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By Eric Loveday ·
January 24, 2012

Chevy Volt Misinformation Is Affecting Sales

GM spokesperson Rob Peterson confirmed to Automotive News that Volt "ordering is down," which he says is due to a "lot of misinformation that has swirled over the past month." Select Chevrolet dealers from New York to California are reportedly turning down Chevy Volts until the negative media buzz dies down.

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By Eric Loveday ·
January 23, 2012

Chevy Volts Built After Feb. 6 to Qualify for California's Coveted HOV Stickers

Beginning on February 6, General Motors will manufacture Chevy Volts that meet California's e-AT-PZEV status, thus enabling the Volt to qualify for the state's highly coveted green High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) stickers.

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By Dan Whisler ·
January 18, 2012

High School Driving Instructor Marvels at Chevy Volt

It has been an interesting and exciting first week for our High School Environmental Science - Chevy Volt Project. We drove several extra short test trips, as quite a few people were anxious to get behind the wheel to see what it’s all about. "I had heard about the Chevy Volt for a while. I had envisioned that it must be like driving a really nice electric golf cart," said Brennan Riffle, our driving instructor at Sterling High. "After having a chance to drive the Volt, these preconceived notions were shattered."

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By Brad Berman ·
January 12, 2012

NHTSA Satisfied With Chevy Volt Modifications, But Is Case Closed?

US safety regulators, including representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), are apparently satisfied with the set of Chevrolet Volt modifications detailed last week by General Motors. The NHTSA will "conclude its investigation soon," according to Agency administrator David Strickland.

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By Dan Whisler ·
January 10, 2012

Using Chevy Volt to Teach Environmental Science

I wear a lot of hats. I teach biology, anatomy and physiology, and environmental science classes at Sterling High School (SHS) in Sterling, Kansas. I’m a Chevy Volt driver. And as of this week, I’m the project director for a new adventure in learning: the SHS Chevy Volt Project. The Volt educational project was sparked by a "What If" comment during discussion of an assignment in one of my Environmental Science classes last winter.

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By Eric Loveday ·
January 05, 2012

GM Finalizes Set of Modifications for Chevy Volt Battery Intrusion Fire Issue

General Motors finalized a set of enhancements to the vehicle structure and battery coolant system in the Chevrolet Volt to protect the battery from the rare possibility of an electrical fire occurring after a severe crash. These enhancements come in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into the Volt's post crash battery-safety issues.

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 05, 2012

Extend the EV Tax Credits - Why the Washington Post Editorial Team is Wrong

The burgeoning electric car industry is under attack more fervently than it has been since the modern resurgence began. Misinformation and, sometimes, a willful disregard for the facts has led to a drive to take away the tax credits that help them gain a foothold, but getting rid of those supportive policies would be incredibly shortsighted.

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By Eric Loveday ·
January 04, 2012

Tally of Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt Sales for 2011

With 2011 now over, the year-to-date numbers show that the Nissan LEAF outsold the Chevy Volt by 2,003 units. Though both automakers came up short of hitting their 2011 sales targets, it was Nissan who came closest to matching its announced sales forecast.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 03, 2012

Republican Congressman Calls for Cancellation of $7,500 Plug-in Vehicle Tax Credit

Republican Congressman Mike Kelly represents Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district, but earns his living selling vehicles at Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, a dealership located in Butler, Penn. Last week, Kelly introduced legislation calling for the cancellation of the US' $7,500 plug-in vehicle tax credit. Kelly, openly critical of the Chevy Volt, says that "gambling hard-earned taxpayer dollars in green projects and industries that are more politically than performance driven."

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By Eric Loveday ·
December 31, 2011

Yahoo! Lists Chevy Volt as One of 2011's Worst Product Flops

Yahoo! Finance has listed the Chevy Volt as one of the top ten worst product flops in 2011. While we don't agree with the Volt's placement on this worst-of 2011 list, Yahoo! does make a few valid points in regards to the Volt's bumpy 2011.

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