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

Green Car Reports

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?

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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

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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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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. 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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Volt owners exceeding expectations with electric range

Green Cars News

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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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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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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Cars News

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Forget Range Anxiety, Chevy Volt Owners Have Gas Anxiety

Green Car Reports

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid back in 2010, it chose to emphasize how it differed from electric cars by highlighting how its gasoline engine meant folks didn’t suffer from range anxiety. Now, almost two years after the Volt launched, charging data by a charging infrastructure company suggests that Volt owners

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Opel's New 3-Cylinder Engine May Preview Volt's Next Range-Extender

Green Car Reports

It''s been expected for some time that the next generation Chevrolet Volt could use a smaller, more efficient and likely three-cylinder power unit as its range-extending engine. Now, we may be getting our first glimpse of that engine, in a more conventional installation than last year''s Opel Monza concept. GM''s European arm Opel is launching a new

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Chevrolet Volt: Range-Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

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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What does a Chevy Volt do when it runs out of gas and battery charge?

Green Car Reports

Unlike conventional hybrids and many plug-in hybrids, the first-generation Chevrolet Volt makes extensive use of both electric and gasoline power. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids Chevy plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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

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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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Volt drivers top ownership satisfaction survey

Green Cars News

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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2016 Chevy Volt Coming: A Look Back At GM's Range-Extended Electric Car (News Video)

Green Car Reports

The Chevy Volt has been on sale for three and a half years now, and it''s never quite lived up to the big expectations that GM and the world had for it.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt To Use New 1.5-Liter Four As Range Extender Engine

Green Car Reports

Later today, details about the powertrain of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be released when GM CEO Mary Barra speaks to the Detroit Economic Club. But a GM press release this morning announcing further investments in Michigan manufacturing by the company included one nugget: The 2016 Volt will use a new 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine as a range

2014 77

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.

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

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

Green Car Congress

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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2011 Chevy Volt Owner Takes on the Electric Range Challenge

Green Car Reports

On this site asked, "How Far Can The 2012 Chevrolet Volt Travel on Electricity Alone?" As a Volt owner, I felt duty-bound to answer that question, and to take up the challenge of beating the 60-mile figure claimed by the driver of an Opel Ampera, the European version of the Volt. In the summer, I typically get 40-45 miles of all-electric range

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Chevrolet Volt heads to Manchester United

Green Cars News

With evidence that Volt owners may be some of the happiest motorists around (see story), Chevrolet has spread the joy to no less than Sir Alex Ferguson as the season of goodwill approaches. Chevrolet Hybrid cars range-extended volt

2013 Chevy Volt Gets 38-Mile Electric Range, Higher 98-MPGe Rating

Green Car Reports

It may be hard to imagine, but the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car is about to enter its third model year. The new 2013 Chevrolet Volt will offer a slightly higher all-electric range, up from 35 to 38 miles. Next year's Volt will also receive a higher EPA efficiency rating, from 94 to 98 MPGe Its base price of $39,995 will not change.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Chevrolet Volt arrives in dealerships

Green Cars News

Anxious to get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Volt and see if it is worth the hype? Chevrolet dealerships in the vehicle’s initial launch markets are now receiving dedicated Volt demonstration vehicles that will be used exclusively for customer test drives during the next few [.]. Chevrolet Green cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt dealers Chevrolet Volt dealerships Chevrolet Volt test drive range extended vehicles

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. s much anticipated plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt is still years away, the automaker is already planning a sequel -- a hydrogen-powered version.

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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

2015 75

The 2018 Honda Clarity real-world review: enough to challenge the Chevrolet Volt?

Green Car Reports

I’ve owned two Chevrolet Volts, an early 2011 model and, currently, a second-generation 2017 version. They’re sleek, sprightly, and have enough electric range to cover most driving. The Volt, to me, is the perfect compromise between electric and. I have loved them both. For longer trips, the gas engine kicks in when the charge runs out. Plug-In Hybrids

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2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG

Green Car Reports

The first Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars went on sale in December 2010, meaning that by now a few examples have accumulated significant mileage. If the following case is any indication, Volts should do just fine over the long. Reliability plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleAs the fleet of modern electric cars ages, closer attention is being paid to how well these cars hold up after long-term use.

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GM’s Volt Program = $700m

Revenge of the Electric Car

GM to invest $700m in Volt rechargeable electric car. litre engine-generators; $43m for a plant in Brownstown Township outside Detroit that will manufacture battery packs; $37m for a camshaft and connecting rod plant in Bay City, north of Flint; and $27m for GM’s Tech Center in suburban Warren, a Detroit suburb, location of Volt’s battery laboratory.&#. GM to invest $700m in Volt rechargeable electric car. Tags: Production News Detroit GM Chevy Volt

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2019 Chevrolet Volt offers 7.2kW charger, improves convenience

Green Car Congress

kW charging system on the 2019 Chevrolet Volt cuts recharging times nearly in half by adding about twice the all-electric driving range per hour of charge. With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 A new 7.2

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