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    Quick Spin: 2013 Chevrolet Volt
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    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 ...

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    Report: OnStar bug forces GM to halt deliveries on 60,000 vehicles
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    General Motors stopped the sale of certain 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Volt models as well as 2013 Buick Verano units, GMC Terrain crossovers and 2012 Cadillac SRX, XTS and ATS vehicles due to a problem with the onboard OnStar crash notification system. According to Automtotive News, the ...

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac ELR caught testing in production form
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    After announcing its intent to go forward with a production version of the fetching Converj concept more than a year ago, all has been pretty quiet on the Cadillac ELR front – until now. We burn for this kind of drama. The long lenses have reported in from the field with the first-ever spy ...

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    Report: GM will sell 2,500 Chevy Volts in August, the most ever
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    We should be getting August's official sales numbers early next week, but the Detroit Free Press is already reporting that General Motors will have something to be proud of in the announcement: 2,500 Chevrolet Volt sales, the car's best month ever. Previously, the best month of sales was March ...

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    Official: Next-gen 2015 Chevrolet Cruze staying in Ohio with GM's $220M investment
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    The Chevrolet Cruze is, hands-down, the greatest success in recent history for General Motors. Now entering its third model year, the Cruze has been one of the company's top sellers in the United States, and GM has now committed to keeping production here through a second generation. According to ...

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    Two-thirds of Chevy Volt's 100-million miles have been battery-powered
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    According to those old Trident commercials, four out of five dentists recommended sugarless gum for patients who chewed gum. Well, here's something a bit greener to chew on, General Motors says this: almost two out of every three miles driven in a Chevrolet Volt are battery-powered. That's what ...

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    Report: Holden to maintain its identity within GM
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    Unbeknownst to us, observers of Holden, General Motors' Australian subsidiary that has helped The General make some of its finest product, have wondered if the austral brand's identity would get swallowed up in the push to create a cohesive, global Chevrolet. Three products headed to the ...

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    Rumormill: Next-gen Chevy Volt to ditch 1.4-liter engine in favor of 2.0 turbo?
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    No one at General Motors is talking publicly about a rumor post over at InsideEVs that claims the 83-horsepower, 1.4-liter range-extending gas engine currently used in the Chevrolet Volt will "definitely not" be the engine that is used in the 2014 model-year Volt. And, by no one talking publicly, ...

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

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    Official: 2013 Chevy Volt increases range to 38 electric miles, 98 MPGe
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    And thus the mid-cycle product refresh – so common to computers and cellphones – comes around again to GM's plug-in hybrid. The new EPA sticker for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt has been released, and with it comes a fresh set of numbers. The highlights are an improved all-electric range ...

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    Report: Engine packaging to blame for Fisker Karma garage fire? [UPDATE]
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    While the investigation of the Fisker Karma that toasted a Texas garage is not over, pundits have begun to weigh in. Automotive News has found a particularly credible one in Jon Bereisa, CEO of Auto Lectrification and the chief engineer of the General Motors EV1 and systems architect for the ...

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    Report: 2013 Chevy Volt getting battery-conservation mode, lane-departure warning
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    One more driving mode, one less color. That's the crux of the changes in store for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in electric vehicle. Changes for the 2013 model year will include a driving mode that lets drivers force the car into gas-powered, extended-range mode in situations ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz praises Leaf and Volt, says national security requires going electric
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    Bob Lutz is not going to take attacks on the electric car lying down – the closest he'll come to that is doing push-ups on The Colbert Report. After spending a few of his Forbes columns laying into right-wing pundits for their attacks on the Chevrolet Volt, he is switching to a positive ...

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    Video: Bob Lutz wins push-up contest on The Colbert Report
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    Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz went bicep-to-bicep with "America's ballsiest pundit," Stephen Colbert, last night – and came out ahead. Ostensibly, Lutz was on Colbert to talk about his new book, Car Guys Vs. Bean Counters, but as one might expect, the discussion veered into ...

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    Report: Improving Chevy Volt sales leads GM to shorten summer shutdown
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    Just the other day, we heard that General Motors might extend its traditional two-week summer shutdown to three weeks for the Chevrolet Volt. But, after record Volt sales last month, we wonder how the calendar looks in Hamtramck now. We wonder because we are hearing reports that the current ...

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    Automotive April Fools' joke roundup [w/video]
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    It's that time of year again. April Fools' came and went over the weekend, and a handful of the world's automakers joined in on a little Spring time fun. From intelligent anti-theft devices and TSA-inspired driver aids to automated NASCAR racers and high-performance hybrids, this year's raft of ...

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    Report: Happy Birthday! President George H.W. Bush buys son Neil a Chevy Volt
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    It appears the right-wing wall against the Chevrolet Volt is starting to crumble. Following months of beating on the Volt, Fox News aired a puff piece on how great the Volt is earlier this week. Now we hear that former president George H.W. Bush has purchased a Volt for his son Neil as a birthday ...

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    Report: GM replacing Chevrolet Volt power cords
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    The Detroit News is reporting that General Motors will replace the 120-volt power cords on the majority of Chevrolet Volt models the company has sold since 2010. The new charge cords are said to be more durable than the old hardware and should provide "more consistency in charging," according to ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this dub-rockin' Chevrolet Volt actually a Cadillac Converj in disguise?
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    Our spy photographers managed to spot something curious (and decidedly hilarious) recently. General Motors has been busy testing what would appear to be Chevrolet Volt models with massive 20-inch wheels and tires in place of the low-rolling resistance pieces on the stock plug-in. Why? Guesses ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt sister car Opel Ampera gets 7,000 pre-orders, may hit 2012 sales target
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    Found in translation? Demand for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle in the U.S. has been up and down over the car's first 16-odd months, but executives at General Motors' Opel division in Europe are saying that the Ampera, the Volt's European twin, is getting some good ...

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