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Report: 2016 Chevrolet Volt due next year with new evolutionary styling

Edmunds reports that a new Chevrolet Volt is due next year as a 2016 model, sporting some evolutionary styling changes. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Chevrolet wants to maintain the recognition of the Volt with source saying that it will be “different, but not drastically different.” The new Volt will ride on a new front-wheel […]

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Cadillac ELR available for lease at $699/month

Cadillac has just knocked down a barrier to ELR, uh, lesseeship. With some stipulations, the $75,000 plug in hybrid coupe is now available for those with qualified credit for $699 per month. The 32,500-mile lease lasts 39 months after one forks over a $5,000 deposit at the lease signing. The ELR is a snappy, two-door, […]

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Report: General Motors in the works with a new compact EV, to have a 200-mile range

During an exclusive interview with GM’s current CEO, Dan Akerson, amidst the appointment of the American auto giant’s new leader, Mary Barra, Akerson disclosed that General Motors is in the works with a new compact EV. Details were kept to a minimum, but the new model was described to offer a range of around 200 […]

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Some dealers to stop selling Chevy Volt due to high cost of service tools

The Chevrolet Volt may be GM’s pride and joy but some Chevy dealers have decided to stop selling the car due to the high-cost of tools needed to service the plug-in hybrid vehicles. Last month, GM sent out a letter to Chevrolet dealers that additional tools will cost $5,100 to keep selling and servicing the […]

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Chevrolet Volt owners have driven more than 100 million all-electric miles

Chevrolet announced that Volt owners have collectively driven more than 100 million all-electric miles since the plug-in hybrid went on sale two years ago. Chevy said that on average, Volt owners travel more than 65 percent on pure electric-power and only end up using gas for longer trips. Read our review on the Chevrolet Volt. “The […]

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GM: We plan to have 500,000 vehicles with electrification by 2017

GM announced today that it will have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017. The company said that its main focus will be plug-in hybrid technology. “The plug-in offers a unique opportunity to change the way people commute,” Mary Barra, senior vice president of Global Product Development told […]

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Study: Electric-cars won’t make a big impact until prices fall

Sales of plug-in hybrid, electric cars and hybrid vehicles in the United States are rising but according to a new study by J.D. Power and Associates, they won’t gain real traction until automakers lower prices and show some real economic benefits of purchasing such vehicles. Read our review on the Chevrolet Volt. While sales of electric […]

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Consumer Reports lists Top 10 most reliable American cars, GM shines

Consumer Reports has released its latest latest predicted reliability results, from the 2012 Annual Auto Survey. Along with the survey, the publication has released the list of top 10 most reliable American cars. “We’re often asked how the domestics’ reliability stacks up, especially with some people wanting to specifically buy American,” Consumer Reports said in […]

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Report: GM to update software glitch on 2013 Chevrolet Volt models

GM said today that it will be updating the software on about 4,000 units of the 2013 model Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids to fix an issue that can cause the electric motor to shut down while in motion. The issue only affects 2013 model year Volts – when owners use the delayed charging function. Read […]

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Report: UCSD researches say new lithium-ion battery tech could cut cost, increase charge times

Researchers from University of California, San Diego say that they have figured out a way to better estimate what goes on inside lithium ion batteries. The breakthrough could lead to lower battery costs and faster charging times for lithium-ion batteries used in electric-vehicles. An algorithm has been put together by professor Miroslav Krstic and postdoctoral […]

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