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Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015

Ford, Honda, GM and Toyota fear they’ll need to offer large incentives to meet California’s mandate for zero-emission vehicles. So they are pushing the state to rewrite its formula to offer more credit for plug-in hybids such as the Chevy Volt....
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GM recalls 64,000 Volts over carbon monoxide risk

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2015

General Motors is recalling about 64,000 Chevrolet Volts from the 2011-13 model years for a software update to limit how long the car can be left idling, a move to prevent carbon monoxide buildup when a driver forgets to shut off the vehicle....
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ELECTRO-LIGHT

Fewer pounds and better chemistry boost '16 Volt range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Here's how GM made the 2016 Volt's powertrain lighter, along with some other notable engineering changes....
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KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: One vehicle that deserved a Super Bowl ad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Back in January 2009, GM didn't have money for a Super Bowl commercial, but if it could have scraped together the funds, it had a golden opportunity to introduce the masses to the Chevy Volt....
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GM'S ELECTRIC POWER

New Volt raises profile of engineer Fletcher

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

For a mechanical engineer who once worked on 1,000-hp race boats and Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s roaring NASCAR engines, Pam Fletcher is pretty stoked about a car that starts with barely a whisper. Fletcher, General Motors' executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles, oversees the team that will deliver the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid this week in Detroit....
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Hyundai gets into EV game with Sonata plug-in

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The next Chevrolet Volt will have Korean competition. Today at the Detroit auto show, Hyundai revealed its first battery-powered vehicle: a plug-in hybrid version of the Sonata midsize sedan that will go on sale this year....
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Chevy extends all-new Volt's EV range a third to 50 miles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will go about 50 miles on an electric charge, up from 38 on today's model, as General Motors looks to broaden the plug-in hybrid's appeal beyond environmentalists and tech geeks....
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Chevy Bolt EV production expected in 2017

9:09 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

General Motors today revealed the concept Bolt electric vehicle, a hatchback with a 200-mile range that is headed for production as GM seeks to cement its leadership position in vehicles with plugs....
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New Volt adds range, room

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will go about 50 miles on an electric charge, up from the current model's 38, and include room for a fifth passenger and other tweaks for which the car's fervent fan base has clamored....
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GM plans all-electric Chevy Bolt with 200-mile range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

GM plans to introduce by 2017 an electric car that will travel about 200 miles on a single charge, a person with knowledge of GM's plans said. GM will show a concept of the EV, the Chevrolet Bolt, on Monday....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Volt led the way for today's plug-in hybrids

7:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

General Motors' Chevrolet Volt team will no doubt be slammed during the Detroit auto show press days next week....
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GM offers sneak peek of the next-gen Volt in Vegas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

General Motors provided a sneak peek at the next-generation Chevrolet Volt -- which will be quicker, quieter and have a longer range than its predecessor -- Sunday night at International CES here....
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CHEVROLET

Here come the cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Launching several key cars this year will test the effectiveness of Chevy's marketing theme, Find New Roads, which is still finding its way as Chevy tries to enhance its image....
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New Volt to get ELR's battery regeneration system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2014

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will have the driver-controlled battery regeneration system used in the Cadillac ELR....
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GM gets 2nd chance with Volt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be quicker, lighter and more fuel efficient than its predecessor. And it will probably carry less baggage....
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GM says new Chevy Volt will be quicker and quieter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be quicker off the line, quieter and go farther in electric mode than its predecessor, General Motors engineers said today....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: What the new Opel Corsa and next-gen Chevy Volt have in common

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

It wasn't long ago when the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in the United States. But times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW, Porsche, Lamborghini roll out plug-in hybrids

Oct. 1, 2014 23:33 CET

VW Group premiered four plug-in hybrids in Paris. The VW Passat GTE and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid production cars as well as the Lamborghini Asterion and XL Sport concepts are aimed at helping VW meet tougher CO2 targets....
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Internet's down. Let's use the Volt!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

One salesman's creative solution to when the internet went out....
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Non-recall actions raise questions on safety info disclosure

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014

Big recalls by General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp. in recent years raise questions about whether dangerous problems could lurk in little-noticed service bulletins or customer-satisfaction campaigns....
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Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

6:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, Reuters reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The compact car will be Ford's first "dedicated" hybrid -- that is a vehicle designed to be marketed exclusively as a hybrid, rather than a variation of an existing gasoline model, such as the automaker's Fusion hybrid....
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POWER PLAYERS

Carmakers, utilities team up so EV batteries can supply electric grid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

As electric vehicles have gained popularity in some circles, so has the idea of using their batteries to stabilize the electric grid -- and paying the cars' owners for the help....
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Next-generation Volt to debut at Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in will debut at the Detroit auto show in January. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show

10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014

General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich....
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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why GM is re-engineering its 'political punching bag'

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014

GM critics might think the company is wasting money -- a lot of which came from taxpayers who often moonlight as critics of GM -- by continuing to invest in the Volt. But the Volt may be GM’s most successful money-losing car ever....
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