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AddEV Fuel Economy Labels: Your Mileage May Vary (A Lot)

The EPA has finally weighed in with its (long awaited) fuel economy numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. While the results are impressive – 93 and 99 miles per gallon equivalent for each of the two vehicles, respectively – the more important story is that consumers are likely to remain confused about just how fuel-efficient this new automotive technology is.

1940 "non-retail salable" Chevrolet Volts have rolled off the line

Terri Quigley, manager of General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, told GM-Volt that total production of the Chevrolet Volt has reached about 140 units, including 40 non-retail salable builds. Quigley explains that the not-for-retail sale Volts are nearly identical to the plug-in vehicles that are expected to hit dealer showrooms in late November or early December. The non-salables head down the same assembly lines as production models and travel through the plant's paint shop, which sp

40Report: Epic fail? Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets it charge from diesel generator during cross-Canada tour * UPDATE

Cruising down the Trans Canada Highway, a sharp-eyed Reddit user (nupogodi) noticed an unusual sight: a Mitsubishi i-MiEV pulled off to the side of the road. This particular vehicle was engaged in the Clean Across Canada tour, a cross-country trip designed to showcase the i-MiEVs abilities. The i-MiEV, tailed by a large gasoline-powered pickup truck, was parked for a much-needed charge. But rather than being docked at a charging station, as we might expect it to be, this i-MiEV received its elec

31Official: Chevrolet Volt production begins November 11

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 development milestones were met.

10Official: Volt production begins November 11

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 development milestones were met.

73Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

75Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddMore On The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Translogic episode 5.3 takes a look at the 2011 Chevy Volt and what makes it tick, and next week we'll get behind the wheel to tear up GM's Milford Proving Grounds in our in-depth road test. But first, let's clear up a few issues. With the Volt just months away from going on sale late this year, consumers still have plenty of questions about how it works and why General Motors built it the way it did.

13Chevy Volt initial ordering guide now available; you'll pay extra for Viridian Joule

2011 Chevy Volt Initial Ordering Workbook – Click above for high-res image gallery

102Should the Chevy Volt have direct mechanical drive of the wheels...or not?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

452011 Chevrolet Volt has knock sensor, can run on regular gas

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

53Report: Chevrolet dealer ready to charge $20,000 over MSRP for Volt... will more follow?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

212011 Chevrolet Volt has knock sensor, can run on regular gas

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

113Report: Chevrolet dealer ready to charge $20,000 over MSRP for Volt... will more follow?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

892011 Chevrolet Volt requires... premium gas?

As we're sure you've noticed by now, General Motors has been making lots of waves over the past few days with the pricing announcement (finally!) of its 2011 Chevrolet Volt. And, as you're surely aware, GM's plug-in hybrid is capable of traveling at least 40 miles per charge without using a single drop of gasoline. But what happens when the time comes to pump some good ol' crude into the tank? You'll be using premium.

642011 Chevrolet Volt requires... premium gas? Yup.

As we're sure you've noticed by now, General Motors has been making lots and lots of waves over the past few days announcing the pricing information (finally!) of its 2011 Chevrolet Volt. And, you also likely know that the car is capable of traveling at least 40 miles per charge without using a single drop of gasoline. But hat happens when the time comes that you need to pump some good ol' crude into the tank? You'll be using premium.

133Poll: Chevrolet Volt takes on Nissan Leaf

Proving once again the old adage that there's more than one way to skin a cat battery, Chevrolet and Nissan have each designed new eco-friendly vehicles that are set to go head-to-head for sales supremacy starting at the end of this year. Though both automakers arrive at the same basic anti-gasoline (at least to a large extent) result, the Volt and the Leaf differ in more ways than they are alike.

7EPA sticker values for 2011 Volt likely to be interim, updated in 2012-13

Now that we know the price tag of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the car's last big secret is what will be on the EPA mileage sticker. We had a chance to talk with vehicle line director Tony Posawatz at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA and got a little bit of insight into the matter. Posawatz acknowledged that General Motors is very close to a final agreement with the EPA on what must appear on the sticker for the 2011 models.

14Ask GM's Tony DiSalle and Tony Posawatz your questions about Volt pricing and ordering, Tuesday 4pm EDT

At 9 am PDT this morning (noon EDT), General Motors marketing VP Joel Ewanick will be making an announcement at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, CA, about the sticker price and ordering process for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Later, at 1 pm PDT/4pm EDT, Volt marketing director Tony DiSalle and vehicle line director Tony Posawatz will be available to answer the inevitable questions that all of you have about the process. You can submit your questions and watch the live video webchat using th

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