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.

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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.).

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Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. The EREV technology, proven in the Chevrolet Volt, is uniquely tuned for Cadillac in the ELR; the powertrain delivers 295 lb-ft of torque (400 N·m)—about 12% more than the 3.6L The 2012 Chevrolet Volt produces 273 lb-ft/370 N·m.). gasoline-powered range-extender generator.

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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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.

Audi A1 e-tron: Extended Range Electric Vehicle for City Driving

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The four-passenger, two-door mega city vehicle (MCV) car can drive 50 kilometers (31 miles) emission-free in city traffic on its 12 kWh battery pack before the range extender kicks in. A fully depleted battery can be recharged in approximately three hours from the 380 volt grid.

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 TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk – 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 [.].

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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Opel and Europcar have agreed to introduce the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle ( earlier post ) as a rental car throughout Europe. The market introduction of the Opel Ampera (the European cousin of the Chevy Volt) is due by the end of 2011. Trained Europcar employees will explain a range of topics including battery charging, the range extender, as well as other special functions and features such as the energy consumption and energy efficiency displays.

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.

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Our First Drive of the 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. The vehicle is less than a year away from production and many are eagerly awaiting its arrival. Our editor in chief Lyle Dennis, also the founder of GM-Volt.com, displays his eagerness of the vehicle for all to see. Dennis is at least partially credited for the

Opel Flextreme GT/E Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept to Debut at Geneva Show

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The 4.7-meter long Flextreme GT/E concept illustrates the application of GM’s extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology to large or mid-size vehicles, as well as compact cars such as the upcoming Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt. At speeds above 50 km/h, a vertical panel extends along the body from the air extraction slot behind each rear wheel-arch. The Flextreme GT/E concept. Click to enlarge.

Opel Ampera, GM's Other Extended-Range EV, In Pre-Production

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We write a lot about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle here. Well, basically, it's a Chevy Volt It's a radical new car, GM's first electric car since the late EV1, and it'll be in dealerships in just six months. But GM has another electric car coming next year as well. It's the 2012 Opel Ampera. Ummmm, what's an Opel Ampera?

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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.

Chevrolet Volt battery pack warranty announced

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Potential owners of the new Chevrolet Volt have been boosted with the news that the lithium-ion battery pack will come with a standard eight-year/100,000 mile warranty. The extended warranty far surpasses that from the Tesla Roadster which comes with a three-year, 36,000mile warranty although the company does also offer an extended battery replacement warranty for [.].

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Supermodel and Ampera make electric combination

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The Ampera (known outside Europe as the Chevrolet Volt) was continuing [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Vauxhall Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles Erin O'Connor extended range electric vehicles supermodel Vauxhall Ampera William Tempest Stunning good looks and a breathtaking body that is bound to turn heads… Oh and the girl isn’t bad either.

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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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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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 [.].

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GM taps LG for Volt Battery

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GM has been saying for a while now that they had picked their supplier for the LiIon battery in the Volt, but they weren’t prepared to announce who it was. GM Reported Ready To Give Volt Battery Nod to Unit of LG Chem. The coveted Chevy Volt battery contract appears to be going to a unit of South Korea’s biggest battery maker. Tags: EV News Inside Track GM Chevy Volt Lots going on with batteries now, as John O’Dell’s piece below illustrates.

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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.

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First Drivable Chevy Volts Arrive in China

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The first drivable Chevrolet Volts have arrived in China; China is one of the initial markets outside the United States to receive the Volt. The extended range electric vehicle will go on sale locally next year. GM delivered two Chevrolet Volts to the Shanghai Expo Bureau for use as part of its VIP transportation fleet at World Expo 2010 Shanghai. The Volt will shuttle special guests to and from Shanghai’s Expo Park.

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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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Next-gen Chevy Volt EREV is more efficient, with 50-mile electric range

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The new Chevy Volt has a decidedly more sculpted look than its predecessor. Chevrolet unveiled the second-generation Volt extended range EV at the North American International Auto Show. The 2016 Volt goes on sale in the second half of 2015.

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First look at all-new Voltec propulsion system for 2G Volt; “the only thing in common is a shipping cap”

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The second-generation Volt, which makes its world debut in about 10 weeks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, features a clean-sheet, all-new Voltec propulsion system—new battery, new electric drive unit, new power electronics and new range-extending engine.

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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?

2011 Chevrolet Volt Electric Car To Reach Dealers In October

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The three-year drumbeat of anticipation for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car has just gotten slightly louder. The first pre-production Volt was built on March 31. General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre announced yesterday that the car will arrive at selected Chevy dealers in October, a month earlier than expected. He gave the new date

Chevy Volt Sparks Ivy League Excitement in NYC

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A new generation of plug-in drivers were introduced to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle last week at Columbia University. The two-day event included a ride-along on New York City city streets (a Volt first!) and a technology showcase with Columbia engineering students. The second day featured an enlightening panel discussion

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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Enterprise Rent-a-Car to offer Chevrolet Volt

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be the first to offer Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles (EVs) for daily and weekly rentals later this month. The Volt vehicles will be available at the Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario, Calif., along with a new charging station. There are more than 5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood and airport offices, including the Mark Christopher Auto Center site, located within 15 miles of 90% of the US population.

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Holden teams up with Better Place in Australia to offer renewable energy and faster charging for Volt

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GM Holden in Australia has selected Better Place as its preferred partner for renewable energy and faster charging solutions for the extended range Holden Volt electric car. Better Place will develop a number of membership packages for Volt customers including the installation of a ‘Charge Spot’ unit at home or work, and zero emissions charging provided through the purchase of renewable energy or 100% Government-certified renewable energy certificates.

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Chevrolet Volt to be available as a rental car

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be the first rental car company to offer the Chevrolet Volt as part of its daily and weekly rentals. The Volt extended range vehicles will be made available at the Mark Christopher Auto Centre in Ontario, California, along with a new charging station. Chevrolet Green cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car range extended vehicles rental cars

Volt development continues to progress

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The Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle and its battery pack are both converging on the beginning of the product and process validation stage of General Motors’ development process, which is scheduled to start in February, 2010. The company has a fleet of 80 pre-production Volts which have logged more than 250,000 miles of testing and have undergone hot weather testing in Death Valley.

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First Pre-Production Chevy Volt Rolls Off Line

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The first pre-production Volt rolled off the line at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant on 31 March. These pre-production versions of the Volt will not be sold at dealerships, but will be used to assure all steps in the production system will meet the quality targets set by the Volt engineering team. Assembly workers will build more pre-production Volts in the coming months.

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GM launches Volt field quality assessment and service programs

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Concurrent with upcoming deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt to dealerships in California, Connecticut (Tri-State Metro Area), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., General Motors is rolling out the Volt In-Field Quality Assessment Program, which will run to the end of June, as General Motors concludes its production plant start-up phase. Volts will be shipped to Chevrolet dealerships with 40% HV battery state-of-charge and two gallons of fuel.

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