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2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet has taken an aggressive tack to move units of its revolutionary Volt, selling a fair number to government agencies, offering really fantastic lease deals and marketing the hell out of the car. After a week of driving (and generally enjoying) the 2013 iteration of the extended-range hatchback, I tend to think that customers should just take advantage of the current confluence of market forces rather than bemoaning the larger state of affairs with General Motors as a whole. After all, one of the biggest knocks on the Volt has always been that its MSRP is too high, a fact that la... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.4L I4, 111 kW Motor
Power:
149 HP / 368 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single Speed
MSRP:
$42,780 (as tested)
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    GM learning from current Chevy Volt owners as it works on next-gen model
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    Details of the second-generation Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid are coming in at a trickle, and the latest is that the 2016 model-year Volt will be improved in all meaningful areas, including performance and all-electric range, says General Motors powertrain director Larry Nitz. 60 percent of Volt customers only charge using a standard ...

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    Bob Lutz-approved Via X-Truck offers 800 hp, 100 MPGe
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    Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year
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    The Chevrolet Volt may not be selling well, but it's one of the most lauded cars in history. Today the plug-in hybrid was named the 2012 European Car of the Year, an award it will share with its European fraternal twin, the Opel Ampera. The Volt won North American Car of the Year in 2011, while also picking up car of the year accolades from Motor Trend, ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year
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    Chevy goes big with Volt theme at Chicago Auto Show booth
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    KBB's 2012 Best Resale Value awards go to Chevy Volt, Honda Civic Hybrid
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    Which electric car will have the best resale value? According to Kelley Blue Book, that'd be the Chevy Volt. During an event in Los Angeles last night, KBB announced its best level guesses as to which 2012 models will be most appealing to used car buyers on some dusty lot in the future. Aside from the Volt, other green winners include the 2012 Honda Civic ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year, Volt wins World Green COTY
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    Big congratulations go to the 2011 Nissan Leaf this morning, as it has just been named the 2011 World Car of the Year. The Leaf garnered more votes than the 2011 Audi A8 and 2011 BMW 5 Series, the other two finalists for the World Car title. In 2010, the Volkswagen Polo took home this award. The Leaf was not the only super-efficient car to be awarded ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year
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    Chevrolet Volt priced from €41,950 in Europe
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    Chevrolet says the Volt will cost €41,950, including Europe's hefty value added tax, when it goes on sale in Germany later this year, and will carry a similar price tag when it launches on the rest of the continent. European Volts will come with standard leather seats, and Chevrolet's eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The Volt's Opel-badged Ampera ...

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    Geneva 2011: Production Opel Ampera revealed
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    Opel is bringing the Ampera to Geneva, and the extended-range electric hybrid is finally arriving in production form. This ready-for-public-consumption Ampera stays remarkably true to the concept we've been eyeballing since 2009. The Opel Ampera wears more aggressive body panels than its more conservative Chevrolet Volt cousin. The headlights flow down ...

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    Production Opel Ampera revealed ahead of Geneva
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    Opel is bringing the Ampera to Geneva, and the extended-range electric hybrid is finally arriving in production form. This ready-for-public-consumption Ampera stays remarkably true to the concept we've been eyeballing since 2009. The Opel Ampera wears more aggressive body panels than its more conservative Chevrolet Volt cousin. The headlights flow down ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year
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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year
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    The competition for this year's North American Car and Truck of the Year was certainly stiff, but at the opening ceremonies for the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the winners have finally been crowned. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 Ford Explorer take top honors as the Car and Truck of the Year for 2011. We aren't necessarily surprised by either winner, ...

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    Five questions we're asking auto execs at the start of 2011. What are yours?
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    Report: Chevy to unveil Volt-based Amp crossover in Detroit?
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    According to Car and Driver, General Motors may have something special planned for the Detroit Auto Show in January. Word on the web is that The General is planning to pull back the sheets on the next vehicle to use the extended-range hybrid drivetrain from the Chevrolet Volt. The next branch in GM's electrified family tree will be a five-seat crossover, ...

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    Report: Chevy to unveil Volt-based Amp crossover in Detroit
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    Get this. The vehicles that automakers claimed was impossible years ago are exactly the ones they have featured at the LA Auto Show. Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council's energy program, walked the show this year and helped hand out the Green Car of the Year award to the Chevrolet Volt. As he did so, ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #205
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    Episode #205 of the Autoblog Podcast records tonight, and we've got some things to talk about. Drop us your own feedback and questions below if you think there's anything we've missed, or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss this momentous evening. You can subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't ...

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