2017 Chevy Volt will emit fewer emissions and feature smart driving technology

January 13, 2016 by  
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The second-generation Chevy Volt was all-new for the 2016 model year, but Chevy is already working on a long list of new upgrades for the 2017 Volt. According to a new report, the 2017 Chevy Volt will get new technology that will help it emit fewer emissions and adaptive cruise control to make it even easier to drive, along with smart braking and lane-keeping technology. Read the rest of 2017 Chevy Volt will emit fewer emissions and feature smart driving technology

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How trucks are changing for the long haul

August 27, 2012 by  
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Forget the Volt, the Leaf, the Prius, even the Tesla. An entirely different transportation revolution is happening when it comes to big rigs.  

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Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

April 6, 2012 by  
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It looks like the Chevy Volt ‘s fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The Volt’s earlier low sales figures were compounded by aggressive politicization during the Republican primaries. As sales lagged behind expectation, GM announced a five week halt in production at its Detroit Hamtramck plant, which began on March 19. But as production idled, sales of the Volt jumped; in March 2,289 units were delivered in the U.S. – a staggering 277% increase compared to the same month last year. With hopes that sales of the Volt will soon total 3,000 cars per month , Mark Reuss, president of GM North America told attendees of the New York International Auto Show, “We are meeting supply and demand… It’s not just the Volt. It’s everything.” Read the rest of Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california carpool , chevrolet volt , chevy volt , chevy volt production , dan akerson , detroit hamtramck , electric vehicle sales , fuel economy , new york auto show , plug-in hybrid , volt , volt politicization , volt sales

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General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson Discusses the Politics of the Chevy Volt with Fortune

March 15, 2012 by  
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Former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz recently took to his Forbes blog to defend the Chevy Volt , which has been under fire since GM announced plans to stop production for five weeks due to rising inventory. Now there’s an interview with General Motors CEO, Daniel Akerson, who recently chatted with Fortune to discuss many of GM’s current issues, including the Volt. Read on to see what Akerson said about the car and the way its being portrayed in the political arena. Read the rest of General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson Discusses the Politics of the Chevy Volt with Fortune Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bob Lutz , chevrolet , chevy , chevy volt , chevy volt politics , chevy volt problems , Daniel Akerson , Fortune , general motors , GM , hybrid , NHTSA , plug-in hybrid vehicle , president obama , volt

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Windswept is a Fascinating Kinetic Façade That Reveals the Direction of the Wind

March 15, 2012 by  
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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

March 8, 2012 by  
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With news on Friday that General Motors was halting production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, from March 19th to April 23rd, what might have been a tiny bump in the road years ago is now being portrayed in the 24/7 news world as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles. Well, we’re here to tell you that the bad news is all hype, the Chevy Volt is here to stay and that this whole electric vehicle thing is just getting started. Though the Volt may have had a slow start to 2012, perhaps projections for sales are off. Where gasoline once had a monopoly on the market, even the President of the United States is putting his weight behind algae, fuel cells , and electric vehicles . We predict that as one of the first to make a splash, the Volt will climb over this five week slump and continue to be sold as one of America’s most innovative driving machines. Read the rest of Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative drivetrain , chevy volt , chevy volt issues , chevy volt production , electric car , electric vehicle , general motors , general motors chevy volt , GM electric car , halt production of the chevy volt , plug in hybrid electric car , volt , volt manufacturing , volt manufacturing halt

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A New Driving Perspective

December 8, 2011 by  
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Note: The 2012 Chevy Volt offers an EPA-estimated 35 miles on a single charge based on 94 MPGe [electric] and 35 city, 40 MPG highway [gas]. Actual range varies with conditions. The Chevy Volt * is unique among electric cars because it runs on two sources of energy. You have an electric source – a battery – that allows you to drive gas-free for an EPA–estimated 35 miles. And there’s also an on-board gas generator that produces electricity so you can go farther. So if you want to drive using only electricity, you can. If you want to drive using electricity and gas, you can do that, too. Hear what one proud Volt owner had to say about how the electric car has reinvented her driving experience. Read the rest of A New Driving Perspective Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet , chevrolet volt , chevy , chevy owner , chevy volt , chevy volt owner , electric car , electric car owner , electric vehicle , electric vehicle owner , energy efficient vehicle , ev , EV owner , extended range electric vehicle , gas electric hybrid , GM electric car , green car , green transportation , green vehicle , hybrid car , hybrid vehicle , inhabitat , laura winger , volt , volt owner , volt owner story , zero emissions car , zero emissions vehicle

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Note: The 2012 Chevy Volt offers an EPA-estimated 35 miles on a single charge based on 94 MPGe [electric] and 35 city, 40 MPG highway [gas]. Actual range varies with conditions. The Chevy Volt * is unique among electric cars because it runs on two sources of energy. You have an electric source – a battery – that allows you to drive gas-free for an EPA–estimated 35 miles. And there’s also an on-board gas generator that produces electricity so you can go farther. So if you want to drive using only electricity, you can. If you want to drive using electricity and gas, you can do that, too. Hear what one proud Volt owner had to say about how the electric car has reinvented her driving experience. Read the rest of A New Driving Perspective Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet , chevrolet volt , chevy , chevy owner , chevy volt , chevy volt owner , electric car , electric car owner , electric vehicle , electric vehicle owner , energy efficient vehicle , ev , EV owner , extended range electric vehicle , gas electric hybrid , GM electric car , green car , green transportation , green vehicle , hybrid car , hybrid vehicle , inhabitat , laura winger , volt , volt owner , volt owner story , zero emissions car , zero emissions vehicle

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Jay Leno Has Logged 11,000 Gas-Free Miles in His Chevy Volt

November 22, 2011 by  
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We’ve heard a lot about sales numbers and predictions since the Chevy Volt’s release , but we haven’t heard as many real-world driving stories.  What kind of range are people getting?  Are they enjoying the car? Jay Leno, probably the most famous Volt driver so far, has raved about his experience with the vehicle and reported that he’s racked up 11,000 miles in the car without ever having to fill up the gas tank. Leno drives his Volt from his home to the studio and back every day — a 35-mile trip each way.  With the Volt’s battery range of 40 miles, he’s able to make the drive to work, plug in to recharge and then drive home again at the end of the day all without using any gas.  In fact, the half tank of gas that was in the vehicle when it was delivered to him is still there, untouched. The big idea behind the range-extended vehicle was just this scenario:  people could make their regular commutes on battery power only, but have the option of filling up on gas for longer trips where EV chargers weren’t as easily accessible.  Jay Leno has basically just proven that the idea totally works. via Inhabitat

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General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt

March 10, 2011 by  
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As an increasing number of customers look towards  fuel-efficient cars with gas prices rising, General Motors has just announced that it will double the production of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car. On top of this, the car maker will also be adding a second shift to their manufacturing lines and 1,000 jobs at its Michigan plant to meet the new goal. Read the rest of General Motors Announce They Will Double Production of the Chevrolet Volt http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet volt , chevy volt , electric car , electric vehicle , general motors , gm volt , plug-in hybrid , plug-in vehicle , volt , volt electric car , volt plug-in hybrid

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