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Voltec 5ET50 Drive Unit Is Lighter, Smaller And More Powerful

Two GM engineers tell us about the all-new powertrain in the 2016 Chevy Volt and why it is so much better than the one in the first-gen model.

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The first commercial for the 2016 Chevy Volt is here and you should watch it... especially if you're suffering from insomnia.

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt makes its world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with an all-new, more efficient powertrain and a serious evolution of the styling. It shows just how quickly the plug-in hybrid market is progressing.

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Updated PHEV Full Of Customer-Driven Improvements

At the Detroit Auto Show today, GM will take the wraps off of its 2016 Chevy Volt. The headline numbers reveal a 50-mile EV range, 41 mpg and seating for five. Well, four-and-a-half.

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Here's your first official look at the 2016 Chevy Volt, ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Chevy gave us a sneak peek of its new gasoline-electric sedan in Las Vegas as part of its CES festivities.

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More details are leaking out about the 2016 Chevy Volt, including that the new Corvette influenced the design and that the ELR's adjustable regen braking levels will be available in the Chevy plug-in hybrid as well.

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Barely two months before its planned debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet has released yet another batch of teaser images of its second-generation Volt. Unlike the first image, though, which just showed the car's rear badge, there's a lot more to this quartet of shots.

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Before We See The New Car, We Get To Look Inside

If there's one thing we've learned about plug-in vehicle fans, you have a thing for seeing your cars get made. The series of videos showing BMW i3 production was strangely popular, as were the shots from inside the VW e-Golf plant. Well, with General Motors pulling the veil off of the 2016 Chevy Volt this week, it's time to take a peek at the production process for that vehicle as well. You're welcome.

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New 1.5-Liter Engine Also Used In Chinese Cruze

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As General Motors gets ready to unveil the new Chevy Volt at the Detroit Auto Show in January, it's starting to reveal a few more details about the updated plug-in hybrid. Today should be fruitful on that front, thanks to an event GM is hosting today that focuses on the new Volt, and we've just had the first bit of new: a bigger engine is coming.

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Five Seats? 1.0-Liter, 3-Cylinder Engine? More Efficient?

With the next-gen Chevy Volt due to make an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show early next year, bits and pieces about the new car are making their way into the press.

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Chevrolet has issued the first teaser of its second-generation Volt, seen above, along with an announcement confirming rumors that it will make its global debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January, as a 2016 model.

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GM Moving Electric Motor Production From Mexico To Michigan

Ever since we saw that spy shots of the 2016 Chevy Volt, we've been hungering for more information on the next-gen version of GM's green halo car. It appears we might not have long to wait, at least for an official tease.

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Sales of the Chevy Volt in the US have been fairly stable for the last few months (between a low of 1,478 and a high of 1,777 since March), but in Europe, the Opel Ampera (sister-vehicle of the Volt) has been trending downwards. The sales decline is prompting discussion that the vehicle will be killed off in Europe, according to Automotive News Europe.

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We don't know a whole lot about the next generation Chevy Volt, other than the fact that it's expected as a 2016 model. It's safe to assume Chevrolet will continue with its formula of two powertrains, one driving the wheels using electricity drawn from a lithium-ion battery pack and one powered by gasoline that exists almost solely to keep that aforementioned battery pack charged up.

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Thing are apparently happening to get the next-generation Chevy Volt ready for public consumption. The most obvious proof is in a preview of an announcement (possibly coming tomorrow) that the two main places where General Motors gets the Volt ready -the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and the Brownstown Township battery assembly facility - will be getting big money upgrades and lots of new positions. The Hamtramck plant builds the Volt and its fancier cousin, the Cadillac ELR, as well as the g

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