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    Video: Cadillac ELR meets snow and ice in northern Michigan winter testing
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    Right after being displayed and winning an award at the cozy confines of the Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid went into the snow for some real-world extreme driving conditions. Cadillac engineers recently completed chassis testing on pre-production ELR models, evaluating the ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz: Volt plug-in powertrain should have gone into Escalade first
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    Now he tells us. Bob Lutz, who helped spearhead the development of the Chevrolet Volt at General Motors, told UK's Autocar that the Volt's extended-range plug-in powertrain would've been better developed for full-size SUV than a smaller-sized car because of the greater opportunity to cut fuel use ...

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    Report: Cadillac will debut production ELR at next year's Pebble Beach Concours
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    Rumors about the 2014 model-year debut of the confirmed-for-production Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in hybrid coupe got a little boost today following news out of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that a production version of the ELR will be introduced there in 2013. According to Left ...

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    Rumormill: Next-gen Chevy Volt to ditch 1.4-liter engine in favor of 2.0 turbo?
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    No one at General Motors is talking publicly about a rumor post over at InsideEVs that claims the 83-horsepower, 1.4-liter range-extending gas engine currently used in the Chevrolet Volt will "definitely not" be the engine that is used in the 2014 model year Volt. And, by no one talking publicly, ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this dub-rockin' Chevrolet Volt actually a Cadillac Converj in disguise?
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    Our spy photographers managed to spot something curious (and decidedly hilarious) recently. General Motors has been busy testing what would appear to be Chevrolet Volt models with massive 20-inch wheels and tires in place of the low-rolling resistance pieces on the stock plug-in. Why? Guesses ...

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    Opinion: Where does the Volt go from here?
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    I wrote last time that I had done two recent stories for popularmechanics.com having to do with the Chevrolet Volt. The first was on Volt (and Nissan Leaf) sales – both still limited by supply, not demand, as production and distribution ramps up. For the second, I was asked to clean my ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson says Chevy Volt tech coming to minivan
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt charging port - Click above for high-res image gallery The more vehicles General Motors is able to build using the battery technology pioneered in its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the better chance the automaker has of earning a return on its significant investment into the ...

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    Chevrolet statement looks to clear the air on how Volt works
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After yesterday's media inferno surrounding whether or not the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a true electric vehicle, General Motors is out to set the record straight. The company has released a statement on its Chevrolet Voltage blog ...

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    Flashback: Bob Lutz says the "batteries always drive" the Volt
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The big green car news today was that General Motors revealed that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt actually does have a direct mechanical connection between the gas engine and the wheels. For most everyone out there who's thinking about ...

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    GM: Yes, the Volt's gas engine can power the wheels
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Until today, talking about whether the internal combustion engine (ICE) in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt should have a direct mechanical connection to the wheels was an interesting thought experiment. Sure, there were hints and patents ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt will only go 25 miles on battery power - or maybe 50
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Chevrolet Volt was unveiled back in January 2007, here's what we wrote based on the information General Motors was giving out:
    The Volt has a range of about 40 miles on the battery alone ... However, when the fuel tank ...

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    GM to be less transparent regarding future Voltec-based vehicles
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    For the past three-plus years, General Motors has provided the public with constant updates regarding the Chevrolet Volt's status. From the day of the Volt's public introduction back in 2007 to the start of production (scheduled for November 11th), The General has basically provided a ...

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    Why the sub-30 MPG claim for Chevrolet Volt is misleading [w/video]
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    Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    One of the last big technical questions about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is how much gasoline it will consume when the engine starts up to sustain the charge of the battery. Since the beginning of the development program ...

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    Repeat after us: The Chevrolet Volt's gas engine does not drive the wheels!
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Let's get one thing perfectly clear: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt does NOT have a direct mechanical connection between the engine and wheels. Ever since a report last week in the Telegraph indicating that the Volt/Opel Ampera could ...

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    Chevrolet Volt will not have direct engine drive, electric only
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    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors recently started letting European journalists behind the wheel of prototype versions of the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera which is the re-nosed version of the Chevrolet Volt. While those of us on this side of the pond that have ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt to debut in China early next year as a Buick
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    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Due to an old-school system used in China that requires automakers to file patents or risk having vehicles copied by others, we've learned that the Chevrolet Volt may very well debut in the world's largest automotive market as a ...

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    Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2006, when the Chevrolet Volt was first conceived, its extended-range electric (ER-EV) powertrain was originally dubbed E-Flex as its configuration was designed to be flexible. The only part of the system that was constant ...

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    GM cancels plans to sell Chevy Orlando in U.S., dreams of 7-seat Voltec dead
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    Chevrolet Orlando concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've been eagerly awaiting the chance to buy a seven-passenger, Voltec-powered minivan crossover, you'll have to wait a lot. General Motors has officially announced that it will not sell the upcoming Chevy Orlando in ...

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    GM's R&D head says Voltec powertrain not suitable for vehicles bigger, smaller than Volt
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Believers in the extended-range electric vehicle (ER-EV, aka plug-in hybrid) technology utilized in the upcoming Chevrolet Volt like to think that the Voltec powerplant could be adapted for use in all kinds of vehicles. We've ...

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    Beijing Preview: Voltec-powered Chevy crossover concept could debut
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    Chevrolet Voltec CUV design patent – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The media previews for the 2010 Beijing Motor Show are happening at the end of this week and, assuming a certain Icelandic volcano doesn't upset the atmosphere further, we expect to be on hand. One of the possible ...

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