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  1. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The Chevrolet Volt has been generally well received, and the idea of a range-extending gasoline engine paired with electric power is not a difficult one for many people to comprehend. It has been said, however, that not all people "get" the car's full value. So, in the face of...
  2. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The word coming from General Motors’ highest-volume market is that the Chevrolet Volt will be made available for sale by the end of this year. This was first reported last Thursday following a 154-mile Volt “unplugged” promotional drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou, in the eastern part of China...
  3. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    In the midst of its every-four-year contract talks, the UAW has said it will push to send more than 2,000 laid off GM employees back to work by September this year. Present contracts with Detroit’s Big Three expire Sept. 14, and this was the word from ongoing negotiations begun Tuesday at the...
  4. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As electric cars like Nissan’s LEAF and Chevrolet’s Volt gain momentum in a world yet to be convinced en masse of their viability, it seems the usual impediments aren’t stopping the wealthy. One of the biggest objections to cars like the LEAF and Volt is they deliver only so much performance...
  5. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Recently it was Consumer Reports, now Edmunds Inside Line blog has posted a story about the Chevrolet Volt that could lead people to think it won’t make sense for them. Not that Dan Edmunds lambasted the car, but he did make assumptions, while attempting to qualify: “The Volt's cost and...
  6. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Of all the factors needed for electric vehicles to come into full acceptance, many agree improvements in battery technology are up there, at or near the top. While early adopters are willing to accept range limits, first-generation pricing and recharging times of several hours or longer, many...
  7. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    While readers of this site and other alternative energy proponents are keenly aware of emerging transportation technology, a significant number of American car buyers remain uninformed about even the basics on how EVs and hybrids work. These were the findings of a survey answered from Oct...
  8. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Beyond the General Motors' headlines we've already splashed across the page this week, news ranging from close to home to the other side of the world has been a mix of GM contending with setbacks, as well as that of hopeful new ground being tilled for the future. Chevrolet Volt in China –...
  9. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    To make their appeal to people from countries where fuel prices exceed those in the U.S. by as much as 50-100-percent, both the Chevrolet Volt and its sister, the production-ready Opel Ampera, are experiencing time under the limelight at the Geneva Motorshow, Mar. 3-13. The first Volts and...
  10. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The Chevrolet Volt finished 13th in the Greenest Vehicles rankings published by The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a non-partisan, non-profit group sponsored by electrical utilities, government agencies and private foundations. “We consider not just what emissions are coming...
  11. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    It seems we're living in the Wild West right now in terms of Volt availability, pricing, and financing. There are various state and federal incentives and credits, as well as profit-hungry dealers hoping to cash in on the early-adopter buzz of the Volt by asking several thousand over MSRP for...
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