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AddFrom Funerals to Births: Revenge film crew on hand for Chevy Volt production

Early in 2006, director Chris Paine first screened his film Who Killed the Electric Car at the Sundance Film Festival and turned the media spotlight on General Motors and its decision to scrap the EV1 electric car. GM was, of course, well aware of the impending movie and at just around the same time, a small group of engineers and designers began work on a new concept car. The following January, Bob Lutz drove the Chevrolet Volt onto the stage at the Detroit Auto Show and a star was born.

AddMotor Trend: Volt more significant than anything Tesla ever likely to build

By the time the ball drops in Times Square this New Year's Eve, chances are there will be more Chevrolet Volts on the road than Tesla Roadsters. Motor Trend Editor in Chief Angus MacKenzie writes in a new editorial that during the Tesla IPO road-show last June, CEO Elon Musk called his company a "technology velociraptor." However, it took five full years from the formation of Tesla to start delivering the first few dozen crippled Roadsters. It then took nearly another year after that to reach ma

AddLear to produce chargers, parts for Chevy Volt

Lear Corporation is a company best known for supplying vehicle interior systems, particularly seats. However, like many other major automotive suppliers, Lear has seen an opportunity in vehicle electrification and is branching out into new product areas.

AddShould 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

Add2011 Chevrolet Volt has knock sensor, can run on regular gas

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

AddReport: Rush Limbaugh tears into Chevy Volt, fails to understand how it works [*Updated]

It has long been apparent that the more successful a talk radio host is, the less relevant the facts become. Case in point is this week's apparent tirade by Rush Limbaugh against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. No doubt the Volt's sticker price came in higher than most of us had hoped at $41,000, and Limbaugh may have had a slight point there. However, suggesting that the federal $7,500 tax credit for plug-in vehicles like the Volt and the Nissan Leaf was there as an admission that no one wants these v

200Report: Rush Limbaugh tears into Chevy Volt, fails to understand how it works [*Updated]

It has long been apparent that the more successful a talk radio host is, the less relevant the facts become. Case in point is this week's apparent tirade by Rush Limbaugh against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. No doubt the Volt's sticker price came in higher than most of us had hoped at $41,000, and Limbaugh may have had a slight point there. However, suggesting that the federal $7,500 tax credit for plug-in vehicles like the Volt and the Nissan Leaf was there as an admission that no one wants these v

AddIs the Toyota Prius' history a way to predict the Chevy Volt's long-term value?

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

AddEPA 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.

AddGM changes the design of the shift lever on the Chevrolet Volt

Production Volt shift lever on the left, prototype on the right

AddNissan asking prospective Leaf owners how long battery warranty should be [w/Poll]

Carmakers don't typically ask prospective customers how long the warranty should be on their new car. That decision is usually made based on how much the manufacturer thinks longer warranty coverage will cost and what its competitors might be doing. However, as we enter the era of electrification we are dealing with a major new factor: the battery packs.

AddPresident Obama checks out Volt and Focus Electric at LG Chem plant site

U.S. President Barack Obama gets out of a Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBattery warranties are the next piece of the EV puzzle, Nissan not talking yet

Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: EPA kills Chevy Volt's 230 mpg rating

2011 Chevrolet Volt in 'Victory Red' – Click above for high-res image gallery

27General Motors announces 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for Chevy Volt battery

Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

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