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    Exclusive: Chevy Volt replacement battery cost varies wildly, up to $34,000

    There's a growing hubbub in the plug-in vehicle community over what looks like some ridiculously cheap replacement batteries for the Chevrolet Volt going up for sale. GM Parts Online, for example, is selling a replacement Volt battery with an MSRP of $2,994.64 but, with an online discount, the ...

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    Report: LG Chem confirms battery plant delay, says taxpayer money not wasted [w/video]

    The reports were spot on. The LG Chem battery plant in Holland, MI – which was intended to make batteries for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, but has not yet started production – is not only furloughing its 200 employees, those breaks are "extending and expanding," according to ...

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    NC Chevy Volt fire likely not caused by plug-in car

    When news of a fire in a North Carolina garage housing a Chevy Volt broke last week, green car enthusiasts – and, no doubt, General Motors – sucked in a collective breath. Had the lithium-ion battery pack in the range-extending hybrid suffered from some sort of defect? Or was perhaps ...

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    GM, Argonne detail new agreement for better, safer and cheaper batteries

    General Motors, LG Chem and the Argonne National Lab have shared a bit more information about their new advanced battery technology licensing deal, including why it could make future GM electric cars better, safer and cheaper. The main potential benefit of this technology is new batteries with ...

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    GM's patent application could give new life to aging battery packs
    1289584500 found an interesting patent application from General Motors (filed a year ago) that entertains the possibility of refurbishing worn out lithium-ion battery packs such as the one in the Chevrolet Volt. While the Volt's 8-year, 100,000 mile battery warranty will cover a lot of people ...

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    Can't get enough? Here is a 37-page digital magazine about the Chevy Volt

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There is no vehicle in recent times that has received as much attention – good and bad – as the Chevrolet Volt. We've lost track of how many posts we've written about the car, to say nothing about those we've read and ...

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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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    Nissan Leaf crushing Chevy Volt on Google, Facebook and more

    If Google Trends is an accurate indicator of eventual success, the Nissan Leaf will be a smash hit. At the very least, it looks to be more popular than the Chevy Volt. The latest Google Trends results show that interest in the Leaf, as calculated by search volume and news articles, is nearly ...

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    Lutz denies reports of early release for Chevy Volt, development going as planned

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Chevrolet Volt hit a milestone last week as the first vehicle rolled down the assembly line. With the vehicle launch scheduled for November, rumors of an early release circulated, but were consistently swatted down. The rumors ...

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    Volt battery life affected by hot weather, but 10 years means 10 years

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    During an information-heavy battery and technology update on the Chevy Volt's progress recently, GM said the following about the 16 kWh battery pack in the plug-in car:
    "The biggest challenge in testing is hot-weather storage of the vehicle. ...

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    Audi pres walks back "Volt for idiots" comment some more, still loves diesels

    Audi North America President Johan de Nysschen has spent a lot of time thinking about his choice of words when he claimed only idiots would buy the Chevy Volt. He began to step away from his remarks pretty much as soon as he made them, but it never hurts to spend even more time clarifying that what ...

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    REPORT: GM to build its own electric motors, control systems

    Chevy Volt battery pack - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sure, General Motors has outsourced production of the individual battery cells to LG Chem, but the American automaker isn't willing to give up much control over the Volt's extended-range EV powertrain. According to a report on ...

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    GM shows off 120V and 240V chargers for 2011 Chevy Volt

    Chevy Volt Home Chargers - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As part of the massive media blitz being rolled out today by General Motors in preparation for the new 230-mpg Chevy Volt and some B20 biodiesel trucks (more on these later), we finally got to see the two chargers that will come ...

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    LG Chem starts construction of new battery plant in South Korea

    South Korean battery maker LG Chem is getting prepared to supply lithium ion cells General Motors for production of the Chevrolet Volt by building a new cell manufacturing facility. The company broke ground for the new plant in Cheongwon earlier this week and the facility is expected to be running ...

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    GM: Volt on track, Voltec battery progressing well, next-gen will be better

    There was one main message hammered home during a conference call on the Voltec plug-in hybrid propulsion system that GM held earlier today: even though the Chevy Volt is not yet finished, GM is getting the second and third generation Voltec systems ready. Sure, the GM representatives reassured us ...

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    BREAKING: Detroit 2009 - GM building Volt battery packs with LG Chem cells

    After showing off its latest cars and concepts yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors reserved its second press conference today for battery news. As has been rumored for months, South Korea's LG Chem has been selected to supply the lithium-ion cells that will power the Chevy Volt. ...

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    Bob Lutz finds out first-hand what happens when you run out of juice

    Click on the image above for more shots of Lutz and the VectrixBob Lutz, GM's formost Volt-pusher, loves himself some electric vehicles. As the owner of four (that's right... dude's got four!) Segways and a Vectrix Scooter, he's surely gotten used to the charging ritual. Still, accidents happen, ...

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    No $30K Chevy Volt without Congress' help

    digg_url = ''; Since the inception of the Chevy Volt program in 2006, GM's goal has been to offer the range extended electric vehicle for a sub-$30,000 price point. That level has always been seen as the threshold to ...

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    Maximum Bob talks pure EV Volt, battery-free Volt and prototype drives!

    Scott over at PetroZero had the opportunity to pose some questions to Bob Lutz the other day and, as always, the responses were interesting. First off is the idea of the E-Flex platform operating entirely free of batteries, with the engine/generator simply running continuously and feeding ...

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    Clarification of the Chevy Volt mule spy shots

    Apparently the the spy-shots of a Chevy Volt mule that turned up on-line late last night were not necessarily what they appeared to be. According to GM the photo's in question actually showed a ride and drive mule that is just testing suspension hardware. The gray car we saw earlier doesn't have ...


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