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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars are for Girls

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?

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. 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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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: 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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Chevy recalls some Bolt EVs, Volts over supplier brake issues

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet this week recalled two months worth of production Bolt EVs and Volt plug-in hybrids over a potential brake issue that could increase stopping distances of the small vehicles. The recall affects 2018-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2018-2019 Volt models sold in the U.S. and Canada. General Motors' filing with federal regulators doesn't specify. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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 Ads: Attacking Prius, Leaf.And Bolt EV?

Green Car Reports

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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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 kW charger is standard on the Volt LT.

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Jay Leno drives the Volt

Plugs and Cars

Tags: jay leno chevy volt andrew farah

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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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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

2015 86

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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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

2015 64

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.

2016 63

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.

2016 63

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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WashPost: Volt Caused GM's woes

Plugs and Cars

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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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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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.

2017 66

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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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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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 82

Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

DIY Electric Car

I have a dirty secret, I like free stuff and I think you do too. Lately I find myself charged on public charging. No, I technically rarely "have-to" use the thin boxes popping up all over town. I've had facility folks come over twice now to tell me, "Those spaces aren't open!"

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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.

2016 64

Chelsea Test Drives The Volt

Revenge of the Electric Car

Our Consulting Producer Chelsea Sexton got to test drive the GM Volt recently. Here’s her verdict : From the first Volt unveiling over two years ago, I’ve wanted to drive one. That they still trash the EV1 to make the case for the Volt doesn’t help- beyond the fact that they are different cars meant for very different markets. Tags: Film News Guest Bloggers International Projects test drives GM Chevy Volt Chelsea Sexton with GM's Tony Posawatz.

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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.

2017 66

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.

2017 66

Volt for Real?

Plug In Partners

F or those who think that GM is not serious about its new PHEV , the Volt , here is a piece that makes you think they are: The Volt To Be Lutz's Legacy May 21, 2007 So, I heard General Motors’ Bob Lutz on National Public Radio’s “Wait. But the Volt could be in a class by itself.

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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

Imagine the Volt

Plugs and Cars

Tags: GM electric car john zwerner chevy volt alec brooks

2007 100

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 85

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.

2007 100

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.

2016 64

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.

2015 79

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.

2015 78

The 60,000 Volt Question

Plug In Partners

could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market. GM Product Chief Bob Lutz is quoted in various newspapers saying he wanted to get prototypes of the Volt ready for road tests next year , and ready for sale in 2010.

2007 130

GM Volts Ahead

Plug In Partners

Here is part of the story from the Flint Journal Detroit shocker: GM unveils plug-in hybrid - and plans to build it The Flint Journal Sunday, January 07, 2007 By Todd Seibttseibt DETROIT - General Motors unveils a shocking concept car today: the Chevrolet VOLT. The Chevy Volt.

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