Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

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Which new electric car do you like best - Volt or Leaf? The only fair way to decide is to order one of each, obviously. Here's the review

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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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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

2015 87

Jeff U'Ren's Chevy Volt: Happily Ever After

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Jeff U'Ren talks more about his Chevy Volt: ".luxury luxury everything, heated leather seats, great air conditioning." Oh, and it's got its own phone, too

2015 104

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.

2015 87

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

2015 84

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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Jay Leno drives the Volt

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GM rolls last Chevy Volt off Detroit assembly line

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With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile plug-in hybrids. GM built the last 2019 Chevy Volt on February 15, and in a ceremony last Tuesday it rolled off the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck factory in Detroit—after.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Video

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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

2016 83

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.

2015 83

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. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's best-known, and best-selling, hybrid car. They're now going.

2016 86

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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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Owner's First Impressions Of Car, Range, Dealers, And More

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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 86

GM puts $336m into Volt plant

Revenge of the Electric Car

GM to invest $336 million in Volt plant. General Motors Co will invest $336 million in a Detroit-area plant to produce its heavily anticipated Chevrolet Volt electric car beginning next year, the No. Tags: Production News Detroit GM Chevy Volt 1 U.S. automaker said on Monday.

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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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WashPost: Volt Caused GM's woes

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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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GM to kill Chevy Volt production in 2019 (Updated)

Green Car Reports

General Motors confirmed Monday morning that it plans to cease production of the Chevrolet Volt in March, as part of an effort to streamline production and pivot its business more toward zero-emissions and personal-mobility efforts. The Volt was the first production plug-in car sold in the U.S.

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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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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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Why GM has put hybrids—and the Chevy Volt—in its past

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Just a year ago, GM changed its tune about the possibility of hybrids—and plug-in hybrids like the much-loved Chevrolet Volt—in the company’s near-term future. There will be no follow-ups to the Volt, no long-rumored plug-in hybrid crossover, and even no more hybrids on the way. Put simply, GM was finished with hybrids. With the. Plug-In Hybrids Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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

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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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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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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. 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 Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a plug-in hybrid as others insisted equally forcefully?

2015 84

2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt Recall Limits Idle Time To Avert Carbon Monoxide Danger

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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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6 Volt Golf Cart Battery: The Top Six

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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.

2015 64

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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Imagine the Volt

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Fortune Puts Volt In 'Dustbin Of History' In Strange, Context-Free Opinion Piece

Green Car Reports

The other (the Chevy Volt) is "headed to the dustbin of automotive history." sales Chevy Volt Tesla Motors EV1 New car sales plug-in carsTwo carmakers sell plug-in electric cars; one is a pricey, sexy all-electric sport sedan, the other a range-extended electric compact hatchback. One (the Tesla Model S) is a huge success, with its maker "going from strength to strength." DON'T MISS: If You Want To Attack.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The “cash for volts&# approach was touted Monday by the Electrification Coalition, a 13-member group that sees electric plug-ins as the answer to a host of problems, from dependence on foreign oil to tailpipe emissions that some believe is contributing to global climate change. Tags: EV Economics cash for volts electrification coalition A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs.

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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.

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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.

2015 82

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2015 86

GM Shanghais the Volt

Plugs and Cars

The Technology Review published by MIT reports on the hydrogen fuel cell version of the Volt announced in Shanghai. Tags: joseph romm GM chevy volt fuel cell hydrogen The flexible electric car platform is innovative, but the fuel-cell version is freighted with hydrogen's flaws.swapping out the generator for a fuel cell may be a step backward.

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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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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.

2016 64

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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Big deals arrive on 2019 Chevy Volt: Get one while you can

Green Car Reports

In an effort to clear out the last of its inventory, General Motors has added the Chevrolet Volt to its list of models eligible for an 18 percent discount off sticker price this month. When it went on sale in December 2010, the Volt was the first mainstream-brand plug-in car of the modern era (beating the Nissan Leaf by a matter of days.)

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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 Chevy Volt to start at $33,995 MSRP

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Pricing for the 2016 Chverolet Volt ( earlier post ) will start at $33,995 MSRP, including an $825 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). This is almost $1,200 less than the current-generation Volt. In California, the vehicle’s largest market, residents of the state will be able to purchase the all-new Volt for as low as $24,995 after state and federal incentives. The number one trade-in for the Volt is the Toyota Prius.

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2019 Chevy Volt gets higher prices with more equipment

Green Car Reports

In June, we heard that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will come with a faster charger and more luxury features. The price of the base Volt LT model will go up $300 to $34,395, including destination and before any applicable federal or state tax breaks. The top-level Volt Premier. Now, CarsDirect has learned how much those features will add to the price.

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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.