Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady, Nissan Leaf Continues to Struggle

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Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady, Nissan Leaf Continues to Struggle
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As July’s car sales figures start to trickle in, the Chevrolet Volt continued its dominance against the Nissan Leaf for the sixth straight month in a row. Continue Reading...

Electric Car Revolution: 10 Future EVs

Electric Car Revolution: 10 Future EVs
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    The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf initiated a whole new movement in the auto industry. With the realization that an all-electric vehicle can be useful in everyday driving situations thanks to a large battery and more efficient fast charging technology, automakers are hopping on the electric vehicle bandwagon. “Overall automakers want to be… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today

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Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today
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  In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles. The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ELR Engine Detailed as More Powerful Volt Motor

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Cadillac ELR Engine Detailed as More Powerful Volt Motor
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We were already well aware that the Cadillac ELR would make its production debut next year as a 2014 model, but details on the Chevrolet Volt-based Cadillac have been sparse. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Demand Rises in California as Supply Falls

Chevrolet Volt Demand Rises in California as Supply Falls
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Consumers snubbed the Chevrolet Volt when it was more readily available, prompting the automaker to pare back production, but Californians are chancing their mind about the Chevy just as those decisions take hold of supply.  Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt One-Year Resale Values Top 90 Percent

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt One-Year Resale Values Top 90 Percent
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Even though EV sales are a bit sluggish and the technology is taking some time for consumers to adopt, it appears that two of the more popular EVs and PHEVs – the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf – are retaining much of their value on the used car market. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in April Sales

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in April Sales
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Toyota continues to enjoy success with its Prius family of models, as its plug-in hybrid sold 1,654 units in the month of April. The sales figure trumps its main competitors, the Chevrolet Volt (1,462 sold) and the Nissan Leaf (370 sold) making it the most popular plug-in vehicle last month in America. It’s no huge… Continue Reading...

Hydrogen Cars and Who is Making Them

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Hydrogen Cars and Who is Making Them
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Electric cars may have arrived, but the search for the perfect alternative fuel is still in progress. There are still a few major issues that keep battery powered vehicles from replacing the internal combustion engine. Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Colorado Bill Puts State Hybrid Subsidy in More Consumer Pockets

Colorado Bill Puts State Hybrid Subsidy in More Consumer Pockets
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Colorado makes its way into the news every once in a while for having one of the friendliest hybrid and electric vehicle incentive programs of any state in the Union.  For those who qualify, the state subsidy and federal tex incentives can combine to make a Chevrolet Volt available for $18,145. That means the flagship Chevrolet… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Sets New Monthly Sales Record in March

Chevrolet Volt Sets New Monthly Sales Record in March
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  March was a great month for many manufacturers, and Chevrolet posted some record setting sales numbers with its extended range electric vehicle, the Volt. The Volt set its best sales month yet, with 2,289 units sold in March 2012. That’s more than double what they sold in February 2012. Before March, the most Volts… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Added to Chicago Zipcar Fleet

Chevrolet Volt Added to Chicago Zipcar Fleet
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Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has decided to add five Chevrolet Volts to its Chicago fleet with up to 20 more EVs coming in 2012. Zipcar members are able to reserve a Chevy Volt immediately starting at just $10 per hour. The first five Volts are available at Cityfront Place Apartments and in… Continue Reading...

Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt

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Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt
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The Volt, which has become a symbol of all that’s wrong with the Obama administration among a number of conservatives (including Fox news, which has gone out of its way to criticize the car from just about every angle),might finally be getting a break. Continue Reading...

New Chevy Volt Ads Feature “Happiest Drivers on the Planet”

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There’s no denying that Chevrolet Volt sales have been sluggish. GM has admitted as much with production halted currently until April 23rd. So the American automaker went back to the drawing board to come up with a new ad campaign for its Volt. Because no doubt, the ad created for the Super Bowl had less… Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera Breaks 7,000 Order Mark, Nearly Sold Out Until Years End

Opel Ampera Breaks 7,000 Order Mark, Nearly Sold Out Until Years End
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Chevrolet Volt sales in America haven’t been what GM had hoped with the American automaker even stopping production to let inventory numbers subside a bit. But it appears that GM executives can let out a sigh of relief, as the European counterpart, the Opel Ampera, has broken the 7,000 order mark and is nearly sold… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Charger Cords Being Replaced Due to Overheating

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Chevrolet Volt Charger Cords Being Replaced Due to Overheating
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It sure beats having your Chevrolet Volt up in flames, but having your charger cord overheat and melt isn’t so great either. After complaints from Volt owners that their 120-volt charging cords were overheating, GM first insisted that the issue was with the wiring of the charging outlet, and not the car. Since then, however,… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Subsidized Heavily by Colorado Government

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Chevrolet Volt Subsidized Heavily by Colorado Government
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It’s a Colorado thing, so you probably wouldn’t understand but four-wheel drives and Subarus seems to sell better than most cars in that state. Subaru aside, another car is trying to woo buyers with a lot of help by the State government: the Chevrolet Volt. While other states are discouraging people from buying cars like the Nissan Leaf, Colorado… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Production Halted, Workers Temporarily Laid Off

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Chevrolet Volt Production Halted, Workers Temporarily Laid Off
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Earlier today we reported that the Chevrolet Volt sales nearly doubled in February, but doesn’t seem to have made a difference. General Motors announced today that Volt production will stop for five weeks from March 19 through April 23 in order to curb rising inventories of the plug-in hybrid. “We need to maintain the right inventory… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Volt Low Emissions Gets California HOV Approval

2012 Chevrolet Volt Low Emissions Gets California HOV Approval
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The Chevrolet Volt finally has some good news to share. The HOV decal that helped Toyota Prius sales get off the ground in California has now made its way onto the 2012 Chevrolet Volt with the Low Emissions Package. “The Volts with the Low Emissions Package are certain to be a strong draw for California… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Owner Makes Gun Rack Video, Proves Gingrich Wrong

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A Chevrolet Volt owner made Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich look pretty silly by posting a video response to the senator’s comment today that you can’t have a gun rack in a Chevrolet Volt. It turns out that a little bit of PVC pipe, some string string and American ingenuity make darn good rifle toting… Continue Reading...