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Making sense of these three high-tech powertrains.

So what are they and which one — if any — is right for you?

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By a large margin, too

September is also the seventh-straight month of Bolt EV sales increases.

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Based on its' capabilities, features and how it drives, it deserves more appreciation and consideration in the market.

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The new extended-rental program is called Maven Reserve.

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Are Potential Buyers Holding Off And Waiting For The Bolt?

January sales slump for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle continues where last year left off.

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FIRST Robotics Program Has Been Around Since 1989

Organizers hope to get about $40,000 for the second-generation extended-range plug-in vehicle.

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Range-Extender Makes Folks Bolder

Chevrolet Volts travel almost the same all-electric miles as Nissan Leafs.

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Deliberation on the winners of Autoblog's Tech of the Year Award is under way. Nominees for best car in 2016 are: the Tesla Model S, the Chevy Volt and the BMW 7 series. Nominees for best tech in 2016 are: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, VW's MiB II with AppConnect, Ford Sync 3, Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Smart Cross Connect App, and Volvo Sensus. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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Mounting Losses, Capital-Intensive Showrooms Offset 'Fabulous' Car

Former GM executive, who helped develop the Chevy Volt, questions the EV maker's future.

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Used Chevy Volts are appearing on the market at an increased rate, but many potential buyers are afraid of electrical-system parts and repair costs. There's now a clearer picture of replacement costs and more options for battery repair and maintenance are showing up.

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Used Nissan Leafs, Chevy Volts Available For Fraction of New-Vehicle Price

Prices for used plug-in vehicles plunge on cheap leases, glut of lease returns from 2012.

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Photographer Has 181,000 Instagram Followers

Chevrolet brings popular Instagram photographer to Detroit to publicize next-generation Volt.

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Chevrolet shows the next-generation 2016 Volt tacking snow and ice in a short video caught at its Michigan proving grounds.

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Tony Posawatz Questions ZEV Credit Sales, Suggests More Effort Go Into Model 3

Former Fisker Automotive CEO and ex-Chevrolet Volt vehicle-line director Tony Posawatz has some words of caution for Tesla Motors. The long-time automaker executive questions the California automaker's long-term viability – and gives some praise – in a talk with Benzinga, which you can listen to below.

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Based On Chevy Sonic, Sources Say

We've been hearing word of a 200-mile EV from Chevrolet for a while now. First, there was General Motors then-CEO Dan Akerson hinting at a $30,000, 200-mile EV that would take the competition by surprise. Then Akerson confirmed that GM is working on a 200-mile EV in a speech in March. LG Chem, which supplies batteries to GM and other automakers, recently said it was working on batteries for EVs with a range of 200 miles. GM's head of global product development Mark Reuss just re-confirmed that t

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General Motors is letting the public know that, well, it's not about to let the public know anything else about the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. But the automaker is willing to talk about its camouflaging process for upcoming versions of the extended-range plug-in. So it's a half-hearted secret, at best.

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The old saying goes that when you buy a used car, you're buying somebody else's problems. And when it comes to electric vehicles, you're also not getting the benefit of any purchase tax breaks. Maybe you should just lease a new one.

San Francisco Mayor's Chevy Volt Is Ticket Magnet

In a poll of drivers in Portland, more than 80 percent said they would be driving an EV in the next 10 years if they weren't already. The poll was small and not scientific, with just 218 votes cast, but it does reflect a slice of a certain population with changing attitudes toward electric mobility, and 80 percent is an impressive figure. Additionally, 43 percent of respondents planned to have an EV in the next five years, and only 18 percent said they prefer gasoline-powered vehicles. With EVs

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Heaven help the analyst trying to get a handle on year-over-year green-car sales numbers, because there is little rhyme or reason to them. Just when one would think the usual summertime bump in gas prices may spur more Americans to buy hybrids, plug-ins or diesels, the industry turns in another down month in July.

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Batteries In Both Plug-in Vehicles Considered Safe

Ford C-Max Hybrid also scored "acceptable" rating.