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Aging Chevy Volt Awarded 2015 Electric/Hybrid Best Buy

Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now?

Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vegicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model its 2015 Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy.

In doing so the 2015 Volt was chosen over the Ni More

Wait. Isn’t the Chevy Volt an old model and about to be retired with the reveal of the 2016 just more than a month and a week from now?

Yes, but adding to a long list of awards since the beginning of the plug-in “extended-range electric vegicle” Kelley Blue Book just named the outgoing model its 2015 Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy.

In doing so the 2015 Volt was chosen over the Ni More

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2015 Chevy Volt Wins Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Buys Of 2015: Electric Hybrid” (w/video)

Despite being due for a major overhaul, the Chevrolet Volt is still capturing awards, like this latest “Best Buys of 2015: Electric/Hybrid” from Kelley Blue Book.

KBB states:

“Unique technology and strong value drive the Chevrolet Volt to victory as our Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy for 2015.”

“That the Chevy Volt stands atop our list of Electric/Hybrid Best B More

Despite being due for a major overhaul, the Chevrolet Volt is still capturing awards, like this latest “Best Buys of 2015: Electric/Hybrid” from Kelley Blue Book.

KBB states:

“Unique technology and strong value drive the Chevrolet Volt to victory as our Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy for 2015.”

“That the Chevy Volt stands atop our list of Electric/Hybrid Best B More

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GM promises big performance improvements for Volt

Chevrolet’s Volt plug-in hybrid was born in crisis, coming to market not long after General Motors’ June 2009 bankruptcy. You’d expect the company would have learned a few lessons along the way.

And it has, says CEO Mary Barra. You’ll see proof in January at Detroit’s auto show.

When the 2016 Volt launches in the second half of 2015, it will represent a significant leap for More

Chevrolet’s Volt plug-in hybrid was born in crisis, coming to market not long after General Motors’ June 2009 bankruptcy. You’d expect the company would have learned a few lessons along the way.

And it has, says CEO Mary Barra. You’ll see proof in January at Detroit’s auto show.

When the 2016 Volt launches in the second half of 2015, it will represent a significant leap for More

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Nissan Leaf makes it 19 in a row for record sales; Chevy Volt drops 21 percent

The Nissan Leaf continues its streak of “best month ever” sales with 2,881 EVs sold in September. Compared to the 1,953 sold in September 2013, that represents an increase of 47.5 percent and, as Nissan itself must be tired of saying by now, it marks yet another best month ever, same as last month and now the 19th in a row. Okay, sure, we know, Nissan will tout this run for as long as More

The Nissan Leaf continues its streak of “best month ever” sales with 2,881 EVs sold in September. Compared to the 1,953 sold in September 2013, that represents an increase of 47.5 percent and, as Nissan itself must be tired of saying by now, it marks yet another best month ever, same as last month and now the 19th in a row. Okay, sure, we know, Nissan will tout this run for as long as More

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Chevy Volt Gets Handful Of Changes For 2015 Model Year

Just like its Cruze platform mate, the first-generation Chevy Volt is nearing the end of its model cycle. And given that the all-new D2XX-based Volt is one to two model years away from reaching the market, General Motors is giving the 2015 Volt a handful of slight changes to keep it relatively fresh (not that it’s in any way outdated).
2015 Chevrolet Volt in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

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Just like its Cruze platform mate, the first-generation Chevy Volt is nearing the end of its model cycle. And given that the all-new D2XX-based Volt is one to two model years away from reaching the market, General Motors is giving the 2015 Volt a handful of slight changes to keep it relatively fresh (not that it’s in any way outdated).
2015 Chevrolet Volt in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

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More Affordable Version of 2016 Chevrolet Volt in the Works

With the plug-in hybrid segment is becoming more crowded and competitive, it appears as though Chevrolet is gearing up for battle. Reports suggest the automaker is planning a second and more affordable version of the next-gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt so that it could beat its rivals in both range and price.
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With the plug-in hybrid segment is becoming more crowded and competitive, it appears as though Chevrolet is gearing up for battle. Reports suggest the automaker is planning a second and more affordable version of the next-gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt so that it could beat its rivals in both range and price.
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2012 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in
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2015 Chevrolet Volt Expected To Have 60-Mile Electric Range

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Volt is expected to feature two powertrain offerings and a battery range of 60 miles, an industry source told Edmunds.com.

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General Motors will continue to offer the plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the 2014 Volt for a base model that may cost thousands less. The added trim option will have a new, more efficient electric motor and lit More

The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Volt is expected to feature two powertrain offerings and a battery range of 60 miles, an industry source told Edmunds.com.

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General Motors will continue to offer the plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the 2014 Volt for a base model that may cost thousands less. The added trim option will have a new, more efficient electric motor and lit More

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2015 Chevrolet Volt Expected To Expand Range, Double Powertrain Offerings

Just the Facts:

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has one powertrain, but the redesigned model debuting in late 2015 will give buyers two choices, Edmunds has learned.
The base model likely will carry a lower sticker price.
The next-generation battery pack and electric motor will give the Volt a longer range.

DETROIT — The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hy More

Just the Facts:

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has one powertrain, but the redesigned model debuting in late 2015 will give buyers two choices, Edmunds has learned.
The base model likely will carry a lower sticker price.
The next-generation battery pack and electric motor will give the Volt a longer range.

DETROIT — The 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hy More

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First Comparison: BMW i3 vs. Chevrolet Volt

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Extended-range electric cars: It’s a mouthful of a phrase. It also turns out to be the ideal compromise between the advantages of an electric car and the advantages of a gasoline engine car.

Many people do most of their driving to and from work, and they could charge their car at home as well as at work. However, they also need to be prepared for the unexp More

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Extended-range electric cars: It’s a mouthful of a phrase. It also turns out to be the ideal compromise between the advantages of an electric car and the advantages of a gasoline engine car.

Many people do most of their driving to and from work, and they could charge their car at home as well as at work. However, they also need to be prepared for the unexp More

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Chevy Volt owner surprised to see electric bill go down after getting his Volt, but also knows why

You’d think that your electric bill would go up after buying a car that charges using electricity, right? However, that’s not always the case. One new Chevy Volt owner recently expressed great surprise over on a Chevy Volt forum after getting his Volt and then receiving an electric bill that was considerably lower than his normal bill. In this case, there seems to be one key reason why More

You’d think that your electric bill would go up after buying a car that charges using electricity, right? However, that’s not always the case. One new Chevy Volt owner recently expressed great surprise over on a Chevy Volt forum after getting his Volt and then receiving an electric bill that was considerably lower than his normal bill. In this case, there seems to be one key reason why More

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Chevy Volt Crossed 400 Million EV Miles Today (Update)

“See the USA–in your Chevrolet” is the ancient jingle for Chevy’s 20th-century internal combustion engines. The Volt is looking to exceed 133,333 electric-only trips across the USA today, enough to walk the Great Wall of China 30,000 times, as GM’s Jeff Cobb puts it.

Chevy Volt hits 400 million mile electric-only mark.But 400 million miles is probably the easiest way to express th More

“See the USA–in your Chevrolet” is the ancient jingle for Chevy’s 20th-century internal combustion engines. The Volt is looking to exceed 133,333 electric-only trips across the USA today, enough to walk the Great Wall of China 30,000 times, as GM’s Jeff Cobb puts it.

Chevy Volt hits 400 million mile electric-only mark.But 400 million miles is probably the easiest way to express th More

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Volt Tops J.D. Power Dependability List; Wins US News Best For the Money; Chevy Going Green(er)

The 2011 Volt ranked number one in the compact class of J.D. Powers 25th annual Vehicle Dependability rankings.

This, it did while four cylinders gas cars have broke a streak and declined for the first time in over a decade, as you’ll see.

NOTE: I know the engineers are smart, and materials science improved, but as manufacturers push 100 horsepower per liter from some force-inducti More

The 2011 Volt ranked number one in the compact class of J.D. Powers 25th annual Vehicle Dependability rankings.

This, it did while four cylinders gas cars have broke a streak and declined for the first time in over a decade, as you’ll see.

NOTE: I know the engineers are smart, and materials science improved, but as manufacturers push 100 horsepower per liter from some force-inducti More

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Chevy Volt 2.0 vs. the Tesla Gen 3 Launch Strategy

“Our new car, the Super-Duper Electric 101, with 300 miles of range, is $39,999 and is shipping TODAY.” — Said no auto executive at a launch event, ever.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — No, the auto industry is not Steve Jobs introducing the next iPhone. Typically, a car company (1) shows a prototype two years before the car hits the showroom and then (2) shows the final prod More

“Our new car, the Super-Duper Electric 101, with 300 miles of range, is $39,999 and is shipping TODAY.” — Said no auto executive at a launch event, ever.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — No, the auto industry is not Steve Jobs introducing the next iPhone. Typically, a car company (1) shows a prototype two years before the car hits the showroom and then (2) shows the final prod More

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Chevy Volt Owner Switching To Ford Fusion Energi Rather Than BMW i3

A Chevy Volt owner recently offered an explanation to his Volt-owning colleagues (can we can you guys Volt-heads?) as to why he is moving on from the Chevy Volt, why he decided to drop his plan to get a BMW i3, and why he’s stoked about his upcoming Ford Fusion Energi. It’s a very interesting read, originally published over in the GM-Volt.com forum (minor editing below). Check it out!
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A Chevy Volt owner recently offered an explanation to his Volt-owning colleagues (can we can you guys Volt-heads?) as to why he is moving on from the Chevy Volt, why he decided to drop his plan to get a BMW i3, and why he’s stoked about his upcoming Ford Fusion Energi. It’s a very interesting read, originally published over in the GM-Volt.com forum (minor editing below). Check it out!
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Chevy Volt 2.0 vs. the Tesla Gen 3 Launch Strategy

“Our new car, the Super-Duper Electric 101, with 300 miles of range, is $39,999 and is shipping TODAY.” — Said no auto executive at a launch event, ever.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — No, the auto industry is not Steve Jobs introducing the next iPhone. Typically, a car company (1) shows a prototype two years before the car hits the showroom and then (2) shows the final prod More

“Our new car, the Super-Duper Electric 101, with 300 miles of range, is $39,999 and is shipping TODAY.” — Said no auto executive at a launch event, ever.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — No, the auto industry is not Steve Jobs introducing the next iPhone. Typically, a car company (1) shows a prototype two years before the car hits the showroom and then (2) shows the final prod More

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Dismal Chevy Spark EV Sales Make the Volt Look Good

Barra and VoltThe final tallies for 2013 sales are in for the Chevy Volt and its little sister, the Chevy Spark EV. The results are ugly.

While the Volt relies on both a gas engine and electric power, the Spark is actually an electric-only vehicle, assumedly designed to compete with the all-electric Nissan Leaf which had sales of 22,610 for the year. The Spark EV did not compete well, with More

Barra and VoltThe final tallies for 2013 sales are in for the Chevy Volt and its little sister, the Chevy Spark EV. The results are ugly.

While the Volt relies on both a gas engine and electric power, the Spark is actually an electric-only vehicle, assumedly designed to compete with the all-electric Nissan Leaf which had sales of 22,610 for the year. The Spark EV did not compete well, with More

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2016 Chevy Volt Could Have 200 Miles Of Electric Range

volt-conceptThree years ago this month, GM launched the Chevy Volt as an “extended range electric vehicle, though most people refer to it as a plug-in hybrid. But the next-gen Chevy Volt really could be an EREV with up to 200 miles of range per charge, if soon-to-retire CEO Dan Akerson’s comments have any amount of truth to them. Dare we hope?

In a multi-page interview with Businessweek More

volt-conceptThree years ago this month, GM launched the Chevy Volt as an “extended range electric vehicle, though most people refer to it as a plug-in hybrid. But the next-gen Chevy Volt really could be an EREV with up to 200 miles of range per charge, if soon-to-retire CEO Dan Akerson’s comments have any amount of truth to them. Dare we hope?

In a multi-page interview with Businessweek More

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True Cost Of Owning A Chevy Volt Might Surprise

Our friends over at Edmunds have a nifty little True Cost of Ownership calculator, and the results are giving our other friends over at GM-Volt.com something to cheer about. When you plug the numbers into Edmunds’s proprietary system, you come up with a five year cost of ownership for the Chevy Volt that is thousands less — yes, less, than the retail price.

That makes sense since one f More

Our friends over at Edmunds have a nifty little True Cost of Ownership calculator, and the results are giving our other friends over at GM-Volt.com something to cheer about. When you plug the numbers into Edmunds’s proprietary system, you come up with a five year cost of ownership for the Chevy Volt that is thousands less — yes, less, than the retail price.

That makes sense since one f More

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Chevy Volt Owners Drive More Electric Miles Than Nissan Leaf Drivers: Why?

Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of “range anxiety” really lead drivers to cover more miles?

It’s a kind of chicken-or-egg question, but it came to mind when our author Matthew Klippenstein sent us some data.

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

On average, owners of th More

Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of “range anxiety” really lead drivers to cover more miles?

It’s a kind of chicken-or-egg question, but it came to mind when our author Matthew Klippenstein sent us some data.

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

On average, owners of th More

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Mike Castrucci Chevrolet offers special lease pricing on 2014 Chevy Volt

Popular Chevy electric vehicle available near Cincinnati
By Mike Castrucci Chevrolet
Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 – 2:59 pm

MILFORD, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Touted as the everyday electric car with gas for longer trips, the 2014 Chevy Volt is quickly gaining recognition as a true electric solution in its class of automobiles. Ranked by More

Popular Chevy electric vehicle available near Cincinnati
By Mike Castrucci Chevrolet
Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 – 2:59 pm

MILFORD, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Touted as the everyday electric car with gas for longer trips, the 2014 Chevy Volt is quickly gaining recognition as a true electric solution in its class of automobiles. Ranked by More

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Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

Testing three leading plug-in hybrids — the Honda Accord, the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion Energi — feels like a glimpse into the future of driving.

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi distinguishes itself in build quality and fit and finish. Too bad it seems to lag behind its EPA efficiency claims in real-world driving. (Ford / November 1, 2013)

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Testing three leading plug-in hybrids — the Honda Accord, the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion Energi — feels like a glimpse into the future of driving.

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi distinguishes itself in build quality and fit and finish. Too bad it seems to lag behind its EPA efficiency claims in real-world driving. (Ford / November 1, 2013)

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Musk: Why Tesla’s Model S Beats the Chevy Volt

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Market Trend Just One Element of Volt Price Cut, GM Exec Says

Vice President Chris Perry also says the auto maker’s large pickup inventories are swinging in favor of ’14 models and calls the new Chevy Corvette Stingray a no-excuses sports car.

Competitive forces help motivate Chevy Volt price cut, GM says.
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Vice President Chris Perry also says the auto maker’s large pickup inventories are swinging in favor of ’14 models and calls the new Chevy Corvette Stingray a no-excuses sports car.

Competitive forces help motivate Chevy Volt price cut, GM says.
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Chevy Volt Educating Americans One Sale at a Time

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Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Cars Now Have Battery Cells Made In U.S.

Over the next few months, the Chevrolet Volt will get just that little bit more American–as its battery cells are now produced in the U.S.

Korean battery maker LG Chem opened a plant in Holland, Michigan two years ago, and production of lithium-ion cells for Chevy’s range-extended plug-in Volt is now finally underway.

It could be a few months before Volts with Michigan-ma More

Over the next few months, the Chevrolet Volt will get just that little bit more American–as its battery cells are now produced in the U.S.

Korean battery maker LG Chem opened a plant in Holland, Michigan two years ago, and production of lithium-ion cells for Chevy’s range-extended plug-in Volt is now finally underway.

It could be a few months before Volts with Michigan-ma More

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Chevy Volt Educating Americans One Sale at a Time

PORTLAND, OR – All things considered, Cristi Landy might have the toughest job at General Motors.

As Chevrolet’s small- and electrified-car marketing chief, Landy must educate Americans about the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. It’s a task she readily admits might be greater than anyone at the auto maker anticipated when the car launched three years ago.

“It’s More

PORTLAND, OR – All things considered, Cristi Landy might have the toughest job at General Motors.

As Chevrolet’s small- and electrified-car marketing chief, Landy must educate Americans about the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. It’s a task she readily admits might be greater than anyone at the auto maker anticipated when the car launched three years ago.

“It’s More

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GM enabling solar powered electric car charging with smart grid API’s in Volt

GM and TimberRock are developing support for an integrated solar power system, with grid energy storage and electric car charging, enabling smart grid goodness.

Electric cars are often pictured in front of wind t More

GM and TimberRock are developing support for an integrated solar power system, with grid energy storage and electric car charging, enabling smart grid goodness.

Electric cars are often pictured in front of wind t More

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Won’t Launch Until August Or Later

Last year we reported Chevrolet had begun 2013 Volt production in early June, and by July they were shipping to dealerships, but this year, it appears nothing more regarding the 2014 Volt will be even announced until August.

This deviates from previous word we received a few months ago when we were told 2014 details would be announced in June 2013, but that month came and went without expla More

Last year we reported Chevrolet had begun 2013 Volt production in early June, and by July they were shipping to dealerships, but this year, it appears nothing more regarding the 2014 Volt will be even announced until August.

This deviates from previous word we received a few months ago when we were told 2014 details would be announced in June 2013, but that month came and went without expla More

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Production Begins July 15th, Production Cadillac ELR To Debut August 18th

If you go to General Motor’s Hamtramck, Michigan facility today where the Chevy Volt is assembled, you will find it idled for summer shutdown. But come back Monday July 15th, and you’ll discover that 2014 model year Volts are starting to run off the lin More

If you go to General Motor’s Hamtramck, Michigan facility today where the Chevy Volt is assembled, you will find it idled for summer shutdown. But come back Monday July 15th, and you’ll discover that 2014 model year Volts are starting to run off the lin More

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Evatran, Bosch Bring Inductive (Wireless) Charging To The Chevy Volt

Imagine you’re on your way home after a busy and hectic day at the office. You’re making your way down the street leading up to your home in your Chevy Volt, which is in EV mode thanks to the charging station at work. It’s late, you More

Imagine you’re on your way home after a busy and hectic day at the office. You’re making your way down the street leading up to your home in your Chevy Volt, which is in EV mode thanks to the charging station at work. It’s late, you More

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GM Ups Chevy Volt Incentives as Demand Wanes

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids have been around long enough to become an everyday part of carbuying — so much so that there’s now something of a price war playing out among the high-efficiency humpbacks. The newest warrior: Chevrolet, which has added a $4,000 rebate to its poky-selling Chevy Volt to match price cuts from Nissan and Toyota. The cash-back offer from Chevy, which can be sw More

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids have been around long enough to become an everyday part of carbuying — so much so that there’s now something of a price war playing out among the high-efficiency humpbacks. The newest warrior: Chevrolet, which has added a $4,000 rebate to its poky-selling Chevy Volt to match price cuts from Nissan and Toyota. The cash-back offer from Chevy, which can be sw More

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