The Chevrolet Volt is about to get a boost in its sales figures, as the United States Department of Defense is planning to purchase 1,500 electric vehicles, including plenty of Volts. Continue Reading...
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In a recent report detailing the failings of General Motors, it was reported that the automaker was allegedly losing $49,000 on every Chevrolet Volt sold. GM has now issued a statement refuting those claims. Continue Reading...
Due to a glitch with its OnStar system, General Motors has been forced to stop the sale of several models as the American automaker moves quickly to resolve the issue. Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Volt may be enjoying improved sales over the last few months, but the American automaker is still not satisfied with the results. In hopes of getting more Volt drivers on the road, some dealerships are offering a lease special thanks to dealer incentives. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
All the Chevrolet Volts around the world have collectively driven more than 100 million miles, with over 60 percent of those miles driven on pure electric power. Continue Reading...
What a turnaround the Chevrolet Volt has experienced in the past few months. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
The Chevrolet Volt is converting Prius faithfuls to the bowtie brand as nearly seven in 10 new Volt buyers trade in a competitor’s vehicle to get one, according to Chevy. Continue Reading...
Chevrolet Volt owners who bought their cars to save the world can finally rejoice: they’ve saved a collective 2.1 million gallons of gas and counting according to the company. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...