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3Autoblog Podcast #345

Sebastian Blanco from AutoblogGreen, BMW i8 and i3, Tesla earnings, cheap EV leases

AddTesla Model S vs Chevy Volt drag race ends exactly how you think it will

It may have a sliver of Chevrolet muscle car heritage, but the plug-in hybrid Volt didn't stand a chance of beating the Tesla Model S in a recent quarter-mile race.

176Chevy Volt again tops Consumer Reports Owner-Satisfaction Survey

The Chevrolet Volt has done the double, nearly replicating its triumph from last year: For its annual Owner Satisfaction Survey, the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked Consumer Reports readers, "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?" Ninety-two percent of Volt owners answered "Definitely yes," topping nearly 250 other models for which responses were received. The only difference

AddGM ready for 500,000 electric* vehicles by 2017

It's a big number, and one that needs a bit of a disclaimer.

1592013 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.

AddForbes columnist takes stab at GM's 'scams' with Chevy Volt sales numbers

A Forbes piece is blasting the Chevrolet Volt as a failure again, calling General Motors out for what the magazine says is a manipulation of sales numbers for the extended-range electric vehicle.

53How GM got 3 more miles out of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt

As we learned earlier today, the 2013 Chevrolet Volt has beefed up. The new model year vehicle has a "bigger" battery and can go three extra miles when driven solely on the battery. We spoke with GM representatives to get more information on the model year updates as well as answers to some of your questions (e.g., don't expect E85 capability, once promised for the first-gen Volt, any time soon).

902013 Chevy Volt increases range to 38 electric miles, 98 MPGe

And thus the mid-cycle product refresh – so common to computers and cellphones – comes around again to GM's plug-in hybrid.

Add2013 Chevy Volt increases range to 38 electric miles, 98 MPGe

And thus the mid-cycle product refresh – so common to computers and cellphones – comes around again to GM's plug-in hybrid.

AddChevy Volt comes out of the closet at Motor City Pride

Motor City Pride was this weekend in Detroit, and hometown company General Motors put out a proud advertisement to fit the day. The subject was that potentially difficult moment in a young car's life, when it needs to tell its parents the truth. In the ad, a Chevrolet Volt comes out of the closet to say, "Mom, Dad, I'm electric."

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