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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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    2011 Chevy Volt wins Green Car of the Year title in LA
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    The Chevrolet Volt drove off with the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award at the LA Auto Show this morning, beating out tough competition from the Nissan Leaf and ending a two-year diesel powertrain reign (at the 2008 show, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI was named the winner; last year, the Audi A3 TDI won). The other finalists for this year's award, given out by ...

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    LA 2010: Chevy Volt wins 2011 Green Car of the Year title
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    The Chevrolet Volt drove off with the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award at the LA Auto Show this morning, beating out tough competition from the Nissan Leaf and ending a two-year diesel powertrain reign (at the 2008 show, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI was named the winner; last year, the Audi A3 TDI won). The other finalists for this year's award, given out by ...

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    SEMA 2010: Chevrolet shows off Z-Spec treatment for Volt, Cruze, Spark
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    Chevrolet is out to put the power of customization in its buyers' hands. The company has announced a theoretical new customization program for every vehicle it sells, from the lowly Aveo to the mammoth Silverado 3500 HD. The Bow Tie pulled the sheets off of a Cruze, Volt and Spark, each of which wore pieces from the company's new host of custom parts. ...

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    Official: Volt production begins November 11
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    General Motors confirmed this morning that November 11, 2010 has been set as the official Job 1 date for the Chevrolet Volt. The news initially reported by Translogic was verified to AutoblogGreen by GM spokesman Rob Peterson. November 2010 has always been the targeted production launch timing for the Volt, but a specific day couldn't be set until other ...

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    Beijing 2010: Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, HHR goes future tech
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    While Chrysler has failed to find a way to update or replace the retro-styled PT Cruiser, we can definitely see this as a forthcoming replacement to the Chevrolet HHR. The Volt MPV5 is slightly larger than HHR, but fills a similar market niche. While Chevrolet hasn't announced a firm production commitment, it wouldn't be surprising to see the MPV5 built ...

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    Beijing 2010: Chevrolet Volt MPV5 crossover revealed
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    The rumored extended range electric crossover we saw revealed in General Motors' design patent drawings is now a reality. The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept will make its debut tomorrow at the Beijing Motor Show, and just as we suspected from seeing Volt design chief Bob Boniface's name on the patent, this five-passenger crossover rides on the same Voltec ...

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    Voltec-powered Chevy crossover concept to debut in Beijing?
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    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 any further, we expect to be on hand. One of the many possible debuts is a new Chevrolet-badged MPV concept. What may make this vehicle particularly interesting is that it is said to be propelled ...

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    New York 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is efficient, not a stripper
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    For the past week, we've been hearing all about the latest iteration of the Chevrolet Cruze, the 40-mpg Eco model. While the name is rather uninspired (Eco's the best they got?), the technology that allows the Cruze Eco to hit that lofty number is anything but. Here's the really interesting part: Chevy is claiming that fully 70 percent of Cruzes will ...

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    New York 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is efficient, not a stripper
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    For the past week, we've been hearing all about the latest iteration of the Chevrolet Cruze, the 40-mpg Eco model. While the name is rather uninspired (Eco's the best they got?), the technology that allows the Cruze Eco to hit that lofty number is anything but. Here's the really interesting part: Chevy is claiming that fully 70% of Cruzes will feature ...

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    Once and For All? Lutz text message reportedly confirms Cadillac Converj is dead
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    Although previously the subject of some early obituaries, it appears that the future of the Cadillac Converj showcar is indeed at a dead-end. According to Automotive News, a production future for the rakish extended-range coupe has been scuttled due to "priorities and the conviction that the Volt and Ampera will use all available capacity for years to ...

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    Geneva 2010: Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept glides on stage
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    The highlight of the Opel stand at the Geneva Motor Show this week is clearly the new Flextreme GT/E concept. This second Flextreme-badged concept is the first midsize car to be powered by General Motors' Voltec powertrain as used in the Chevrolet Volt. The GT/E is just a couple of inches shorter than the Insignia/Regal, but Opel claims it matches the 40 ...

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    Geneva 2010: Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept
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    The highlight of the Opel stand in Geneva this week is clearly the new Flextreme GT/E concept. This second Flextreme-badged concept is the first mid-sized car to be powered by General Motors' Voltec powertrain (as used in the Chevrolet Volt). The GT/E is just a couple of inches shorter than the Insignia/Regal, but Opel claims it achieves the same 40-mile ...

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    Opel Flextreme GT/E concept adds Volt drivetrain to larger car
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    Think of the Opel Flextreme GT/E concept as a bigger Chevrolet Volt (or Opel Ampera if you're European). The idea behind this concept, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is to show how the Volt's extended-range electric vehicle drivetrain can be used in a larger vehicle, in this case a mid-size five-door hatchback. So far, every vehicle shown by ...

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    Opel Flextreme GT/E concept adds Volt drivetrain to larger car
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    Think of the Opel Flextreme GT/E concept as a bigger Chevrolet Volt (or Opel Ampera if you're European). The idea behind this concept, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is to show how the Volt's extended-range electric vehicle drivetrain can be used in a larger vehicle, in this case a mid-size five-door hatchback. So far, every vehicle shown by ...

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    Washington D.C. joins California and Michigan as initial launch markets for 2011 Chevrolet Volt
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    In advance of the 2010 Washington Auto Show, Chevrolet has announced that the greater Washington D.C. area will join California and Michigan as initial launch markets for its upcoming plug-in hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt. The automaker has also announced cooperative programs with Pepco and Dominion, two D.C.-area utilities, to help establish vehicle ...

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    Detroit 2010: First wave of Chevy Volts will come to Michigan
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    Call it pandering to the home crowd, any home crowd. During the LA Auto Show last month, General Motors announced that California would be one of the first markets for the Chevrolet Volt, adding that there were "other lead markets to follow." Now that the automotive world's eyes are all focused on Detroit, GM has confirmed that Michigan will be one of ...

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    GM and OnStar unveil Volt mobile apps, we try them out [w/videos]
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    It's time for the Consumer Electronics Show and so it's also time for the techiest cars on the road (and those which haven't quite made it there yet) to strut their stuff. General Motors and OnStar took a little time last night to show off the Volt mobile apps that will launch with the car, which were formally announced last night, and we were there to ...

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    GM and OnStar launch sophisticated mobile app for Volt
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    When the Chevy Volt goes on sale late this year, General Motors intends to leverage its popular OnStar technology to help drivers maximize their electric driving time and minimize their use of liquid fuel. To do that, GM created an OnStar/EV lab last year at its Detroit headquarters. Engineers there have been working on how they can utilize available ...

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    GM and OnStar launch sophisticated mobile app for Volt [w/videos]
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    When the Chevy Volt goes on sale late this year, General Motors intends to leverage its popular OnStar technology to help drivers maximize their electric driving time and minimize their use of liquid fuel. To do that, GM created an OnStar/EV lab last year at its Detroit headquarters. Engineers there have been working on how they can utilize available ...

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    Detroit Preview: Next-generation Chevrolet Aveo RS to appear at Cobo
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    On Wednesday night, Chevrolet held a media preview in Motown to discuss and show off some of what will be coming up at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Unfortunately, we were not allowed take any photos or video at the event, although General Motors officials did say we could write about anything that was discussed. The presentation kicked off with an ...

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