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There's a bit of the Chevy Volt hidden in the Malibu Hybrid

The Voltec drive units are awfully similar, but the batteries are different.

Under the hood, the Chevy Volt and the new Malibu Hybrid are remarkably similar. And the Malibu's emphasis on electric drive comes from the Volt, too.

Cadillac ELR meets snow and ice in northern Michigan winter testing

Right after being displayed and winning an award at the cozy confines of the Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid went into the snow for some real-world extreme driving conditions. Cadillac engineers recently completed chassis testing on pre-production ELR models, evaluating the car's handl

Bob Lutz: Volt plug-in powertrain should have gone into Escalade first

Now he tells us. Bob Lutz, who helped spearhead the development of the Chevrolet Volt at General Motors, told UK's Autocar that the Volt's extended-range plug-in powertrain would've been better developed for full-size SUV than a smaller-sized car because of the greater opportunity to cut fuel use compared to ga

2014 Cadillac ELR is making green sexy in Detroit

In terms of styling, inside and out, the ELR hits the ball out of the park.

Cadillac teases camo'd ELR ahead of Detroit debut

With the 2014 Cadillac ELR being introduced next week at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors has revealed another picture of its luxury range extended electric vehicle. Last month, we saw a dark, teaser photo showing some of th

Quick Spin
2013 Chevrolet Volt

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. Af

Cadillac will debut production ELR at next year's Pebble Beach Concours

Rumors about the 2014 model-year debut of the confirmed-for-production Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in hybrid coupe got a little boost today following news out of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that a production version of the ELR will be introduced there in 2013.

Next-gen Chevy Volt to ditch 1.4-liter engine in favor of 2.0 turbo?

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 t

Spy Shots
Is this dub-rockin' Chevrolet Volt actually a Cadillac Converj in disguise?

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.

Bob Lutz: Hey right-wingers, stop attacking Chevy Volt

In the wake of last week's bruising hearing on Capitol Hill about the safety of the Chevrolet Volt (which itself followed an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that concluded plug-in vehicles

Where does the Volt go from here?

I wrote last time that I had done two recent stories for popularmechanics.com having to do with the Chevrolet Volt. The first was on Volt (and Nissan Leaf) sales – both still limited by supply, not demand, as production and distribution ramps up. For the second, I was asked to clean my crystal ba

Chevrolet statement looks to clear the air on how Volt works

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

Flashback: Bob Lutz says the "batteries always drive" the Volt

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

GM to be less transparent regarding future Voltec-based vehicles

For the past three-plus years, General Motors has provided the public with constant updates regarding the Chevrolet Volt's status. From the day of the Volt's public introduction back in 2007 to the start of production Eric Loveday

General 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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