Chevrolet Volt production to end March 2019

We are ending production of the Volt March 1, 2019 Earlier today General Motors announced the upcoming closure of several of its production factories including the Detroit-Hamtrack Assembly plant in Detroit. That plant is the birthplace of the Chevy Volt. GM has invested heavily in ‘highly efficient vehicle architectures’ including crossovers and SUVs, and they… Continue reading Chevrolet Volt production to end March 2019

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Bosch offers wireless charging for Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is now offering a wireless battery charging system for owners of the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt electric vehicles. The cost is about $3000 plus installation. That fee covers the 240 volt Level 2 charging station, an adapter for the vehicle, and a floor mounted charging pad. The wall unit connects… Continue reading Bosch offers wireless charging for Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt

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Chevrolet Volt price to drop up to $10,000 for next generation

As a speaker at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference in Laguna Niguel, California, GM’s CEO Dan Akerson had some announcements to make about the Chevy Volt. “…in this next generation we think we can decrease the price on the order of $7,000 to $10,000, without decontenting.” The Volt is currently priced at $39,145, so if GM… Continue reading Chevrolet Volt price to drop up to $10,000 for next generation

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Cadillac ELR performance boosted compared to Volt

At the Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR received much of the buzz and was awarded the Eyes on Design award as Best Production Vehicle. The original concept was unveiled in 2009 and dubbed the Converj – that means it’s been a near 4 year process to get to this point. Tim Kozub is the… Continue reading Cadillac ELR performance boosted compared to Volt

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Cadillac ELR on a testing run in Southern California

Cadillac ELR in full camouflage, release is next week

The Cadillac ELR will be revelead January 15th at the North American International Auto Show, and to get the press buzzing, Cadillac has released an image of it in full camouflage driving through the mountains of Southern California during development testing. Cadillac ELR Chief engineer Chris Thomason says “Cadillac customers are going to enjoy the… Continue reading Cadillac ELR in full camouflage, release is next week

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Cutaway of 2013 Chevy Spark EV showing battery pack and motor

Chevy Spark EV – more details from GM with photos

AutoBlog Green was among some of the media invited to GM’s Electrification Experience in Sausalito, CA this past week. Besides press releases and info about GM’s electrification plans in general, the press was also given some seat time behind the wheel of a final prototype of the 2013 Chevy Spark EV. Here’s what AutoBlog Green… Continue reading Chevy Spark EV – more details from GM with photos

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Austin community works with GM on Volt testing project

A 700 acre community in Austin is taking part in a Chevy Volt test in an effort to consume less energy. The community, called Pecan Street, is also working with Sony, Whirlpool and Intel. 100 Chevy Volt range extended electric vehicles were offered to Pecan Street residents on a priority basis last September before the… Continue reading Austin community works with GM on Volt testing project

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Chevy Volt owners travel 100 million miles, mostly electric

The Chevrolet Volt website keeps a log of the total miles driven by all of the Volts currently out in the wild – on the road, being used in everyday life. This is done via the in-car data system that sends info to Chevrolet as part of the rich media infotainment system. Chevrolet reports that… Continue reading Chevy Volt owners travel 100 million miles, mostly electric

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Even Kelley Blue Book seems anti-EV

The new onslaught of vehicle technology, including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, has consumers and experts alike confused, or so it seems. Kelley Blue Book has started a new rating called ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ and awards, and the winner in the electric vehicle category for 2012 was the Chevy Volt. KBB… Continue reading Even Kelley Blue Book seems anti-EV

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