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By Brad Berman ·
February 29, 2012

President Obama Promises to Buy a Chevy Volt

"Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy a Chevy Volt and drive it myself," President Obama promised 1,600 workers and retirees at the United Auto Workers Conference in Washington on Tuesday.

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By Dan Whisler ·
February 28, 2012

The SHS Chevy Volt Project Exceeds Expectations

As gas prices continue to rise, the data from the last two weeks of our Sterling High School (SHS) Chevy Volt Project should encourage people to consider taking a closer look at the Volt. Data shows we had a calculated 115 MPGe for several days of driving - more than 20 MPGe above the already impressive 94 MPGe shown on the EPA fuel economy label. In addition, we topped the EPA's rating with an average of more than 38 mpg for gas-powered miles during the same two-week period.

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By Ray Iannuzzelli ·
February 23, 2012

MPG Comparison: 2012 Volt vs. 2010 Prius

To compare my 2012 Volt and 2010 Prius, I want to know which car is better to drive on a trip. For example, if we are planning a 100-mile journey, which car is most economical? How about a 200-mile trip or longer?

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 23, 2012

GM Responds to Newt Gingrich's Ludicrous Chevy Volt Gun Rack Comment

General Motors is firing back on all cylinders in response to GOP candidate Newt Gingrich's recent shot at the Chevrolet Volt. At issue is Newt's "You can't put a gun rack in a Volt" statement, which has since been proven untrue.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 09, 2012

Kelley Blue Book Says 2012 Chevy Volt is Cheaper to Own Than Nissan LEAF

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt costs a lofty $39,995, but according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), it's still the 2012 Total Cost of Ownership award winner in the Electric Car category, beating out the Nissan LEAF by a narrow margin.

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By Michael Coates ·
February 06, 2012

The Challenge for Plug-In Cars

Plug-in cars are going to face a serious challenge in the marketplace during the coming decade--not from naysayers or anti-EV fanatics or pro-petroleum pundits. The biggest challenge is going to come from the variety of alternative choices. I tested several recently.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 06, 2012

Video: Chevy Volt Teardown Reveals Blueprint for Volt 2.0

Ever wonder what's inside the Chevrolet Volt? Well, wonder no more as time-lapse video shows a detailed teardown of General Motors' plug-in hybrid. Though the teardown took three days, the video captures all the details in less than five minutes. The bolt-by-bolt deconstruction shows the possibilities of Volt 2.0.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 02, 2012

Bob Lutz Responds to the Spread of False Chevy Volt Information

Conservative automotive product guru Bob Lutz sounded off in response to last week's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, which focused on the potential fire risks associated with the Chevrolet Volt—and the steady stream of misinformed anti-Volt rhetoric spewed by Fox News and other media.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 01, 2012

Plug-in Car Sales Get Off to Slow Start in 2012

January was not a strong month for plug-in vehicle sales in the US. Nissan reported sales of the all-electric LEAF at 676 units in January 2012. That's below the 954 LEAFs sold in December 2011, but a bit up from the 672 LEAFs Nissan sold in November. Sales of the Chevy Volt dipped significantly with General Motors reporting that it sold only 603 units in January 2012.

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By Dan Whisler ·
January 26, 2012

Chevy Volt Education Project Shows Efficiency Impact from Speed and Temperature

In Week One, I did most of our driving at 55 mph, so for Week Two, I slowed down to 50 mph and then in Week Three, I kicked it up to a cruising speed of 60 mph. My driving percentages for the first two weeks were nearly identical, but dropped noticeably (-15%) in the third week—so the bump up to 60 mph is significant in terms of efficiency.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
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