Chevrolet Volt Owners Exceeding EPA-Estimated Mileage

April 4, 2013 / No Comments

Chevrolet has said that its Volt owners are constantly getting the EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline free miles. And a few customers are even exceeding the estimated mileage. The company said in a press release that a typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle gets to travel 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine, which powers the Volt’s ...

Chevy Volt Owners’ Charge-up Costs Can Be Calculated by App

October 8, 2012 / No Comments

We all know that driving an electric vehicle is cheaper than driving on gasoline. But, it is difficult to calculate how much an electric drive actually costs on a monthly basis. Worry not. General Motors’ OnStar division is trying to develop an app for Chevrolet Volt owners to figure out the new cost per mile. The new EcoHub app reminds Volt ...

Chevrolet Volt is Hot, But Not a Fire Blast

January 24, 2012 / No Comments

Finally, the officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are satisfied that they closed the investigation regarding the safety of the Chevrolet Volt car that has been the talk of the town after it was found to have a fire hazard after a side crash test. The agency said it found no evidence of a defect trend with the ...

Chevy Volt Targets Techies More Than the Green Enthusiasts

November 7, 2011 / No Comments

Ever wondered whether the Chevy Volt is techie stuff or greenie stuff? Well, Cristi Landy, the Volt's product marketing director, has made it very clear now that Volt's targets buyers are techies and not greenies. She admitted that they had talked about this matter lot many times in the past "...now we concluded that it would be the techies, which we ...

GM Buick Plug-In Hybrid in the Works?

April 1, 2011 / No Comments

General Motors is reportedly engaged in developing the Buick-badged version of its Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid using the Chevrolet Volt’s plug-in hybrid technology. Well, the company has not made any confirmation on the project as yet.

A Mini Volt in the Offing?

March 18, 2011 / No Comments

Well, as far as reports and feedbacks go, the Chevrolet Volt isn’t a value-for-money car nor is it very green either! But the car seems to be a good idea for those who cares a bit about their surroundings and for those who don’t want to shell out half their salaries for fuel.

Wheego Whip Life EV to Hit Roads this March

February 10, 2011 / No Comments

Electric car makers Wheego are close on the heels of Volt and Leaf with their Whip Life. The EV was launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Recently the Life got EPA certification was given the green signal for its launch.

Chevrolet Volt to Begin Selling in California Next Year

December 2, 2009 / No Comments

General Motors have announced that California will be their primary market for the Chevy Volt, when the car is released about a year from now. According to Brent Deware, vice president of global Chevrolet brand in GM, California was chosen because it's the largest car market in the US, and also known for adopting new technologies easily.

General Motors geared up to play a big role in meeting US goal of hybrid vehicles

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

General Motors Corporation says it will do the “heavy lifting” to help achieve the grand goal set by United States President Barack Obama of having 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the US roads by 2015.  Major US-based makers of automobiles, including General Motors, have been planning an array of electric-drive vehicles aimed at meeting higher fuel-economy standards ...

Toyota Plans 10 New Hybrid-Gas Electric Models

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota says it will launch as many as 10 new hybrid gas-electric models within the next four years IF the economic downturn doesn't prevent them and IF there is renewed consumer demand. When gas was $4+ gallon (US) consumers didn't mind paying an extra $3-5,000. They seem to mind now that gas is half that price. Toyota has a fleet of 500 ...