Opel And Vauxhall Monza Concept Uses Volt’s Future Drivetrain

Even though the Frankfurt Auto Show doesn’t open its doors until mid-September, automakers are already rolling out the first official images and info of concepts that will make their debut. For GM the big news is the Monza Concept, shared by both Opel and Vauxhall, which will utilize a next-generation Voltec drivetrain, and could point the way forward for the plug-in hybrid.

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Will The Next-Gen Chevy Volt Offer Multiple Battery Options?

You can bet that GM already has a good idea of what consumers what in the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. That means rumors and hearsay are starting to trickle out, though sometimes a single sentence from one suit can send the automotive media into a feeding frenzy. So comes word that the Chevy Volt may offer less range in the future…or on the flipside, even more range.

Say what?

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Vauxhall Ampera Tries its Luck as an Ambulance Apprentice

The Vauxhall Ampera, which is the European version of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, is going to be incorporated into the emergency fleet of the United Kingdom’s NHS Trust. The United Kingdom’s Yorkshire ambulance service would like to see how vehicles like this could be incorporated into such a fleet and reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenditure by 30% by 2015.

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Green News Roundup: Friday, October 14th

Happy Friday! Sorry about no news roundup yesterday morning…I had a uh, long night, shall we say. But that is behind me, and in front of me are a whole bunch of news items for your enjoyment! Some of today’s highlights include Honda’s Chinese EV, German trains going green, and the electric Edison2 gets 245 MPGe.

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2015 Volt / Ampera to be Cheaper, More “Radical”

When Chevrolet showed off the original Volt concept car (above) it looked tough and muscle-y, despite its green cred. Petrolheads

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