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...

Chevy Volt European Ads Banned for Misleading Claim

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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...

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...

2014 Chevrolet Volt Getting 2.0L Turbo: Rumor

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Getting 2.0L Turbo: Rumor
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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...

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...

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...

GM to Extend Summer Shut Down at Volt Plant

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GM to Extend Summer Shut Down at Volt Plant
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  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...

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...

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally
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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...
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