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    VIDEO: Chevrolet Volt tests driver-controlled audio warning system with the blind
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    As the popularity of hybrids has grown over the last few years, advocates for the blind have been raising a red flag about noise, or -- more to the point -- the lack of it. Because electric-drive vehicles emit much lower levels of sound on the street, blind pedestrians who've relied on the noise ...

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    Chevy Volt color contest finalists include EV-ergreen, environMINT and Viridian Joule [w/VIDEO]
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As of this morning, Chevrolet is moving into the final stage of its Volt color naming contest. The company has picked three finalists from among the names submitted by 13,000 people over the last two weeks. Starting this morning, you ...

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    Caveat Emptor: Columbus, Ohio dealer taking deposits on Volt
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    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fans of the Chevrolet Volt have been waiting patiently nearly three years now for the first extended-range electric vehicle to debut. One Columbus, Ohio area Chevrolet dealer is looking to take advantage of this eagerness by posting an ...

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    GM invites Volt fans to name first color and win a test drive!
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Take a close look at the Chevy Volt in the photo above. We've seen it a number of times already but we've never said anything about the color. While it's predominantly silver, it does have a green (or more specifically emerald) tint in ...

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    Catching up with Chevrolet's 1,200-mile pre-production Volt fleet drive
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    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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    GM investing $230M in Flint area facilities to support Chevrolet Cruze, Volt
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    2011 Chevy Volt - click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors announced today that it will spend $230 million on four facilities in the Flint, Michigan area that will support the production of the new Chevy Cruze compact and the Volt extended-range EV. The biggest chunk of the money ...

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    REPORT: EPA planning to address outlandish fuel economy claims of electric cars
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    The EPA is aware that range-extended electric vehicles can game the current fuel economy test to deliver mileage estimates way up in the stratosphere. It makes for impressive advertising, like General Motors' touting of the Chevrolet Volt's estimated 230 mpg, but the EPA wants to give a more ...

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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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    First Drive: Chevrolet Volt powertrain mule [w/VIDEO]
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    Chevy Volt powertrain mule – Click above for high-res gallery
    It's been 28 months since we watched Bob Lutz drive onto the stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit and step out of the Chevrolet Volt concept. In the intervening period, a corporate drama of epic proportions has transpired as Lutz has ...

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    Geneva 2009: Opel goes Voltec, Ampera coming in late 2011
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Opel Ampera concept
    General Motors Europe boss Carl-Peter Forster began this morning's press conference in Geneva with an acknowledgment of the dire financial straights that the entire industry is experiencing right now. Forster also candidly admitted that ...

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    BREAKING: GM cancels contracts for Cruze/Volt engine plant
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    2011 Chevy Cruze and its new 1.4L Turbo engine
    The bad news just keeps on coming for General Motors and Flint, Michigan. It was reported late last night that construction contracts for the new $370 million engine plant that was going up in Flint have been canceled. GM actually stopped work on the ...

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    GM reported to have chosen Compact Power as Volt battery supplier
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    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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    Bob Lutz on Volt: "no reasonable doubt... this is going to work"
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    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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    Bob Lutz blogs about first drive in Volt mule
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    Bob Lutz has gotten behind the wheel of a Chevy Volt mule, and he seems rather impressed -- both by the performance of its electric drivetrain's instant torque capabilities and the far-reaching impact that the electric vehicle could have on the marketplace. Of course, we are all familiar by now ...

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    Lutz declares that first Volt mule is running 40 miles on battery power
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    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?
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    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
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    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
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    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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    Detroit 2008: GM Style 2008, Music, Fashion and Cars
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    Last Saturday night before the Press Days began for the 2008 edition of the Detroit Auto Show, the 2nd annual GM Style event took place in a huge tent set up in a parking lot near the Renaissance Center headquarters of General Motors. Like last year's event, this runway show featured cars and ...

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    CES 2008: Cadillac Provoq Fuel Cell Concept revealed!
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    Click on the Cadillac Provoq concept for a high-res image gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Cadillac_Provoq_Concept_debuts_at_CES_2008'; 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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