Chevrolet Volt Production Increasing By 1,000 Units Per Year

Chevrolet‘s popular Volt is getting a production boost—GM is increasing annual production from 15,000 to 16,000 per year.

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General Motors Investing $100 Million Into Ecotec Engine Production in Michigan

General Motors is pumping $109 million into its Ecotec program in Michigan, in order to support ongoing production of the 1.4-liter engine shared by three Chevrolet models as well as keeping/adding 96 jobs in Michigan.

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Chevrolet Volt Attracts Celebrity Buyers

It was only a matter of time before the rich and famous began hopping on the Chevrolet Volt bandwagon, since the Toyota Prius is in imminent danger of becoming passé.

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General Motors Executive Calls Nissan Leaf "Single Purpose Car"

With the Nissan Leaf beginning to outsell the Chevrolet Volt, the competition between the two is heating up, and General Motors North America President Mark Reuss had some not-so-nice things to say about the car when asked for his thoughts.

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Chevrolet Volt Sales Limited For April

General Motors had limited the sales of the Chevrolet Volt for April as the brand is bumping up supplies of demonstration models. Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director said in a statement “It’s tough to limit the number of Volts for sale to potential customers when demand is so strong, but the Volt has value to the Chevrolet portfolio well beyond incremental sales,”

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Nissan Leaf Outsells Chevrolet Volt In April

The Nissan Leaf outsold the Chevrolet Volt in April, reversing March’s sales numbers where the Volt handily outsold the Leaf. Nissan moved 573 Leaf EVs in April, while 493 Volts found a home amongst buyers.

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General Motors Plans To Cut Volt Costs Are "On Track"

A program initiated by General Motors CEO Dan Akerson meant to cut $10,000 from the cost of the Chevrolet Volt is well under way, according to a report by the Detroit News.

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Chevrolet Volt Customers Getting 1,000 Miles Per Tank-Full, GM Says

The Chevrolet Volt has been reported as averaging fuel economy high enough to see 1,000 miles between trips to the gas station.

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BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles

Has BMW, the maker of the ultimate (electric) driving machines decided to follow Chevrolet’s example?

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Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Post Record March Sales

The initial slow start to the Chevrolet Volt rollout sped up in March with sales of more than twice the number than were sold in January and February combined.

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GM Developing A Buick Version Of Chevy Volt

Word was leaked yesterday about a Buick version of the Chevrolet Volt being developed by GM.

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Obama Commits To 'Green-Only' Government Auto Fleet by 2015

An expected announcement today by President Barack Obama will outline the federal government’s commitment to buy only advanced technology vehicles by 2015.

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Chevrolet Volt Battery Plant Resumes Production

A Japanese factory that makes batteries for the Chevrolet Volt is back online today after being temporarily shut down since the March 11th earthquake.

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Chevy Volt May Face Transmission Delays, Due to Japan's Earthquake

The ongoing crisis in Japan is continuing to impact automakers and the entire industry, even American companies. Japanese suppliers of the Chevrolet Volt’s transmission have been disrupted by the nuclear situation, which has a chance to delay production of the hot-selling electric car.

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General Motors Cuts $10,000 From Volt, Plans For Higher Oil Prices

For all the dismissive attitudes surrounding GM CEO Dan Akerson, his latest machinations seem particularly astute, even if they don’t quite jibe with the tastes of “car guys”.

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