Volt

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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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Volt marketing will get redesigned next year with new vehicle

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014

Chevrolet will overhaul its marketing plan for the Chevy Volt when it launches the second-generation in 2015, using existing Volt owners as product evangelists focusing marketing efforts regionally....
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Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014

Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. Meanwhile, the lithium ion electric batteries of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric vehicle survived during their first Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests with no problems reported....
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