General Motors is considering removing six sedans from its product mix, including the Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid SUV using the Voltec powertrain may appear in 2020.
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EV sales in April were up nearly 50% from the same month last year, thanks to strong sales for two cars with new larger batteries for more range.
The Cadillac CT6 PHEV sedan is in dealer showrooms now priced at $75,095, which includes installation of a 220 volt charger. It is 3 seconds quicker to 60 than the Chevy Volt.
On April 19, the Chevy FNR-X concept will debut at the Shanghai auto show. Will it be the all wheel drive plug-in hybrid SUV America has been waiting for?
Wireless charging website Plugless says US electric car drivers have logged over 11 billion miles since 2010 when the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf first went on sale. The Tesla Model S and Model X are catching up fast.
As their name suggests, the folks at Plugin Cars have an agenda. They like cars with plugs. Recently, they published a plug-in hybrid guide for people interested in buying or leasing a PHEV. It is so well done, I decided to share it with our readers as a primer on how to go about selecting […]
EV sales are on the increase, both in the U.S. and globally. So much for those who said it couldn’t be done…
The Nissan Note e-Power is a series hybrid that is sort of like a Chevy Volt and sort of like a Toyota Prius. It is part of the company’s push to reduce the cost of EVs by sharing parts between several models. The LEAF and the Note e-Power use the same motor and electronics.
The all new Toyota Prius Prime is off to a strong start, outselling every other EV in the US market in January except the Chevy Volt. Tesla sales for the month were down compared to last year says Inside EVs.
A study distributed by the Sierra Club shows that car companies spend no more than 1.25% of their annual advertising budgets promoting electric cars. But that doesn’t stop them from complaining long and loud that no one want to buy an electric car.
Last month we posted a review of the Nissan LEAF by Gas2 reader Caleb Hey. It turns out Caleb was so impressed with driving an electric car, when it came his wife’s turn to trade up, he and his wife settled on a brand new Chevy Volt. Almost a year later, here are his thoughts […]
Industry sources say Chevrolet will lose $9,000 on each Bolt it sells. How can it afford to do that?
Bosch has introduced two new 240 volt Level 2 EV chargers for the North American market designed to be slimmer and easier to install. The Power Max 2 Plus features wifi connectivity for remote monitoring and control.
Gas2 reader Mike Winger writes about his experiences with a second generation Chevy Volt. He says this is one time that General Motors has under promised and over delivered.
We’re car guys and gals here. We know about compression ratios, bore and stroke, horsepower versus torque, and what overdrive means. But can we explain the difference between the battery used in a pure electric car versus a battery used in a plug-in hybrid? Probably not, but odds are our kids can. Fear not, ye intrepid […]
When it comes to plug-in cars, the West Coast gets preferential treatment every time, and the roll-out of the 2017 Chevy Bolt is no exception. GM-Volt.com reports that a Southern California Chevy dealer has received the go-ahead to start taking pre-orders for the all-electric hatchback, and other dealers are sure to follow. Keyes Chevrolet general […]
Just 5 models made up 73% of EV sales in September. Two of them were Teslas.
More plug-in hybrid and electric cars were sold in the US in the third quarter than in any other quarter in history. And things are only going to get better, says the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Electric car sales were up 66% over last year in August, led by the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt. The BMW X5 PHEV also enjoyed strong sales.
Say “plug-in hybrid” to most people and they won’t know what you are talking about. The industry needs to do a better job of educating consumers instead of whining that no one wants to buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric car.