2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

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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 LifeAs 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. How long will the battery last? Will I have to replace it every 18 months as I do in my smartphone?

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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Volt owners exceeding expectations with electric range

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Owners of the new Chevrolet Volt are regularly exceeding their predicted range of electric power only, according to the car’s maker GM. Chevrolet Electric cars Chevrolet Volt electric car range-extended

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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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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. It'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. The new Chevy Volt is smoother, faster. 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

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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. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i3 RExBoth 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. But few drivers can say they've owned and driven.

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. drivers without a shred of range anxiety." Marketing sales Plug-In Hybrids dealers Chevy Volt plug-in cars dealerships Test drive

Volt to the rescue: range-extended car joins the fire service

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The Chevrolet Volt has taken on a new job role, joining the Norfolk Fire Service. With its range-extended plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the new Volt will help the service reduce its environmental impact-an area where it already leads among national fire and rescue crews.

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details

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General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company executives declined to give specifications for power of the two electric motors, the range-extending engine, or range of the final vehicle. DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

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Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I''ve driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it''s been a splendid car--quiet, smooth, peppy, and amazingly economical. New REx on the block But now the Volt has a formidable new competitor: the new 2014 BMW i3, available as both a pure

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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

Volt drivers top ownership satisfaction survey

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Owners of the Chevrolet Volt are the most satisfied with their purchase, according to the US publication, Consumer Reports. Chevrolet Chevrolet Volt consumer range-extended survey

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Chevrolet Volt: Range-Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

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The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car has been on sale for over a year now. You might have caught our previous guide to the Volt, but so much can happen in such a short space of time that there's always something new to add. Over the next few pages you'll find links to all sorts of information about the Volt. This page deals with the

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2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

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Electric power is only one part of the Chevrolet Volt equation. While it''s a part that covers two thirds of all Volt miles driven, the other third is handled by its range-extending 1.4-liter Ecotec gasoline engine. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is expected to downsize to a three-cylinder unit to boost efficiency, but few other details are known--apart

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

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kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt 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. What wasn''t predicted was the startling size of its battery pack: 18.4 That means.

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Chevrolet reveals Volt production plans

Green Cars News

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.

Next generation Chevrolet Volt will deliver better EV range

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It won’t be coming to the UK, but when the next generation Chevrolet Volt appears at the Detroit Auto Show in January, it will show-off a new version of its range-extended propulsion system.

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Range Loss In Winter: New Data From Canada

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Just in time for the holiday-feast season, we now have published charts that detail the effect of cold weather on the battery range of Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt electric cars. Think "range shrinkage". MORE: Electric Cars In Winter: Six Steps To Maximize Driving Range The data comes courtesy of FleetCarma, the Canadian company whose app MyCarma

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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. The most significant upgrade to the Nissan Leaf will be a choice of battery-pack sizes, meaning more range than the

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Chevrolet Volt makes a stunning impression

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As Chevrolet’s range-extended model Volt starts making its first deliveries to UK customers, the US carmaker embarks on a colourful promotional campaign in the hope of drawing more buyers for the new model. Renowned car artist Ian Cook has created a beautiful impression of the Volt using paint that reacts to ultra-violet light, making it [.]. Chevrolet Chevrolet Volt range-extended

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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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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review

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It's a viable competitor to the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, though the Volt has an EPA-rated 53 miles of electric range to the Prime's 25 miles. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt Fuel Economy plug-in carsThe 2017 Toyota Prius Prime turned out to be a better plug-in hybrid than we had expected when we drove it around sunny Ojai, California, on the press launch in October.

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.

2015 Chevrolet Volt: Bigger Battery, But 38-Mile Electric Range Remains

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With widespread expectations that we''ll see a redesigned second-generation model unveiled early next year, the 2015 Chevy Volt was expected to be a carryover model with few changes. kilowatt-hours for the 2015 Volt from 16.5 And so it is, with one important exception: Without any fanfare, its battery capacity rose to 17.1 kWh in 2013 and 2014

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

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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.

Chevrolet Volts joins Enterprise rental fleet

Green Cars News

Enterprise Rent-a-Car is to become one of the first UK rental companies to offer the range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt on its rental fleet.

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

Green Car Reports

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 carsHybrids are pretty well-known at this point, and battery-electric cars are conceptually simple: You plug them in like a mobile phone.

2016 Chevy Volt EPA Ratings: 53-Mile Electric Range, 42 MPG On Gas

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has been rated by the EPA at 53 miles of electric range, a nice boost on Chevy's earlier promise of "at least 50 miles." The EPA also rates the 2016 Volt at 42 mpg combined when the engine is running, and 106 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent combined when operating solely on electricity.

GM to increase Chevrolet Volt production

Green Cars News

With strong public interest in the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors (GM) has decided to ramp up production of the range extended electric vehicle. Tags: Chevrolet Electric cars Green cars Latest news general motors Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt production President Barack Obama range extended electric cars The company is expected to increase production capacity by 50 per cent – from 30,000 units to 45,000 units – in 2012.

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

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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 It''s long been known that getting some car dealerships to sell plug-in electric cars can be a challenge.

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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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And it will bring battery-electric vehicles with ranges. 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.

Volt technology ‘to be used on MPV model’

Green Cars News

The range-extended technology used in the Chevrolet Volt is to feature in an MPV within the next few years, General Motors CEO told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Akerson also said he expects Volt production to exceed 25,000 units this year, up from an original estimate of 10,000. Chevrolet Akerson Detroit new range-extended volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Video

Green Car Reports

Eight years ago, at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, GM unveiled the first concept for what became the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Now, it''s time for a second-generation Chevy Volt. It was a ‘moonshot’ for GM at the time. Can it rekindle the excitement of GM''s tech icon? First things first. The important numbers are: 50, 41

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: 50-Mile Range, 41 MPG, Five Seats, All New (Photos)

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, which will be unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto Show, is sleeker, has more electric range, and is projected to get higher gas mileage when its engine is operating. The compact five-door hatchback also has a fifth "seating position," although Chevy has stressed that it''s for occasional

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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2016 Cadillac ELR: More Performance, More Range, Lower Price

Green Car Reports

The specifications of the updated 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car were released this morning, and one big question has been answered. The luxury coupe will not use the revised Voltec powertrain that propels the new second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt on sale later this year. Green Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Voltec plug-in cars

New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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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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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