Chevrolet Volt News

  • 2019 Buick Lacrosse

    General Motors on Monday said that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Impala early next year and shutter three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada as it reduces its workforce and feeds demand for crossover SUVs and pickups rather than sedans. GM said that the assembly plants it will idle by the end of 2019 include the Lordstown plant near Warren, Ohio, the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, and one in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. In a release, GM said that the plants won't be allocated new products, which will spell the end of the line for several sedans in the automaker's...

  • 818 kit car with Tesla motors and a Volt battery rips down the quarter mile
    818C kit car packed with Tesla and Volt components is a drag racer's dream

    The ingenuity of those who want to go fast is something to be admired. Take, for example, one plucky company that combined Factory Five's 818C kit car with powertrain components from both a Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Volt. The resulting Frankencar is an all-electric beast that's driven to and...

  • 2018 Buick Velite 5
    Chevy Volt transformed into Buick Velite 5 for China

    Buick will add an extended-range electric car to its lineup in China later this year. The vehicle, labeled a Buick Velite 5, is a rebadged Chevrolet Volt and was revealed to the world on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The news isn’t a complete surprise as we’ve known since...

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    Chevrolet Volt may be sold in China as Buick Velite

    The main reason Buick didn't get the axe while General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] was reorganizing under bankruptcy is the brand's popularity in China. In 2015, Buick sold almost a million vehicles in China but just 223,000 in the United States. With all that success it's no wonder that Buick would...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt
    2016 Chevy Volt now with 53-mile electric range

    If you weren't already aware, we're sort of fans of the original Chevrolet Volt. It rarely needs to take on more fuel, but it does have the benefit of completely eliminating the sort of range anxiety one might have with a pure EV. Additionally, its low center of gravity actually allows it to corner...

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    2016 Chevrolet Volt Priced From $33,995

    Despite a significant improvement in style, performance and practicality, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is offering its second-generation Chevrolet Volt at a lower price than the original. The automaker has confirmed pricing for the 2016 Chevy Volt will start at just $33,995, including an $825...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt

    Chevrolet’s second-generation Volt extended-range electric sedan has finally landed, making its debut in Detroit on the eve of the city’s annual auto show. The new Volt goes on sale later this year as a 2016 model and brings with it a much sleeker and sexier shape as well as an improved powertrain. ALSO SEE: Buick Avenir Concept Surprises In Detroit, Previews Flagship: Live Photos Thanks to a completely revised ‘Voltec’ powertrain, the 2016 Volt boasts an all-electric range of 50 miles, up from the outgoing model’s 38 miles, and with the in-built range-extender...

  • Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Volt
    2016 Chevrolet Volt Teased Ahead Of Next Week’s Detroit Reveal

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has used this week’s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show to tease its upcoming second-generation Chevrolet Volt. The new extended-range electric sedan was shown briefly during Chevy’s CES press preview on Sunday night and will be making its official debut in...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014
    2016 Chevrolet Volt’s Powertrain Revealed: Video

    Chevrolet will unveil its second-generation Volt extended-range electric car at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, but it appears the automaker just couldn’t help itself from dropping a few details early. Prototypes spotted in the wild show only evolutionary changes for the exterior, but...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt spy shots
    2016 Chevrolet Volt Spy Shots

    A much sleeker and sexier Chevrolet Volt is coming to showrooms next year, and we have the first spy shots of a prototype. This is the second generation of Chevy’s groundbreaking extended-range electric car, and though its styling is still not as avant-garde as that of the original Volt...

  • Cadillac winter tests the ELR in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - image: GM Corp
    Cadillac Tests The 2014 ELR In The Snow: Video

    Strip away the 2014 Cadillac ELR’s sculpted coupe body, and underneath beats a heart very similar to the one in the Chevrolet Volt sedan. You would think, then, that launching a comparable car would be a simple task, with engineers able to breeze through already-completed tests, such as cold...

  • Cadillac ELR
    New Details On Cadillac ELR Extended-Range Electric Car

    Last August Cadillac confirmed for launch a new extended-range electric car based on the technology found in the Chevrolet Volt. That new electric car will be the 2014 Cadillac ELR, the production version of 2009’s Converj concept car, and will most likely be revealed for the first time in...

  • Opel Ampera

    The Chevrolet Volt’s European cousin, the Opel Ampera, has been picked as the winner in the annual European Car of the Year awards, edging out other strong candidates such as the Volkswagen up! and Ford Focus. The latest title sees the Volt’s number of international awards continue to grow, with the car previously taking the 2011 North American Car of the Year title as well as the 2011 Green Car of the Year title back on its home turf. Announced this week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Opel Ampera was awarded with 330 points by judges presiding over the 2012 European Car of...

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    Consumer Reports: Sports Cars Are The Most Satisfying Segment

    The latest Consumer Reports satisfaction survey shows that buyers of sporty cars are happiest overall with their purchase decisions.

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    GM's 'Vettes For Volts Initiative

    Chevy Volt owners don't just buys their cars on a whim. And as we've discussed before, they're not about to let a few reports of Volt fires faze them out of ownership. Yet in good faith and product confidence, GM isn't leaving safe enough alone. In an unprecedented, voluntary effort, GM is...

  • Jimmie Johnson, racer and Volt owner.
    The Chevy Volt's Newest Advocates? NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

    NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon both drive a Chevy Volt, at least part-time, off the track.

  • Chevrolet Volt battery cover planter
    Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Chevy Volt's Power Pack Planter

    Reducing fuel consumption and emissions is only one aspect of automotive sustainability - at the end of a car's life comes the time for its components to be re-used and recycled. We'd hope for Chevrolet's sake that its 2011 Volt models aren't already reaching the end of their life-cycles but it's...

  • Google's Electric Vehicle Fleet Infrastructure
    Google Buys 30 Leafs, Volts, and 250 Charging Stations: Video

    Google built its reputation as a small, simple search engine, but there's nothing small about the company's investment in electric vehicles. Google has just placed an order for 30 Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts, as well as 250 EV charging stations from Coulomb Technologies. Google will add the...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

    It's easy to forget that amongst all the engine and chassis testing, selecting seats and trim and designing the interior and exterior, automakers also have to spend time developing in-car audio systems for the millions of drivers who listen to their favorite tunes on the way to work. Chevrolet has some favorite tunes too - and it uses them to test the quality of a car's audio system by taxing it with the highest highs, lowest lows and a suitable mix of tones to ensure customers will get great audio whatever their choice of music. Even if it's "Friday" by Rebecca Black... Matt Kirsch, lead...

  • Frank Weber
    BMW Confirms Appointment Of Key Chevrolet Volt Engineer Frank Weber

    BMW has confirmed it’s poached GM’s former head of product planning, Frank Weber, to fill the role of head of vehicle architecture and integration at the luxury automaker. Weber, a key engineer in the development of the Chevrolet Volt and its Voltec range-extending electric drive...

  • The 2011 Chevrolet Volt tackles the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca
    Video: 2011 Chevrolet Volt Turns Laps At Laguna Seca

    You just bought a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt, you're all set to save the world one full-range EV charge at a time...so what do you do? Hit up Laguna Seca, of course! The overenthusiastic duo inside this 2011 Chevrolet Volt dampens the party somewhat, but the lack of engine noise lets us hear the...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    Chevrolet Cruzes To SXSW To Hype MyLink And New Models

    Whip out your backpack and groom your mustache: it's time for America's favorite festival for interactive, film, and music, South by Southwest. And just like last year, Chevrolet will be tagging along with lots of new goods, including Chevy MyLink. The company will also host a shuttle service, a...

  • Powermat wireless charge pad in Chevrolet Volt
    Powermat Portable Device Wireless Charging Pads Coming To GM Cars

    Imagine being able to charge multiple portable devices, from MP3 players to USB sticks to smartphones and Bluetooth kits, in your car without having to deal with pesky cables. We all know every brand of portable device loves to you use its own proprietary charging cable but a new solution from...

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    2011 Chevy Volt Auction Hits $225K; Ferrari Would Be Cheaper, Greener

    Whoa, wait, what? A $225,000 2011 Chevrolet Volt? It's true: the first production example of the extended-range EV was up for auction to benefit charity, and it managed to go for the princely sum at the close of bidding today. While that's a nice gesture, we'd rather have a Ferrari. That's a mighty...

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