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Cadillac will debut production ELR at next year’s Pebble Beach Concours

Published: August 18, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Cadillac Rumors about the 2014 model-year debut of the confirmed-for-production Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in hybrid coupe got a little boost today following news out of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that a production version of the ELR will be introduced there in 2013.


Chevrolet statement looks to clear the air on how Volt works

Published: October 13, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery After yesterday’s media inferno surrounding whether or not the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a true electric vehicle , General Motors is out to set the record straight.


Flashback: Bob Lutz says the "batteries always drive" the Volt

Published: October 12, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery The big green car news today was that General Motors revealed that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt actually does have a direct mechanical connection between the gas engine and the wheels . For most everyone out there who’s thinking about dropping $41,000 on the car (minus $7,500 in federal tax rebates and any local incentives), this little distinction won’t make a lick of difference, especially since GM says the car’s all-electric performance has been improved because of the connection. For others, well, the Internet was ablaze today with claims that GM lied to us all (the Car Connection was a contrarian voice )


GM: Yes, the Volt’s gas engine can power the wheels

Published: October 12, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM , Green Daily 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery Until today , talking about whether the internal combustion engine (ICE) in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt should have a direct mechanical connection to the wheels was an interesting thought experiment.


Chevy Volt’s "Voltec" home charging unit will be just $490, but installation is still expensive

Published: October 7, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet , GM Sure, the sticker price for the Chevrolet Volt ‘s 240V Voltec home charging unit is a wallet-friendly $490, but this is a case where the reading the fine print is important. That’s because the cost to get one of these installed in your garage is slightly more. General Motors estimates that installation will cost you $1,475, so we’re talking two grand to get your Volt to suck down electricity in a hurry.


GM to be less transparent regarding future Voltec-based vehicles

Published: September 11, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM , Green Daily For the past three-plus years, General Motors has provided the public with constant updates regarding the Chevrolet Volt ‘s status.


Why the sub-30 MPG claim for Chevrolet Volt is misleading [w/video]

Published: August 26, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , MPG Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump One of the last big technical questions about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is how much gasoline it will consume when the engine starts up to sustain the charge of the battery. Since the beginning of the development program back in 2007, General Motors has remained extremely reluctant to discuss details about the Volt’s fuel efficiency, but a few days ago, the world got its first hint from an outsider


GM’s R&D head says Voltec powertrain not suitable for vehicles bigger, smaller than Volt

Published: April 23, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet , GM , Green Daily 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery Believers in the extended-range electric vehicle (ER-EV, aka plug-in hybrid) technology utilized in the upcoming Chevy Volt like to think that the Voltec powerplant could be adapted for use in all kinds of vehicles. We’ve heard remarks about how perfect it would be to have a Voltec-powered truck and even ideas of a micro-car with ER-EV setup squeezed inside. Honestly, we like many of the ideas and believe that plug-in hybird (PEHV) technology is a great bridge between the internal combustion engine and battery-powered vehicles, but how many vehicles are suited for and could accommodate General Motors ‘s Voltec powertrain?


Beijing 2010: Chevrolet Volt MPV5 crossover revealed

Published: April 23, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Chevrolet Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept – Click above for high-res image gallery The rumored extended range electric crossover we saw revealed in General Motors’ design patent drawings is now a reality.


Beijing Preview: Voltec-powered Chevy crossover concept could debut

Published: April 19, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet Chevrolet Voltec CUV design patent – Click above for high-res image gallery The media previews for the 2010 Beijing Motor Show are happening at the end of this week and, assuming a certain Icelandic volcano doesn’t upset the atmosphere further, we expect to be on hand. One of the possible debuts is a new Chevrolet -badged MPV concept


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