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By Brad Berman ·
December 14, 2010

Chevy Amp, An Extended-Range Crossover, Heads to Detroit Auto Show

As the first units of the Chevy Volt reach dealerships, General Motors will need to start showing that its extended-range electric propulsion system is not a one-hit wonder. Enter the Chevy Amp, a five-passenger small crossover vehicle, that Car and Driver says could debut at the Detroit auto show in January.

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By Nick Chambers ·
December 06, 2010

Hertz Details Hourly Electric Car Rentals Including Nissan, Chevy, Mitsubishi, Tesla, Smart, and Coda

Betting that curious consumers will want to spend some extended time behind the wheel before committing, Hertz will offer by-the-hour electric car rentals starting this month in select markets.

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By harechevy ·
December 01, 2010

Chevy Volt Unplugged: Initial Thoughts from Five Normal Indiana Guys

I have been closely following the Chevy Volt's progress for as long as I have worked at Hare Chevrolet. So many things about the vehicle and the topics that surround it interest me that I jumped at the chance to go see it in person. The Chevy Volt Unplugged Tour was stopping two-and-a-half hours away in Chicago. After pulling a few strings with the wonderful social media folks at GM, I had secured an invite for myself and a few friends to the private Volt event at the Craftsman Experience. Listed in no particular order are our thoughts on the Volt after seeing it and driving it.

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By Zach McDonald ·
December 01, 2010

Motor Trend Strikes Back at Limbaugh Over Car of the Year Criticism

It's no secret that Rush Limbaugh isn't a fan of "Government Motors" or its Chevy Volt, but when he took aim at Motor Trend magazine's credibility last week in response to the publication naming the Volt its Car of the Year, Rush may have miscalculated how much easier it is to attack a non-sentient automobile than one of the world's top publications specializing in them.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 30, 2010

First Chevy Volt For Sale to Benefit Charity; GM Adds 1,000 Employees For Next Gen EVs

As Chevy Volts start actually reaching customers, GM has announced that the first vehicle available for sale will be auctioned off for charity and, beginning today, GM will add 1,000 employees to "significantly expand" the company's vehicle electrification expertise including development of future hybrids and Volt-like vehicles.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 24, 2010

EPA Rates Chevy Volt at 93 MPG, or 60 MPG or 35 MPG, Depending

One day after the all-electric Nissan LEAF received its 99-mpg (equivalent) rating from the EPA, General Motors announced the Chevy Volt will carry a rating of 93 mpg while running purely on electricity, and 37 mpg in so-called “charge-sustaining” mode. What do these number mean? That's hard to say.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 16, 2010

Automobile Magazine and Motor Trend Both Announce Chevy Volt as Car of the Year

Automobile Magazine and Motor Trend simultaneously announced today that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the Car/Automobile of the Year. This will certainly be only the first of many best-of-the-year awards given to the Volt and other electric cars by mainstream automotive media, which have previously been reluctant to praise electric propulsion. Automobile Magazine’s technical editor Don Sherman said, “This is not to suggest that Ferrari’s screaming eight-and twelve-cylinder engines are obsolete…nor that hybrid vehicles are passé. But we are convinced that electric propulsion is ready to finally assume a significant role as one of several powertrain options for the future.”

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By Zach McDonald ·
November 12, 2010

GE Will Purchase 25,000 Plug-ins, 12,000 Chevy Volts

General Electric confirmed yesterday that it will purchase 25,000 electric vehicles over the next few years, after CEO Jeffery Immelt made informal statements to that effect late last month. GE will replace at least half of its 30,000-strong vehicle fleet with plug-ins, with the remainder of the cars going to customers of its fleet management business. GE says 12,000 of the cars will be the Chevy Volt.

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By Zach McDonald ·
October 26, 2010

Could a Poor IPO Showing Put GM's Voltec Program in Neutral?

When General Motors comes back to the New York Stock Exchange next month after nearly 18 months away, a successful IPO could help ring in the dawn of a new day for the company. But if a report in The Detroit Bureau is correct, the importance of November's IPO showing could be much more than symbolic in determining what that day will look like.

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By Zach McDonald ·
October 26, 2010

Chevy Invites Potential Customers to Build a Volt

As if we needed any further confirmation that the Volt is both real and available for purchase soon, Chevy has added the car to its website's “Build Your Own” function, which allows customers to play with different color, trim and options packages, find local dealerships, and get price quotes.

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