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

Green Car Reports

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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2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid carries over with few changes

Green Car Reports

It appears that Chevy isn't following its own precedent as the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid enters its third model year. In the past, the Volt received a battery upgrade every other year that provided it with increasingly more electric range—but that's not the case for the largely unchanged 2018 Volt. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

Green Car Reports

General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in carsSmall SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the trend is global, which is why several makers have jacked up perfectly standard front-wheel-drive hatchbacks and turned them into "crossover" utility vehicles. Now GM may be.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2018: Prius Prime rivals Volt

Green Car Reports

The Chevy Volt won its umpteenth monthly plug-in sales title in Canada last month, but soaring sales of other models were the big story in the Canuck electric vehicle market—which may have reached 1.75 The Volt tallied 555 March sales, Canada’s second-best single-month total for any model, second only to. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

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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IIHS names 2017 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+

Green Car Reports

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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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 for June: Volt passes Prius Prime, Bolt EV rises again

Green Car Reports

In May, the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid was the highest-selling car with a plug in the U.S. 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

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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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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. At least GM sent this nifty printed banner explaining all about the new J1772 industry standard recharging plug.

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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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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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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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2016 Chevy Volt: Limited Markets Only, Nationwide Rollout In Spring For 2017 Volt

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet is rolling out its redesigned 2016 Volt, but initially it will be available only in limited numbers. The second-generation Chevy Volt will be sold in certain regions this year, but it won't be available nationwide until next year. The 2016 Volt will have a shortened model year, GM says, and will be sold only in California and other. sales Plug-In Hybrids California Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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Is Chevy Actually Testing New Marketing For The 2016 Volt?

Green Car Reports

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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2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

Green Car Reports

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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China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

Green Car Reports

China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt plug-in carsChina is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an increasing set of requirements that more vehicles sold there be fully or partially electric. It also happens to be by far the largest market for Buicks in the world, to the.

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2017 Chevy Volt Now At (Some) Dealers; First Incentives Released

Green Car Reports

So far, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has only been offered in a handful of electric-car-friendly states. But while spring is still around the corner, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is now starting to arrive. Green Chevy Volt Incentives and Rebates Plug-In Hybrids car buying deals plug-in carsGeneral Motors previously said that nationwide availability would come after the launch of a 2017 model this spring.

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Chevy Volt & Ford Airstream: The Plug-in that Could Be & the Plug-in that Couldn't Possibly

Plugs and Cars

Amidst the well-deserved hoopla about GM's plug-in serial hybrid Chevy Volt , Ford is touting its own equally ugly plug-in hybrid concept car. Ford has interestingly chosen to ride the plug-in hybrid wave with the Airstream announcement.

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GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

Green Car Reports

China Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Chevy Volt plug-in carsIn the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's largest car market. That's because the last Chinese emperor drove a Buick in the 1930s, and the brand retained a huge cachet through the upheavals that followed.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsFactoring in population ratios, this would be roughly equivalent to a 3,000-sale month in the United States, a feat.

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Volt, Re-Volt, No Volt - Will CARB Revolt?

Plugs and Cars

In January GM announced the Volt, a smart idea that makes use of the two existing primary energy infrastructures - the electric grid and gasoline stations. With NiMH batteries - those that provide energy to every hybrid on the road and thousands of all-electric cars - the Volt plug-in hybrid could go into production today. And calls into question just how serious GM is about plug-in cars. With every succeeding announcement, the Volt recedes into the future.

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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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What up with GM's Plug-in hybrid Volt?

Plugs and Cars

"GM tries to unplug Volt hype" is not the headline I've been hoping to see out of Motor City this spring. The Volt grabbed headlines, lit up online chat boards and dominated the buzz at the auto show in Detroit. There's just one problem: The Volt may never get built. GM continues to spread the gospel of the Volt. The recent "presser" to explain how all things Volt are coming along was very well-attended. Interest in plug-in cars of all sorts is real and growing.

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GM Will Make Autonomous Versions Of The 2017 Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Reports

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 Canada, Aug 2017: Chevy Volt's 50th win

Green Car Reports

The Chevrolet Volt won its 17th straight Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales title in August, which became its 50th overall. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsMuch has changed since its September 2011 arrival in the home of the beaver—which, we note, is not just Oregon State University’s mascot, but Canada’s national animal as well. Back then, the Nissan Leaf.

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2016 Toyota Prius Vs 2016 Chevrolet Volt: Video Test

Green Car Reports

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 carsThey're both green-car leaders--in the public eye and in EPA energy-efficiency ratings. The 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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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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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

Green Car Reports

For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to market its virtues to the public at large. Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a mid-size sedan with five seats and a rated 48. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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

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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: Volt's Sibling Without A Plug May Be First Of Several

Green Car Reports

Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrids Voltec It''s rare that a carmaker entirely replaces a car after just three model years, but the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is remarkable in more ways than that. Chevy will offer a full-hybrid model of the new 2016 Malibu that goes head to head with hybrid mid-size sedans from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia. And GM is using an adaptation of its.

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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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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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." To be sure, the green-leaning Obama administration has not ruled out allowing a restructured GM to continue pouring (federal) money into the Volt.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, August 2016: Volt laurels

Green Car Reports

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid followed July's record-setting 385 Canadian sales with 421 units in August—the first time any plug-in electric vehicle had topped the 400 monthly sales mark in Canada. At 2,098 vehicles sold through August, the second-generation Volt now recovers the Canadian annual sales record among plug-ins, surpassing. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

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. The latest version improves on it in pretty much every dimension. This year, the Green Car Reports Best.

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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

2015 63

Dual-voltage electric-car charging cords: plug confusion for 240 volts?

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars charging cord charging infrastructureWhen the first few thousand electric cars went on sale in California in the mid- to late 1990s, they used various different charging methods, each with its own dedicated charging stations. Given the high cost of installing different infrastructure for different makes of car, that proved a not-inconsiderable impediment. When electric cars returned.

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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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