GM Aims for 500,000 Electrified Vehicles by 2017

GM Aims for 500,000 Electrified Vehicles by 2017
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General Motors is focusing on plug-in technology for the next five years, aiming to have 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017. Continue Reading...

Department of Defense to Buy 1,500 Electric Vehicles, Including Chevy Volts

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Department of Defense to Buy 1,500 Electric Vehicles, Including Chevy Volts
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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...

GM Denies It’s Losing $49,000 on Every Volt Sold

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GM Denies It’s Losing $49,000 on Every Volt Sold
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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...

Chevrolet Volts Available for $159 a Month Lease… Kinda

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Chevrolet Volts Available for $159 a Month Lease… Kinda
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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...

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...

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...

11 Future Hybrids Heading to Dealers Soon

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11 Future Hybrids Heading to Dealers Soon
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Even though they’ve been around for well over a decade now, hybrids still have that ‘new technology’ feel. Consumers continue to be apprehensive to hybrid technology and there’s plenty of misinformation surrounding it. 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...

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...

Chevy Volt Production Reinstated A Week Ahead Of Schedule

Chevy Volt Production Reinstated A Week Ahead Of Schedule
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The Chevrolet Volt has had its fair share of teething problems. Soon after its birth, there were reports of some vehicles spontaneously combusting. This obviously had an effect on the cars reputation, and sales fell. To save money and rid themselves of backed up inventory, General Motors decided to halt production of the Volt at… 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...

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 Fuel Economy Explained in Video

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The Chevy Volt is having some rough days. It’s production has been stopped thanks to slow sales, and there is still a ton of misinformation about what type of vehicle it is. In response to the doom and gloom, Chevrolet has published a video to explain how the Volt EPA numbers work, and what they mean…. Continue Reading...
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