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    Report: Fiat 500, Chevy Volt listed among biggest product flops of 2011... but should they be?

    'Tis the season for thin news cycles and cheesy top ten lists. Yahoo! Finance has thrown its hat in the top ten ring with its list of the biggest flops among all consumer goods introduced for 2011. Both the Fiat 500 and Chevrolet Volt have made it among the chosen few, rubbing elbows with such ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt battery fix may cost $1,000 per car, will hang on to top IIHS rating

    Spontaneous combustion concerns weeks after a crash may prompt General Motors to spend about $1,000 per Chevrolet Volt to fix, according to a report from Reuters. The proposed fixes, which would cost a total of $9 million, would likely include reinforcements around vulnerable areas of the car's ...

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    Report: GM now willing to buy back Volts from worried owners

    According to the Associated Press, GM CEO Dan Akerson has said General Motors will buy back any Chevrolet Volt from owners who are concerned about the vehicle's fire risk. Akerson said that his company isn't making the move because the plug-in hybrids are unsafe, but because GM is committed to ...

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    Chevy Volt tops Consumer Reports latest Owner Satisfaction Survey

    "Considering all factors (price, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?" Perhaps no other question could produce a result as indicative of overall vehicle satisfaction, and so it's no surprise that's the query Consumer Reports poses to ...

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    Official: GM will loan free cars to Chevy Volt owners who have "fire anxiety"

    GM may have designed the Chevrolet Volt to cancel out potential "range anxiety," but the company is responding to a new type of worry today: fear that the Volt's battery will catch fire. The problem? A Volt that had been crash tested in May caught fire three weeks after the crash conducted ...

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    Report: Jay Leno has driven 11,000 miles in his Chevy Volt, still hasn't bought gas

    Here's a fun bit of trivia: Jay Leno has driven his Chevrolet Volt nearly 11,000 miles and doesn't have a single gas station receipt to show for it. According to The New York Times Wheels blog, Leno has had his plug-in for 11 months and, as he told them, "I've never had to put gas in it yet... ...

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    Followup: Chevy Volt fire to prompt new safety procedures?

    In the aftermath of a Chevrolet Volt catching fire at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test facility, NHTSA may move to require electric vehicle batteries to be drained after major wrecks. The Detroit Free Press reports that the agency is contemplating issuing a ruling, but a ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt battery catches fire at NHTSA [UPDATE]

    As a tipster put it: "Crap." Even though there is plenty of evidence that the Chevrolet Volt is a safe car (one just protected its occupants in a recent crash with a bus), there are now new and seemingly legitimate worries about the safety of the 16-kWh battery pack after a crash. Bloomberg ...

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    Nissan Leaf still holding sales edge over Chevy Volt

    In the battle for plug-in vehicle sales supremacy, the electric-only Nissan Leaf has emerged victorious for the month of July, beating out the Chevrolet Volt for the fourth consecutive month (April, May, June and July). Nissan says Leaf sales dropped to 931 units in the U.S. in July, a ...

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    Followup: GM responds to Nissan Leaf "Gas Powered Everything" ad [w/video]

    Nissan's latest Leaf-related ad asks: "What would the world be like if gas powered everything?" Well, according to the spot, a middle-aged man would wake up for work to the burning whistle of his gas-powered alarm clock, and with a few fierce tugs at his coffee maker's rip cord, he'd manage to ...

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    Report: Are Chevy dealers gaming the system to keep Volt's $7,500 consumer rebate?

    Getting beyond the drama of the Chevrolet Volt and its high-profile development process was supposed to mean that General Motors could focusing on enjoying the car's green halo. But that has not exactly been the case. On the other side of numerous awards and glowing reviews there have been the ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt may be worth only $17,000 after 36 months

    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a resale value of a tick over $17,000 after 36 months, the length of an average lease, according to Kelley Blue Book. That's only 42 percent of the plug-in hybrid's $41,000 MSRP. KBB's projection assumes that the going rate for a gallon of gas will hold steady ...

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    Report: 2011 World Car Awards: How close it was

    On Thursday the 21st of April, the seventh annual World Car Awards were given out in a ceremony at the New York International Auto Show that was duly covered by Autoblog. Full disclosure: I, Matt Davis, European Editor of this online obsession Autoblog, am both a co-founder and co-chair of the ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year

    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 ...

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    General Motors updates official statement about Chevrolet Volt in CT fire

    While some have been quick to point fingers at the 2011 Chevrolet Volt involved in two separate incidents at the Barkhamsted, CT home of Storm and Dee Connors, General Motors has updated its earlier statement to improve the clarity of the situation. "While the Volt's battery pack sustained ...

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    Video: Garage fire claims Chevy Volt and homebuilt EV *UPDATE

    No one was hurt – but two plug-in vehicles were destroyed – in a fire in a home in the Connecticut town of Barkhamsted last night. The cars were a brand-new 2011 Chevrolet Volt with just 2,000 miles on the odometer and a converted all-electric Suzuki Samurai that the homeowner, Storm ...

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    Review: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

    Achieving Super MPGs In The Automotive Missing Link

    2011 Chevrolet Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's something to be said for being at the right place at the right time. Had our primordial ancestors evolved legs and lungs while the entire globe was still awash in warm sea ...

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    Video: Caning the Chevrolet Volt around Laguna Seca

    There are plenty of adjectives in the English language we could use to accurately describe the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Innovative, clever and efficient all readily leap to mind, but sporty doesn't quite make the top of the list. That didn't stop the crew from from taking the ...

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    Chevrolet Volt battery covers transformed into... duck houses?

    Yes, you read that right. General Motors has indeed taken scrap battery covers that would otherwise have been discarded and, with the help of a team of youngsters from the Lasky Recreation Center in Detroit, turned them into duck houses. Seems odd, no doubt, but we'd certainly rather see ...

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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. ...


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