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

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

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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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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

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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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Is Chevy Actually Testing New Marketing For The 2016 Volt?

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

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Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery LifeOne 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. If 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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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.

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How GM plans to market Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, Bolt EV electric car

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Hybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone. But explaining plug-in hybrids to car buyers at large—it's a hybrid, but it also plugs in, but only for double-digit range—has proven to be very hard. As GM starts to sell its 2017 Volt nationally, and. Green Auto Show Chevy Volt GM General Motors Marketing plug-in cars

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2016 Toyota Prius Vs 2016 Chevrolet Volt: Video Test

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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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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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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Last year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat

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At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. These two updated plug-in electric cars represent improvements on their predecessors; their long-impending. sales New car sales plug-in carsSometime this month, full pricing and availability for the 2016 Nissan Leaf with its 107-mile range will be revealed.

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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

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: First Drive Of Sedan Using Volt Hybrid System

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The second generation of GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system is now powering a car that doesn’t actually have a plug at all. The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid uses essentially the same powertrain as the 2016 Chevy Volt, but with a far smaller battery pack. Green Chevy Volt VoltecThat makes it a new entrant in the hybrid mid-size sedan category, which.

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

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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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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 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was officially unveiled at January''s Detroit Auto Show, so there won''t be a lot of focus on the new plug-in hybrid with the 50-mile range at this week''s New York Auto Show. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing Chevy Volt plug-in cars Prices Instead, it''ll be all about the new 2016 Chevy Malibu mid-size sedan, including the new Malibu Hybrid model that uses an adapted version of the Voltec.

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

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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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IIHS names 2017 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+

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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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2017 Chevrolet Volt Details Emerge: More Features, Same Price

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The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt is now in showrooms, but only in certain regions. Chevy is limiting second-generation Volt sales to California and other states friendly to plug-in electric cars for the time being, but will roll the car out nationwide early next year. The 2016 Volt will have a shortened model year, making way for the 2017 Volt's. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy plug-in cars

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

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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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Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

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As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM''s second-generation Voltec hybrid system. kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts

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The Nissan Leaf electric car and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid went on sale within days of each other back in December 2010. Now, we''re expecting second-generation versions of both cars for 2016--and each will have significant upgrades.

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Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics

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The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its three-month sales to 5,563 units, higher than any other car with a plug over the same period. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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

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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 in Canada, June 2016: volte-face for the Volt

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

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

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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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Tesla Store Helpful, Enthusiastic; One Chevy Volt Dealer, Not So Much

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It''s long been known that getting some car dealerships to sell plug-in electric cars can be a challenge. Now, one reporter tested the thesis for himself, by visiting both his local Tesla store--to inquire about the Model S electric luxury sedan--and his local Chevrolet dealer, to ask about the Volt range-extended electric car. Politics sales dealers Chevy Volt Tesla Motors New car sales Dealership plug-in cars state laws

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Aug: Volt, Leaf Hit New Highs

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Sales of the two highest-volume plug-in electric cars soared in August, with both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf setting all-time monthly sales records. Chevy, in fact, was so confident about the month''s Volt sales that GM president Mark Reuss previewed the total last week, telling the Los Angeles Times, "We will do about 3,300 Volt sales

Why Can't Other Plug-In Hybrids Copy Chevy Volt's All-Electric Running?

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The distinguishing feature of the Chevrolet Volt has always been that as long as it has charge left in its battery, it runs solely on electricity. The new 2016 Chevy Volt maintains that. Green Electric motor Plug-In Hybrids Voltec battery capacity plug-in cars The gasoline engine doesn''t switch on even under maximum acceleration (except in certain cold-weather situations, to provide heat for the cabin and battery).

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Does the Chevy Bolt EV make the Chevrolet Volt irrelevant? Is that a problem?

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Marketing Chevy Volt plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Sometime during the last three months of this year, the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be delivered to its buyer in a blaze of flash photography and publicity. The 200-mile electric car, base-priced at $37,500 before incentives, will be the first car in the world with those specifications. And it will bring battery-electric vehicles with ranges.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: Bolt EV launches; Leaf, Volt rise

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Among cars with plugs, however, the trend was clearly up—and December saw the first sales of the long-awaited 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 238-mile. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in carsAs sales results trickle in from automakers throughout the day, industry analysts will be waiting to see whether enough buyers signed on the line to make 2016 a new record sales year.

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GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

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When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. General Motors Batteries Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Bolt That''s not something General Motors recognizes as an issue, though. It plans to to forge ahead with an expansion of its electrified-vehicle range, regardless of how low oil prices get. DON''T MISS.