Despite record setting sales numbers in August, the Chevrolet Volt is still losing about $49,000 on every unit sold, according to a Reuters report. Continue Reading...
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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...
The Chevrolet Volt’s extended range strategy seems to be paying off this year with sales up in the six-figure percentages while the Nissan Leaf languishes as the unpopular second choice. Continue Reading...
Pathetic. That’s the only way these numbers could be described were this about any other car, and to a certain extent they still are. Continue Reading...
In spite of rising Chevrolet Volt sales, General Motors will reportedly halt production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant that assembles them from September 17 until October 15. Continue Reading...
Timing is still unavailable for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze’s release, but General Motors issued a press release today confirming its commitment to retool both northeast Ohio plants for the car’s continued production. Continue Reading...
The distinction between a hybrid and a range-extended hybrid is still confusing to some people, and GM’s European branch, Vauxhall, is getting in some hot water after misleading people in ads for the Ampera, sister car to the Volt. Continue Reading...
Something might be amiss in the world when bringing battery technology up to par is considered a “game changer” as GM CEO Dan Akerson described it in an employee meeting, but then again maybe not. 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...
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...
Nissan will be set to double sales of its Leaf plug-in hybrid this year thanks to a plant opening in Smyrna, Tenn. that will allow for 20,000 units to be delivered this fiscal year. Continue Reading...
Note: After publication this story was revised to accurately reflect the Volt’s drivetrain. Anyone thinking about switching to a Chevrolet Volt should consider waiting, at least if inside information leaked today about the 2014 model year is true. 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...
It’s common practice for regional auto journalist associations to gather, usually once a year, and vote on which cars they like most. 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...
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...
As yet another sign that sales of the Chevy Volt continue to fail to live up to expectations, General Motors will extend the scheduled summer shut down at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant where it’s built. The assembly facility was already preparing for a two week production pause as part of a regular Summer break, but… 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...
When Opel/Vauxhall first announced that its Ampera plug-in hybrid electric vehicle would participate in the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for alternative energy vehicles, it made a point to challenge the Tesla Roadster, which won the previous two years. Completing the racing stages from Annecy-le-Vieux to Monte Carlo from March 22 through 25, the Opel Ampera of Bernard… 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...