Opel Ampera Price Slashed $10,000

Automakers are chopping thousands of dollars off the price of electric vehicles here in America, bringing the price of these cars more in line with customer expectations, and sales have risen as a result. The Opel Ampera, the Chevy Volt’s European cousin, just got its own big price cut, chopping $10,000 off the MSRP, though it still outprices the Volt by a wide margin.

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Op-Ed: a Cadillac ELR Will Help You Get the Golden Girl of Your Dreams

I’m sure a lot of you will want me to be wrong about this car. I get it. You like the car. You like that it’s a hybrid, and maybe you’ve even found a way to convince yourself that it’s really an EV. It’s a coupe, and coupes are sporty. Besides, Jay Leno likes it, and you think Jay Leno is cool. It’s the Cadillac ELR, and it’s almost here.

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2014 Chevy Volt Price Drops By $5,000

Anyone who has been following the saga of the Chevy Volt knows that the single biggest issue facing the plug-in hybrid is its high price. General Motors has said time and again it wants to lower the price of the Volt by as much as $10,000 for the next generation. For now, the 2014 Chevy Volt price has dropped by $5,000, meaning you can buy a 2014 Chevy Volt for under $30,000.

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GM Aiming To Cut Chevy Volt Cost By $10,000

By most measures, the Chevy Volt has proven to be a successful and clever plug-in hybrid vehicle in every regard save cost. At $40,000, it is still quite an expensive car even with the $7,500 Federal tax credit. CEO Dan Akerson knows this, and says that GM is seeking to slash the Volt’s price by as much as $10,000.

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Chevy Volt Vehicles Outsell All Plug-In Cars in the U.S, and Here is Why

Chevy Volt sales may be seem blow, but they still outsold the rest of the plug-in cars on the U.S market in 2012. In 2012, they accounted for 45% of all plug-in electric car sales in the United States, at 23,461 units, and when you account for the Volt’s European cousin, the Opel Ampera, the picture looks even rosier.

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Next Chevy Volt To Cost “Thousands” Less

While electric vehicle sales haven’t been exactly inspiring, the Chevy Volt has managed to pick up some serious steam among consumers despite its $39,995 MSRP. With a next-generation Volt already under development, GM’s President of North America Mark Reuss has said that they will shave “thousands of dollars” from the price. But is it enough to make the Volt a true mass-market competitor?

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Chevy Volt Outselling Half Of Cars On The Market?

If you listen to certain “news outlets,” you’d think the Chevy Volt was a flaming, steaming pile of sales crap that costs GM tens of thousands of dollars per vehicle sold. You’d be wrong though, as a recent roundup of all the vehicles the Chevy Volt is currently outselling shows that there is, in fact, a market for this high-tech American hybrid.

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Chevy Volt Sales Soar As Nissan Leaf Sinks

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of silence coming from right-wing pundits and politicians who became very vocal critics of the Chevrolet Volt in the past year. What has them shutting their collective yappers? Sales of the Chevy Volt have consistently risen every month this year, with over 1,800 sold last month, and over 10,000 sold so far in 2012. It seems that despite the vitriol directed its way, customers are finding their way to the Volt.

The Nissan Leaf is a different story however, with sales falling off of a cliff. What exactly is happening here?

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