With a presidential election and a deadly hurricane hogging the headlines, it’s perhaps understandable that the major national news media have ignored the most important story: all three of the mass-market plug-in vehicles broke sales records in October, while also topping the Consumer Reports customer reliability survey. Once again the Chevrolet Volt leads the plug-in pack. The… Read more »
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Consumer Reports has released its 2012 Car Reliability Survey, and each of the plug-in cars that have cracked the mass market in the US was the top-rated model for its brand.
GM offered no technical details for the ELR, but has said that it will operate much like the Volt, and will also be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant
Colorado Republican congressional candidate Joe Coors bucks the trend in a new campaign commercial, which was filmed inside his Volt.
The new EcoHub app, which works through GM’s OnStar telematics program, will be tested by residents of the Pecan Street project.
It’s that time again – September sales figures are in. Overall EV sales are up, and the standings remain the same.The Chevy Volt sold 2,851 units, a slight improvement over August’s all time record of 2,831, for a year-to-date total of 16,348. The Volt’s Hamtramck assembly line will remain idle until October 15th. Toyota’s Prius… Read more »
The Detroit Hamtramck facility, where the 2013 Chevrolet Volt is made, is to pause production for four weeks, the second time GM has temporarily halted production. The official Volt-haters society is surely throwing a huge party this week (if such people ever throw parties), but over here on the pro-EV end of the dial, the… Read more »
A GM exec famously noted that the Volt had become a political football. However, the endless back-and-forth in the media about Chevy’s plug-in seems more like a long and drawn-out tennis match. In 2011, a volley of anti-Volt columns and cartoons came from the right side of the court, as the fact that some Volt… Read more »
Cars are cool again – last month’s US auto sales were up 22% compared to June 2011. Inexplicably, the majority of sales are still old-fashioned gas burners, but plug-in vehicles are coming on strong. It’s becoming clear that buyers are favoring PHEVs over pure EVs. June’s big winner is the Chevrolet Volt – it was… Read more »
GM announced this week that the all-electric range of the 2013 Volt will be 38 miles on a single charge, a three-mile increase from the 2012 model.