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By Zach McDonald ·
August 15, 2012

Chevy Volt Driver Sees Level 1 As Perfect Tool

Mark Renburke lives in what he describes as a "somewhat rural area," where public Level 2 charging stations can be hard to come by. Still, he says he frequently puts upwards of 100 electric-only miles on his Volt over the course of a day, thanks to careful planning and his willingness to ask just about anyone for temporary access to their standard, 120-volt outlet.

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By Eric Loveday ·
August 14, 2012

When It Comes to Sales, Is Chevy Volt a "Game Changer?"

In 2009, General Motors said that the Chevy Volt would be a game-changer. Three years later, where does the Volt rank in terms of sales compared to conventional hybrids?

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By Zach McDonald ·
August 10, 2012

Sometimes EVs Don't Meet Needs of Most Passionate Supporters

FIve years ago, teacher and musician Bob Ostertag swore off owning a car until one came out that could cut him completely off of gasoline. Unfortunately, that day still hasn't come.

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By Nick Kurczewski ·
August 08, 2012

Chevrolet Volt Lease Was Competitive, Now a Steal

When General Motors first released pricing for the Chevrolet Volt two years ago, the lopsided low lease price raised eyebrows. By playing with the Volt's residual value, G.M. was able to set the $40,000-plus Volt's lease price at nearly identical terms to the lease for the $32,000 Nissan LEAF. The Volt lease got even better over time, and was recently named the number one best lease deal in July by TrueCar.com.

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By Eric Loveday ·
August 01, 2012

Volt Sales Steady in July 2012, LEAF Still In Slump

Nissan reported that sales of its electric LEAF checked in at only 395 units in July 2012. That's a big drop from the 931 LEAFs sold in July 2011. Meanwhile, sales of the Chevy Volt increased a bit with General Motors reporting it sold 1,849 units in July 2012.

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By Eric Loveday ·
July 24, 2012

Chevy Volt Owners Often Exceed 40 Miles of Electric-Only Range

According to Chevy Volt drivers posting on online forum users, the extended-range electric vehicle can easily exceed 40 miles in electric-only mode. Some Volt owners even report surpassing 60 miles on a single charge.

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By Eric Loveday ·
July 12, 2012

Chevy Offers 60-Day "Free" Trial on All 2012, 2013 Vehicles, Including Volt

Chevrolet says buyers who don't absolutely love their recently purchase Chevy vehicles can return them for a refund within 60 days. And this exceptional promo offer even includes the Chevy Volt.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 10, 2012

Used EV Resales Values Hold Firm, But Deals Can Be Had

The plug-in car market is so new that, until recently, it’s been nearly impossible to get a track on how much a used Leaf, Volt, Roadster or Karma might be. But that’s changing. Early signs indicate that plug-in electric cars are retaining much of their value.

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By Eric Loveday ·
July 03, 2012

Chevy Volt Sales Still Strong in June 2012, Nissan LEAF Slump Continues

With half of 2012 now in the books, it seems evident that the US is fond of the Chevy Volt. Sales of the Volt have been strong throughout most of 2012, but the Nissan LEAF continues to struggle.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 15, 2012

Demand for Chevy Volt on the Rise in California

California's various incentives (single occupant HOV lane access and a $1,500 rebate from the state), combined with gas prices that are still hovering at or above $4 per gallon, are driving up demand for the Chevy Volt. But General Motors is also starting to find compelling marketing messages to sell the Volt.

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