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Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Video: Translogic tests Chevy Volt, reveals Mountain Mode and 0-60 time

Translogic Episode 5.4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Report: 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

Report: 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

2011 Chevrolet Volt requires... premium gas?

As we're sure you've noticed by now, General Motors has been making lots of waves over the past few days with the pricing announcement (finally!) of its 2011 Chevrolet Volt. And, as you're surely aware, GM's plug-in hybrid is capable of traveling at least 40 miles per charge without using a single drop of gasoline. But what happens when the time comes to pump some good ol' crude into the tank? You'll be using premium.

2011 Chevrolet Volt requires... premium gas? Yup.

As we're sure you've noticed by now, General Motors has been making lots and lots of waves over the past few days announcing the pricing information (finally!) of its 2011 Chevrolet Volt. And, you also likely know that the car is capable of traveling at least 40 miles per charge without using a single drop of gasoline. But hat happens when the time comes that you need to pump some good ol' crude into the tank? You'll be using premium.

Future Voltec battery will be smaller, die sooner

General Motors realizes that it will need to get the cost of its Voltec drivetrain down in order to stay competitive and allow it to more easily be integrated into other, differently-sized vehicles. Since the battery is the most expensive part of the system, that's where the focus on cost-cutting will go. Among the approaches GM will take for the third generation of the pack, according to the head of its Opel/Vauxhall operations Nick Reilly, is the use of a smaller battery that will not have the

Report: Marketing manager responsible for Chevy Volt Dance reassigned

Chevrolet Volt Dance – Click above to watch the video after the break

Report: Marketing manager responsible for Chevy Volt Dance reassigned

Chevrolet Volt Dance – Click above to watch the video after the break

Video: Chevrolet Volt baked at 200+ degrees in durability test

2011 Chevy Volt solar heat test – Click above to watch the video after the break

Video: Chevrolet Volt baked at over 200 degrees in durability test

2011 Chevy Volt solar heat test – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Report: GM's Lauckner says Volt could cost under $40,000

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

Report: GM's Lauckner says Volt could cost under $40,000

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

REPORT: Chevy Volt engine/generator uses Otto Cycle, not Atkinson

First of all, what the heck is the Atkinson Cycle and why should we care? Naturally, it's a bit complicated, but basically in a modern Atkinson Cycle engine, the intake valve is held open longer than normal to allow a reverse flow of intake air into the intake manifold and allowing for a smaller compression ratio than the expansion ratio, making the engine more efficient with a slight reduction in overall power. Consult the all-knowing Wiki for more on that.