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    From Funerals to Births: Revenge film crew on hand for Chevy Volt production

    Early in 2006, director Chris Paine first screened his film Who Killed the Electric Car at the Sundance Film Festival and turned the media spotlight on General Motors and its decision to scrap the EV1 electric car. GM was, of course, well aware of the impending movie and at just around the same ...

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    Motor Trend: Volt more significant than anything Tesla ever likely to build

    By the time the ball drops in Times Square this New Year's Eve, chances are there will be more Chevrolet Volts on the road than Tesla Roadsters. Motor Trend Editor in Chief Angus MacKenzie writes in a new editorial that during the Tesla IPO road-show last June, CEO Elon Musk called his company a ...

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    Lear to produce chargers, parts for Chevy Volt

    Lear Corporation is a company best known for supplying vehicle interior systems, particularly seats. However, like many other major automotive suppliers, Lear has seen an opportunity in vehicle electrification and is branching out into new product areas. For Lear, that means charging systems and ...

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    Should the Chevy Volt have direct mechanical drive of the wheels...or not?

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Engineering products that are meant to be sold to consumers is a process that is invariably about compromise. If you are building a one-off product for a single client, you can optimize it directly for their needs. But when it ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Volt has knock sensor, can run on regular gas

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    When General Motors announced pricing for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt last week, one new technical detail grabbed some attention. Vehicle line director Tony Posawatz was apparently the first exec to mention to the press that the ...

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    Report: Rush Limbaugh tears into Chevy Volt, fails to understand how it works [*Updated]

    It has long been apparent that the more successful a talk radio host is, the less relevant the facts become. Case in point is this week's apparent tirade by Rush Limbaugh against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. No doubt the Volt's sticker price came in higher than most of us had hoped at $41,000, and ...

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    Is the Toyota Prius' history a way to predict the Chevy Volt's long-term value?

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While government tax incentives will no doubt help to make plug-in vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt more affordable, the total cost of ownership will also be influenced heavily by residual values. With several months to go before ...

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    EPA sticker values for 2011 Volt likely to be interim, updated in 2012-13

    Now that we know the price tag of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the car's last big secret is what will be on the EPA mileage sticker. We had a chance to talk with vehicle line director Tony Posawatz at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA and got a little bit of insight into the matter. ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Volt to be priced at $41,000, $350/month lease for 36 months

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    General Motors' recently hired vice-president for sales and marketing Joel Ewanick took the stage at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA today and finally revealed that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a base price of $41,000 ...

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    600 Chevrolet dealers sign up for Volt certification

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    Whenever automakers introduce some substantially new technology, the dealer network has to be trained to provide sales and service. Very often, this is mandatory before the dealer is allowed to sell any cars. Such is the case ...

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    GM changes the design of the shift lever on the Chevrolet Volt

    Production Volt shift lever on the left, prototype on the right
    An eagle-eyed reader over at GM-Volt fan site noticed an anomaly in the batch of photos that we published last week of the first red Chevrolet Volt. Unlike earlier Volts that we've seen, the red car was a production verification unit ...

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    Nissan asking prospective Leaf owners how long battery warranty should be [w/Poll]

    Carmakers don't typically ask prospective customers how long the warranty should be on their new car. That decision is usually made based on how much the manufacturer thinks longer warranty coverage will cost and what its competitors might be doing. However, as we enter the era of electrification ...

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    President Obama checks out Volt and Focus Electric at LG Chem plant site

    U.S. President Barack Obama gets out of a Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    President Barack Obama dropped into Holland, MI on Thursday to pay a visit to the site where LG Chem is building a factory to produce lithium ion cells for electric and hybrid vehicles. While ...

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    Battery warranties are the next piece of the EV puzzle, Nissan not talking yet

    Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During the drive for vehicle electrification in recent years there have been plenty of questions not everyone has the answers to: "where can I charge it?," "how much will it cost?" and "how long will the battery last?" ...

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    Report: EPA kills Chevy Volt's 230 mpg rating

    2011 Chevrolet Volt in 'Victory Red' – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember how big a deal General Motors made about the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Volt's supposed 230 mile per gallon EPA fuel mileage rating? Well, you can now forget about it. According to USA Today, the Feds have ...

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    Chevrolet Volt shows up wearing "Victory Red" for the first time

    Chevrolet Volt in 'Victory Red' – click above for high-res image gallery
    When we arrived at General Motors' Michigan battery plant in Brownstown Township this afternoon, we were greeted by the sight of the first-ever red Chevrolet Volt. This "Victory Red" example is one of between 30 and ...

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    General Motors announces 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for Chevy Volt battery

    Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During a media briefing at its Brownstown Township, MI battery plant this afternoon, General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens announced that the lithium ion battery pack for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt would be warranted ...

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    Executives online for live webchat at 4pm today to discuss Chevy Volt battery news

    Later today, General Motors will make some announcements* regarding the battery pack in the Chevrolet Volt. Volt marketing director Tony DiSalle and vehicle line director Tony Posawatz will be hitting the keyboards this afternoon to answer any questions from readers about the news. General ...

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    BREAKING: 10,000 Chevrolet Volts in 2011, 30,000 in 2012

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During a live video webchat this afternoon, Tony DiSalle, marketing director for the Chevrolet Volt, announced the production volumes for the first two years. General Motors plans to build 10,000 Volts by the end of the 2011 ...

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    Live chat with Chevrolet Volt marketing director Tony DiSalle at 4pm EDT

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following the announcement today that Chevrolet is expanding the list of regions that will get initial access to the 2011 Volt, marketing director Tony DiSalle will be taking questions about the retail plans for the ER-EV. It's ...


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