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Connecticut offers EV rebates to jolt sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2015

In May, Connecticut became the first state to offer cash-on-the-hood rebates to customers who buy EVs or plug-in hybrids, such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt or and Ford C-Max Energi....
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DAVID SEDGWICK

BLOG: Why standard batteries are a tough sell for automakers

11:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

There's a simple way to reduce EV battery costs without using any exotic new technologies, but it’s a tough sell for automakers....
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How GM makes a business case for its electrified vehicles

9:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

GM uses modular parts to dramatically reduce costs for batteries, motors and other components in its fleet of six electrified cars, its chief engineer for electrified vehicles said today. The gasoline-electric powertrain in the upcoming Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, for example, is nearly identical to that of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, even though both operate differently....
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Chevy Volt's electric range hits 53-mile EPA rating for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will have an EPA-rated electric range of 53 miles when it goes on sale this fall, a 39 percent boost from the outgoing model....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM's new powertrain boss, with bases covered, aims for high batting average

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015

Dan Nicholson is charged with ensuring GM Powertrain does its part to improve the fuel economy of the company's North American vehicles about 5 percent a year to reach the 2025 fleet average of 54.5 mpg target set by the U.S....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Sustained lower fuel prices upend product plans

12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2015

Lower gasoline prices are starting to impact the product plans of leading automakers as consumers migrate back to larger vehicles....
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Toyota's next Prius hybrid takes on fastback styling

12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2015

The next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid may be getting a lot closer in looks to the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. A five-door hatchback wearing heavy disguise spotted during testing in California could offer the best look yet at the next Prius....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A role for dealers in lease transfers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

I read with great interest about James B. Treece's experience in assuming the short-term lease of a Chevy Volt ("Mixed reviews are in after assuming lease for Volt," June 8). I agree with him. Dealers should have a role in the lease-transfer process....
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GM uses old Volt batteries to power office building

3:06 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

General Motors said it is using old batteries from its first-generation Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car for secondary purposes including powering an office building....
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2016 Chevy Volt gets a $1,115 price cut

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2015

Chevrolet is dropping the price of the redesigned Chevrolet Volt by $1,115. When it arrives this fall, the 2016 Volt will carry a sticker price of $33,995. Some buyers will be able to get it for as little as $26,495, after federal tax credits....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why it could be the Volt's time to shine in China

7:17 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

How can GM drive down the Chevy Volt's cost enough to make it affordable to more people, and eventually turn a profit? Sell a boatload of them in a Chinese market that's fast warming to EVs....
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GM to suspend Volt output in May ahead of changeover

12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2015

GM will halt output of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt late next month, amid high stockpiles and weak sales, to prepare a Michigan plant to build a redesigned version of the plug-in hybrid. The automaker will begin production of the 2016 Volt late this summer....
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Chevy, supplier tweak Volt battery pack for more range

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

To boost the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's electric-only driving range to 50 miles from 38 on the outgoing first-generation car, engineers reduced the number of cells in the battery pack by about a third, to 192 from 288....
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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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