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  1. 2019 Chevrolet Volt Gets Faster Charging, New Infotainment

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is getting juiced. A new 7.2 kW charging system cuts charge times in half. The new system means twice the added range per 30 minute charge at a Level 2 station. Chevrolet says it means a better all-electric range thanks to making “opportunity charging more worthwhile.”...
  2. On my 3rd Volt, 2017 a Disappointment

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Volt forum members, I would love some feedback. I got my new 2017 Volt and was excited about the fact I would get a 52 mile or so charge, but now I'm disappointed that it will only charge to 44 or 45 miles, not the 52 promised. What's the deal? Any thoughts? I also have to say that I like so...
  3. Pennsylvania Chevrolet dealer compared to nearby Tesla store

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    An opinion piece posted on Forbes last night focuses on two dealer experiences in Southeastern Pennsylvania – one a brand-new Tesla store, the other a nearby Chevy dealer with a single Volt on the lot and apparently not a lot of motivation for the EREV.   The piece, written by Brooke...
  4. August 'little league' EV sales report

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Usually electric vehicle sales headlines pay attention to the two relatively major players – Tesla and Nissan – but month after month a slew of limited-market electric cars also scratch out some earnings compared to their manufacturers' respective volume models. At this juncture, these would be...
  5. 131 mpg over a distance of 100 miles compared to 78 mpg with a 2010 Prius

    Propulsion Systems - Chevy Volt
    We had the chance to compare mpg of non plug-in Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt during the same trip of 100 miles. Both car are really fuel efficient especially when we drive slow. It takes more than 100 miles to beat the volt on fuel efficiency and total energy including electricity... We began...
  6. CNN iReport. Owning a Volt for one year, 15,010 miles on 7 gallons of gas

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-985672 I guess the above link to CNN will work. This is a video essay I put together which is less of a political-rant as a video I have on my YouTube account "AskMeAboutMyVolt..." With all my hollerin' I've done in the past year about "jihad-juice" and our...
  7. VIA Motors Announces E-REV Van For Verizon, E-REV SUV For PG&E

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    By Pete Brissette Verizon Communications is adding to its vast vehicle fleet an extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) cargo van developed and produced by VIA Motors, while Pacific Gas and Electric Company will add a VIA E-REV sport utility to its fleet. The announcements came during the 2013...
  8. Plug-in Electric Vehicle Report for December 2012

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The Chevrolet Volt is at the top of December 2012 sales for plug-in electric vehicles! December 2012 Cars Sold: Chevrolet Volt: 2,633 Nissan LEAF: 1,489 Toyota Prius Plug-in: 1,361 More at http://insideevs.com/december-2012-plug-in-electric-vehicle-sales-report-card/
  9. E-REV News Roundup

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    It was the good, the bad and the ugly this week in extended-range electric vehicle land. Fortunately for Volt fans, news is pretty good. What’s “bad” is it’s too bad Volvo’s hybrid-diesel wunder-car is so exclusive now. What was “ugly” was a review of Fisker’s Karma. (Disclaimer: despite a...
  10. Motley Fool says Volt lease is a great deal

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Is a Chevrolet Volt lease through Ally Financial “too affordable” not to pass up? For certain consumers, this may be the case, and it's one reason why GM expects to sell 20,000 units this year, offers Motley Fool writer, Chris Baines. “Despite Fox News' protests, perhaps the Chevy Volt is not...
  11. Hangin' with the Mayor

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    This past Tuesday I attended the 'ribbon cutting ceremony' down at the Riverside City Hall where the Mayor and several of the City Council were there to announce that the first 11 Public Charging Stations have been installed in various locations around town. I brought our Black 2011 Demo VOLT...
  12. A visite to a eager Voltless dealer =)

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Back in August after a local GM test drive event where I got to test drive a Volt for the first time, I was contacted by a sales rep from my local Chevrolet dealer, Laplante Chevrolet in Casselman Ontario about my interest in the Chevrolet Volt. I had already put an order in with Myers Orleans...
  13. The List: Chevrolet Volt awards and accolades earned through 2011

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Last week marked the expiration of one of the more prestigious acknowledgments the Volt received – the Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year award. This year Motor Trend gave the award to conventional technology represented by the VW Passat . Its latest pick may be good, but as Motor Trend...
  14. GM brass release tidbits about electric vehicle plans

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    General Motors executives continue to be pleased with Chevrolet’s sales performance in general and cautiously optimistic toward the Volt in particular. Regarding the company as a whole, the "heartbeat of America” brand that goes along with baseball, hotdogs and apple pie has also now been shown...
  15. Pike Research forecasts 2011-2017 light-duty electrified vehicle market

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As of yet, perfectly omniscient crystal balls foretelling the future for light-duty plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles are unavailable, but $2,800 will buy you a single licensed copy of a report explaining why their worldwide cumulative sales will reach 5.2 million units annually by 2017. The...
  16. Traveling Long Distances with the Chevy Volt

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    By Ashyia Hill Editor's Note: Ashyia contacted GM-Volt a few weeks ago, asked to post, got a few pointers from us on the topic, and submitted this yesterday. For now, road tripping with a Chevy Volt is similar to taking a road trip with many other cars, in that you'll probably find yourself...
  17. Fisker delivers first extended-range Karma

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The “world’s first extended-range EV” was launched recently by its American-based company to the applause of techies and green-oriented people of many stripes. Old news you say? Not so fast. This was not the Chevrolet Volt, but a Fisker Karma delivered July 26 – not to Leonardo DiCaprio as had...
  18. Chevrolet sets 100-year sales record, as Volt production also increases

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Yesterday Chevrolet reported its best half-year sales performance in the company’s 100-year history, having delivered a total of 2.35 million vehicles worldwide. This first-half-of-2011 sales number is 286,499 more vehicles than were sold in the first half of 2010, a 14-percent year-over-year...
  19. Settling level 2 charging solutions for the Chevrolet Volt

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    We received a few e-mails over the past couple days from GM-Volt forum member Captbently about his efforts to acquire a portable level 2 charger, and with his permission, are turning his account into a story for others to learn by, as well as offer their knowledge and opinions. Captbently –...
  20. The electric vehicle sales race is neither won nor lost; it is only beginning

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Just for some perspective, we thought we would note a few things, including last month marked the first half year for a new era of mainstream EVs begun by Chevrolet's Volt and Nissan's LEAF – which as disruptive technology, are being watched closely by pundits of every stripe. Since the...
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