, causing the hatch to close by itself unexpectedly.

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

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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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Mother-Daughter Team Installs Battery Packs In Chevy Volt Electric Cars

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While one mother is taking today off as a weekend, tomorrow she and her daughter will likely don their work clothes and head back to the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR extended-range electric cars. Do your Mother''s Day plans involve safety glasses and hydraulic lifts?

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2016 Chevy Volt Preview, BMW Says 'No' To Tesla, Low Gas Prices: Today's Car News

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We start off the final month of 2014 with updates on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, BMW''s response to Elon Musk''s talk of a possible collaboration with Tesla, and the possibility of even lower gas prices. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2015 BMW i3 gets a handful of updates, including standard DC fast-charging

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Volt Owners Speak Up, Say It's Safe, Rave About Their Electric Cars

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It's been a tough few weeks of publicity for the Chevrolet Volt, the extended-range electric car that's the green halo vehicle at General Motors. Now, despite sales below GM's announced target and an NHTSA inquiry into fires in the lithium-ion battery pack several weeks after they were involved in destructive crash tests, Volt owners are fighting

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Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, Range Rover Diesel, CES 2015 Trends: Today's Car News

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See our first reports on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, Chevy Bolt electric concept, and two new diesel Range Rover models, and be sure to check back for the latest news. We''re on the ground at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show this week to bring you the latest green-car news.

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GM will focus its electrification strategy on light electrification, extended range, and battery-electric vehicle technologies; major focus on the plug; preview of the Spark EV

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GM will focus its vehicle electrification efforts on three main technologies: light electrification, currently manifested in the eAssist systems; extended range electric vehicles (EREVs) such as the Chevrolet Volt; and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), such as the soon-to-be-introduced Spark EV.

Our Semi-Exclusive Interview With The Volt Gun-Rack Guy

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One such problem was the lack of an available gun rack for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, a problem recently brought to light by none other than Newt John McDole is the kind of a guy you want to have as a neighbor. A software engineer by trade, John is used to finding solutions to problems that leave others scratching their heads.

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Chevrolet Volt owners to pick up free home charging stations

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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 [.].

If You Want To Attack The Volt, Try To Get Your Math Right

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Few things seem to set off a certain part of the political spectrum like the Chevrolet Volt, the extended-range electric car from General Motors. It's been on sale exactly one year, so we think it's rather too early to deem the Volt a success or a failure, though that hasn't stopped its critics. When criticizing anything, however--the Volt

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt: More Electric Than Car?

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Despite what GM wanted you to think when it first launched its brand new 2011 Chevrolet Volt, its four-seat extended range electric car or plug-in hybrid does consume gasoline. But it turns out that despite the protestations of dyed-in-the-wool electric vehicle advocates, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt isn’t just another gas-guzzler.

2nd-life Chevrolet Volt batteries help power new IT building

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GM is using five used battery packs from Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars to help power the new General Motors Enterprise Data Center at the Milford Proving Ground.

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Diesel Car Guide, 2016 Mercedes GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2016 Chevy Volt Terminology: Today's Car News

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Today, we''ve got our updated Diesel Car Guide, first details on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid, and an explanation of why we''re calling the 2016 Chevrolet Volt a plug-in hybrid and not an extended-range electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out the first images and details of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e. Today in Car News

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Chevy Volt No Good Because You Have To Rearrange Your Garage?

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After a rough period last year, the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car has settled down and is now the best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. General Motors is continuing a program, launched a year ago, that makes Volts available for loan both to interested buyers and members of the media--even those who don't usually cover the car industry

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle. Chevy’s Volt is the only extended-range electric vehicle on the market

2016 Chevrolet Volt EPA-rated at 53 miles all-electric range

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The Chevrolet Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system ( earlier post ) delivers 53 miles (85 km) of all-electric range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40% improvement over the first-generation Volt, and a 6% boost over the projected 50-mile (80 km) AER estimated at the new Volt’s unveiling in January. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80% of their trips, according to GM.

2011 Chevrolet Volt Drive Review: Five Things We Like

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We're going to have a lot of 2011 Chevrolet Volt coverage this week, as we round up our impressions on the five days and hundreds of miles we've racked up on GM's first extended-range electric vehicle. We'll do a full drive report later on, but first, a few quick hits about the things we like in the Volt (here), the things that puzzle us, and the

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Cadillac Converj extended range EV concept officially headed for production

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GM announced that the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle concept ( earlier post ) is moving forward as a production car that will be called the Cadillac ELR. The Cadillac ELR will feature a Chevy Volt-like electric propulsion system comprising a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator. Reviews Chevy Volt in Extended-Range Mode

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Several first drives of the Chevy Volt in extended range mode have begun to emerge. Dennis is at least partially credited for the hype surrounding the Volt and GM's The vehicle is less than a year away from production and many are eagerly awaiting its arrival. One journalist, Lyle Dennis of displays his eagerness for all to see.

GM tweaks battery materials, pack size, SOC window to increase 2013 Chevrolet Volt EV range to 38 miles

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The all-electric vehicle range of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt will increase by three miles from the 2012 model to be 38 miles on a single charge. The miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel economy will increase from 94 miles to 98 miles and the total range, including extended range operation, will be 380 miles. In addition, the total storage capacity of the Volt battery has been increased from 16 kWh of energy to 16.5

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European pricing for Opel Ampera revealed

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The Chevrolet Volt is about to hit the roads in the US… and now more details have been revealed about its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera. The vehicle will go on sale for €42,900 – including national VAT – with Opel already taking reservations for the extended range vehicle. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Vauxhall Chevrolet Volt Opel Opel Ampera Opel Ampera details Opel Ampera pricing Vauxhall Ampera

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Cadillac extended range electric vehicle ELR to be built at Detroit-Hamtramck

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GM will build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. Detroit-Hamtramck is home to the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt extended-range electric vehicles. Extended-range electric vehicles are exported to 21 countries from the plant.

Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

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Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video

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Why The 2011 Chevrolet Volt Encourages The Use Of Gasoline

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt may be an extended-range electric car--or a plug-in hybrid, take your pick--but it's designed to promote the use of gasoline. In the case of owners who have short daily commutes and plug in their cars regularly to recharge at night, the Volt’s 25-to-40-mile range may be all they need each Well, older gasoline, anyway.

How Much More Does It Cost To Repair A Crashed Chevy Volt?

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Extended range electric automobiles like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt are at the cutting edge of automotive technology. When something goes wrong, there are often twice as many systems to consider, which can make repairs more complex than with a conventional gasoline powered or or a battery-electric car. Take crash repairs for example. As Kicking Tires

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GM outlines further steps on battery safety, customer satisfaction initiatives for the Volt; the importance of de-powering the battery after a severe crash

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General Motors today announced initiatives for customer satisfaction and outlined its steps in battery safety research to ensure ongoing confidence in the safety of Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a formal safety defect investigation to assess the risk of a battery-related fire in Chevy Volts that have been involved in a serious crash. This isn’t just a Volt issue.

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GM reveals Chevrolet Volt pricing and details

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It seems like we have been talking about the Chevrolet Volt for years here at – but now it is edging closer to its debut and General Motors has released some vital information about the vehicle. The extended range electric vehicle will have a starting MSRP of $41,000 and after the Federal income tax [.].

Chevy Volt To Qualify For California HOV-Lane Access In 2012

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Chevrolet announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that its Volt extended-range electric car will qualify for solo access to California's HOV lanes, a feature deeply desired by many of the state's car buyers. A 'Low Emissions Package' will be fitted as standard equipment to all Volts sold in the Golden State starting "early next year."

Consumer Reports Verdict: 2014 Cadillac ELR 'Priced Out Of Its League'

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car is based on the Voltec system used in the Chevrolet Volt, but costs more than twice as much. A Cadillac badge is only worth so much. And Consumer Reports thinks it''s just not worth it. In its first assessment of the car, magazine''s testers wrote that they suffered from sticker shock. Consumer

Cadillac targets driving dynamics with plug-in hybrid

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It has been described as an upscale version of the Chevrolet Volt, and now more details have been revealed about the Cadillac ELR (pictured). The extended range electric luxury car will be placing a firm emphasis on driving dynamics, according to the company.

Even A 3000-MPG Chevy Volt Has To Turn On The Engine Sometimes

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As Chevrolet very often point outs in marketing its 2011 Volt extended-range electric car, more than 70 percent of U.S. That means that if you recharge a Volt every night, and cover less than that distance daily, your car might never, ever need to switch on its range-extending gasoline engine to generate vehicles cover less than 40 miles a day.