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    Michigan Governor Granholm rides shotgun in the Chevrolet Volt

    During a late July stop at the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility, where production Chevrolet Volts will soon roll off the line, President Obama sat at the helm and drove the Volt. That is, if you consider driving the same as rolling along for ten feet. Obama hopped out and offered his ...

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    40 "non-retail salable" Chevrolet Volts have rolled off the line

    Terri Quigley, manager of General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, told GM-Volt that total production of the Chevrolet Volt has reached about 140 units, including 40 non-retail salable builds. Quigley explains that the not-for-retail sale Volts are nearly identical to the plug-in ...

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    GM delivers first drivable Chevrolet Volts to China

    Chevrolet Volt in 'Victory Red' – click above for high-res image gallery
    China's previous experiences with the Chevrolet Volt has been limited to peeking at concepts and prodding non-drivable versions, but that's all about to come to an end. General Motors has just delivered two drivable ...

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    Autocar says range-extenders are the future. Do you agree?

    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    Autocar associate editor Hilton Holloway recently attended a two-day technical briefing on BMW's Megacity Vehicle project and, while he admits that the pure electric Megacity is fascinating in its own right, it's the possibility of BMW ...

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    Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

    Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Our brothers from another mother over at Translogic just released their latest episode yesterday, episode 5.4 for whoever's counting. Host Bradley Hasemeyer spent a day with General Motors at the automaker's Milford Proving ...

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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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    Chevrolet Volt continues to handle Pikes Peak with ease [w/video]

    Chevrolet Volt testing at Pikes Peak - Click above for video after the jump
    General Motors continues to test the Chevrolet's Volt capabilities at Pikes Peak, a location well known for its daunting corners, dramatically changing altitude and grueling driving conditions. This time around, an ...

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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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    Chevy Volt initial ordering guide now available; you'll pay extra for Viridian Joule

    2011 Chevy Volt Initial Ordering Workbook – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This is as real as it get – until the production vehicles begin to roll off the line and into driveways. Some new details about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt emerged with the release of the Initial ...

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    Nissan Leaf vs. Chevy Volt debate goes National (Public Radio)

    Coming up this afternoon, the heated discussions we have here on AutoblogGreen about the merits of the Nissan Leaf in comparison to the Chevrolet Volt will take to the public airwaves. Sometime during the 2 p.m. (EDT) hour of NPR's Science Friday show today, Nissan's Mark Perry, Nissan's director ...

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    Rightwing pundits attack the Volt, which forces Fox to change definition of who's "rich"

    We get the feeling that a memo was sent out to right-wing pundits recently to attack the Chevrolet Volt. After Rush Limbaugh's rant a few weeks ago against the plug-in hybrid, we found similar editorials in the Chicago Tribune and the Tuscon Citizen. We don't have time to point out every ...

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    GM's Larry Nitz: finding buyers for the $41,000 Volt will be easy

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's been quite a bit of chatter circulating around the Internet regarding the price of the Chevrolet Volt. Some of the noise coming in suggests that the Volt's buy price is too high, other reports hint that Chevrolet sets its ...

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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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    Report: Chevrolet dealer ready to charge $20,000 over MSRP for Volt... will more follow?

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Researchers from Edmunds decided to drop their local Chevrolet dealer a line to inquire about staking a claim for one of the first available Volts, and the response was shocking at best and galling at worst. Here's the email, sans ...

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

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    Forbes brings the plug-in hate to the Chevy Volt

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Around six months ago, Forbes' Jerry Flint took the sales prospects of the Nissan Leaf to the woodshed, saying the electric car, "is more likely to be a sales failure than a sales success." This week, Flint's partner in green car ...

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    Nissan Leaf still outpacing Chevy Volt on Google Trends

    Following a bevy of recent announcements that have shed additional light on both the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt, we thought it'd be an ideal time to return to the Google Trends graph to see which of these breakthrough vehicles is on its way to stardom on the Internet (as if they both ...

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    Obama drives the Volt... all of 10 feet

    During his stop today at the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the production Chevrolet Volts will soon roll off the line, President Obama did something unusual for a president: he got behind the wheel of a car and went for a drive. It was a short one – just ten feet – ...

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    GM will increase Volt production by 50% - to 45,000 units - in 2012

    President Obama toured the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the automaker will build (can we say "is building" yet?) the Chevrolet Volt today, and as any good PR person will surely agree, you can't let an opportunity like that go by without making an announcement of some sort. So, ...

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    Video: GM releases short clip touting Volt's superiority over other electric vehicles

    Chevrolet Voltage video – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Chevrolet Voltage released its latest clip, titled "What makes the Chevrolet Volt a better electric vehicle?", which unsurprisingly promotes the Volt as a better electric vehicle (EV) than the competition. This prompts our ...


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