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    Catching up with Chevrolet's 1,200-mile pre-production Volt fleet drive

    Chevy Volts on 1,200 mile drive - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, we had an opportunity to chat with Chevrolet Volt chief engineer Andrew Farah as he rode through the hills of West Virginia during a development drive. On Tuesday, a fleet of eight pre-production (a.k.a. IVER) ...

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    VIDEO: See how prototype Chevy Volt bodies are built

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    Right now the crew at General Motors' pre-production operations center at the Warren Technical Center is in the midst of building 75 Chevy Volt IVER prototypes. IVERs, or integration vehicle engineering release prototypes, are the last stage of prototypes ...

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    Opel Ampera caught in the buff ahead of Geneva reveal

    One of the many cars we'll be seeing at the Geneva Motor Show is the Opel Ampera. The Ampera is essentially nothing more than a Chevrolet Volt with a new face. The Opel grille and headlights have largely been lifted from the Flextreme concept that appeared at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. General ...

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    GM reported to have chosen Compact Power as Volt battery supplier

    2011 Chevrolet Volt
    Ever since that cold day in January when the Chevrolet Volt concept rolled onto the stage at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, the single biggest question has been the battery. More specifically, could GM find a lithium ion battery that would provide 40 miles of range on a charge, ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Production Chevy Volt

    The Truth About Cars' contributor Andrei Avavarii is one of those rare individuals with a real knack for using Photoshop. Being a dedicated car guy, Avavarii's photochoppery is often a very good representation of what a real production automobile could look like. Such is the case with his latest ...

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    With crisis looming, GM may unveil Volt for 100th anniversary

    Sales of General Motors' one time cash cow, full-size trucks, are declining faster than the value of the US dollar, but with a birthday coming, GM still wants something to celebrate. This September, the world's largest automaker will be celebrating its centennial under a financial pall unlike any ...

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    Bob Lutz on Volt: "no reasonable doubt... this is going to work"

    Bob Lutz has come out and said it again: "I would say there's almost no reasonable doubt in our minds anymore that this is going to work." And that isn't just that the Chevy Volt will work -- it's that it will work on time and as promised. In spite of the difficulties GM has had getting Volt ...

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    Lutz declares that first Volt mule is running 40 miles on battery power

    According to Bob Lutz, the first Chevy Volt powertrain mule has just passed a major milestone. After several weeks of testing in the lab with a battery pack installed, the Malibu based pre-prototype has rolled out into the fresh air. In fact, according to Lutz, the car has even rolled passed past ...

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    GM considering all-electric Volt to meet Cali requirements? How about no battery?

    The hopes and dreams of electric car aficionados for a purely battery powered successor to the late, lamented EV1 may soon be satisfied. Or not. It all depends on ... you guessed it, the battery. However, the latest utterings from Maximum Bob have people buzzing again. Mr. Lutz spoke to EV site ...

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    Real photo of the real Volt powertrain mule

    As so often happens when the first spy shots of a new car surfaces, we jump all over them trying to get them on-line and then we stop and take a closer look at what we have. Then questions start to arise. Is this really what we think it is? If not, what is it? Well, when it comes to one of the most ...

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    General Motors study shows superiority of EREVs over plug-in hybrids

    Fans of hybrid vehicles have been clamoring for carmakers to add plug-in capability to those models so that they can grab some juice off the grid and leave more in the tank. The problem is that making a useful PHEV is actually not as simple as just plopping in a bigger battery pack and some ...

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    CES 2008: Cadillac Provoq Fuel Cell Concept revealed!

    Click on the Cadillac Provoq concept for a high-res image gallery var digg_url = ''; Following the introductions of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Flextreme during 2007 auto show season, Cadillac is bringing forth a third design based ...

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    BREAKING: First glimpse of the production Chevy Volt!

    Click to enlarge the teaser shot of the production Chevy Volt var digg_url = ''; The Chevy Volt concept was undoubtedly the star of the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, with most people who saw it clamoring for it to be built. However, it didn't take ...


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