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

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The 2017 Chevy Volt was new last year, a greatly improved version of the pioneering range-extended electric car. Videos Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in carsThey're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency.

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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

2017 Chevy Volt: what GM is doing differently this time

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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.

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 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.

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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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

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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High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned

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sales Canada dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in carsPlug-in electric vehicle pioneers perennially proclaim that the electric driving experience is as pleasant as the dealership experience isn't. Tesla stores excepted, of course.) 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.

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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.

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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, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts

Green Car Reports

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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Chevrolet Volt faces safety investigation

Green Cars News

Just how high is the risk of battery related fire in a Chevrolet Volt that is involved in a serious crash? Chevrolet Electric cars Green cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt fire electric car safety National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Volt fire Volt safetyThe US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to open a formal safety defect investigation to address the issue.

2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

Green Car Reports

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.

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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2016 Chevrolet Volt Ads: Attacking Prius, Leaf.And Bolt EV?

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt, for which deliveries began just this week, is going into attack mode against the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius in a set of new ads. Prius Volt Voltec LEAF youtube AdsBut in one of those ads, it almost feels as if GM is attacking its own (upcoming) product. They build on focus-group-themed ads that Chevy has launched against Ford, and its new F-150. In that.

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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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2017 Chevrolet Volt Details Emerge: More Features, Same Price

Green Car Reports

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.

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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.

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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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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. 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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

Green Car Congress

Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse.

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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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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. Gen 2 Volt system results.

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Chevrolet Volt makes a stunning impression

Green Cars News

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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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

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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2016 Chevy Volt: Front Styling Teaser Photos, Charging Details Released

Green Car Reports

A bit more of the styling of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been revealed, in photos that Chevy released from a sneak preview of the car last night for current Volt owners in Los Angeles. The range-extended electric car will be revealed in its entirety at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but now the world can see what the car will look like

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. Both the Volt and the Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback went. Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. 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. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy Volt

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet''s range-extended electric vehicle, the Volt, has been on sale for more than three years now. Its sales of 58,000 units so far are still small compared to more conventional vehicles, but many people will have seen one on the road by now--and seen TV ads or information on the internet. Even so, GM is still figuring out the best way to

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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.

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

Green Car Reports

The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. That car, the Nissan Leaf, narrowly edged out the Chevy Volt to. But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, because we deemed the world's first mass-priced high-volume battery-electric car more significant. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Chevrolet Volt continues to be top seller for plug-in vehicles

Green Cars News

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 [.].