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  1. Newcomers, Owner Stories, FAQs
    Greetings Volt People, First time Volt owners here. We'd been looking for eight weeks and finally found a 2014 Premium with only 10,930 miles on her. She looks showroom new and still has that new car smell. (Not artificial). Drives like a dream. Taking her on first highway trip, about 500miles...
  2. Toyota
    After dismissing EV's in favor of Hydrogen Fool Cells and mild hybrids, Toyota has had a change of heart, teasing an electric SUV that will launch in 2021. Better late than never, but the all-electric EV is destined for the European market, not North America. The new EV would be about the size...
  3. Generation 2 Chevy Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm still waffling on the decision of gen 2 Volt vs. Honda Clarity, but I visited a Honda dealership yesterday and think I'm leaning more towards the Clarity due to the interior (nicer interior overall, much more rear seat room). Even though there isn't any cash on the hood of the Clarity, the...
  4. Honda
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  5. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    A Hyundai Sonata PHEV is coming according to this link which cites a Hyundai press release. The Sonata Hybrid's battery is 1.6 KWh, which puts it a hair above the Ford C-Max. So, by comparison to the C-Max Energi, I'd expect the PHEV battery to be around 8 KWh.
  6. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Ok, not a fight, but I've got a few more days before I have to return my 2013 Volt and I'll have my new Ford Fusion Energi as of tomorrow afternoon. I'm thinking about recording some comparisons such as: Acceleration in various modes using a "dyno" app on my smartphone Head to head 0-60 Normal...
  7. Chevy Volt News, Events
    Below is link to a Los Angeles Times article from July 21, 2012 and here is some selected text: "But sales of plug-in hybrids — vehicles that can travel some miles on battery power before a traditional gasoline engine kicks in — are soaring. "Thanks to a resurgent Chevrolet Volt and Toyota's...
  8. 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...
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