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By Eric Loveday ·
June 14, 2012

Chevy Volt Could Use Turbocharged 2.0-Liter Ecotec in 2014

InsideEVs.com quotes an undisclosed source at GM, who revealed that the 2014 Chevrolet Volt will ditch its 83-horsepower 1.4-liter range-extending engine. Instead, the company will use GM's 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder engine.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
June 11, 2012

Shopping and Charging: What's Not to Like?

Thanks to Whole Foods, I recharged my Volt while running the usual Saturday errands. Can you imagine getting free gas this way? Here's a timeline.

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By Eric Loveday ·
June 07, 2012

2013 Chevy Volt's Electric Range Jumps to 38 Miles

2013 is a year of change for the Chevy Volt. For starters, the Volt's electric-only range increases to 38 miles and its MPGe rating jumps to 98. Yet despite the improvements, the Volt's $39,995 price tag will remain unchanged.

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By Eric Loveday ·
June 05, 2012

NADA Says LEAF and Volt Retain Nearly All the Value after One Year

According to the NADA Guide, a typically equipped 2011 LEAF SV has an average trade-in value of $23,975—95 percent of its after-federal-tax-credit sticker price of $25,280. Meanwhile, NADA Guide lists the average trade-in value for a typically equipped 2011 Chevy Volt at $29,325—90 percent of its after-credit sticker price of $32,780.

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By Eric Loveday ·
June 01, 2012

Chevy Volt Sales Grow in May, Nissan LEAF Slump Continues

Nissan reports that sales of the electric LEAF checked in at 510 units in May. Meanwhile, sales of the Chevy Volt remain strong with General Motors reporting it sold 1,680 units in May 2012, compared to only 481 Volts sold in May 2011.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 29, 2012

Chevy Volt Buyers Trading In Toyota Prius

Nearly two-thirds of Chevrolet Volt buyers have traded in non-General Motors vehicles when purchasing their plug-in hybrid Chevy. Chevy Volt sales data reveals that the most traded-in vehicles include the Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry, Honda Civic and BMW 3 Series. This speaks to the brand benefits of making and selling a plug-in vehicle.

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 11, 2012

Cars.com Lists Chevy Volt as One of "Top 10 Under-Appreciated Cars and Trucks"

Though the Chevy Volt is no stranger to awards and accolades, this latest honor seems fitting, if a bit unexpected. Cars.com recently selected the Chevy Volt as one of its "Top 10 Under-Appreciated Cars and Trucks," but this selection doesn't imply that the Volt is a failure.

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 04, 2012

Is Selling More Volts a Matter of Dealership Commitment?

On average, Serra Chevrolet of Southfield, Michigan sells 25 Chevy Volts per month, compared to the one or two Volt average that the majority of Chevy dealerships move in a single month.

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 03, 2012

GM CEO Akerson Logs 3,000 Miles in Own Chevy Volt, Uses 1 Gallon of Gas

"I drive one of them," Akerson says of the Chevy Volt. "I’ve now put 3,000 miles on my car. I’ve used one gallon of gas." One gallon consumed over the course of 3,000 miles is impressive and we'd even say that Akerson's Volt is essentially a stranger to gasoline.

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 01, 2012

Chevy Volt Sales Still Sizzling, Nissan LEAF Slumps in April 2012

Nissan reports that sales of the electric LEAF checked in at only 370 units in April, compared to 579 units in March and 478 units in February 2012. That's significantly less than the 573 LEAFs sold in April 2011. Meanwhile, sales of the Chevy Volt remain strong with General Motors reporting it sold 1,462 units in April 2012, compared to a record-setting 2,289 units in March 2012.

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