Rumor: GM To NOT Put Chevy Volt Program On Hold, Cut Engineering Staff …

Rumors of tomorrow's " important changes » 11/06/08 9:32pm 11/06/08 9:32pm" at GM have approached a fevered pace, but the latest one we've heard is coming directly from someone who's directly related to someone who could be directly affected if the rumor is true. So, it must be true, right? Anyway, we've just been told by the family of a engineering…

Chevy Volt Engine Won't Recharge Batteries While Driving; Just A…

Edmunds Inside Line » 9/25/08 10:40am 9/25/08 10:40am is reporting the apparently doesn't use the engine to recharge its batteries while driving, going against what every media outlet — , the buff books and every web site including this one — have reported as fact for the past two years. Confusion apparently stems from a press release issued when the…

The Top Ten Design Elements Of The Chevy Volt

Yesterday's reveal » 9/17/08 12:30pm 9/17/08 12:30pm of the production got us thinking we should take a closer look at the design features, both inside and out, that make GM's plug-in hybrid unique. We've picked out five exterior and an equal number of interior design elements we feel are most important, and taken a little deeper look at each.…

Chevy Volt: Five Key Interior Features

Oh sure, the exterior's hot for a plug-in appliance, but the interior's just as slick. In fact, it's on the inside of the Volt where some of the biggest differences from concept to production were made. We sat down with Volt styling guru Bob Boniface, and let him give us the scoop on all that is interesting on the… » 9/17/08 10:35am 9/17/08 10:35am

Chevy Volt: Five Key Exterior Features

It's been four years since the world's largest automaker (arguably) began work on reviving the electric car and almost two years after the concept was first revealed on the stage of the Detroit Auto Show, and seeing the Volt's shiny exterior up close we can say, yes, it's nothing like the look of the sleek,… » 9/17/08 10:33am 9/17/08 10:33am

GM's Lutz: Chevy Volt Will Use GPS To Determine Distance From Home,…

At GM's "blogger town hall" at the end of yesterday's Chevy Volt » 9/17/08 8:00am 9/17/08 8:00am , the General's Vice Chairman and product czar, , made mention to a Volt feature we hadn't yet heard about, and is even more techie-cool than the iPod-like interface on the center stack. Apparently, the Volt will "know how far you are from home" using what…

Chevy Volt, Live And Unplugged!

The finale of GM's centennial celebration today was the official reveal of the production 2011 Chevrolet Volt » 9/17/08 12:01am 9/17/08 12:01am, the first official plug-in hybrid production vehicle from a major auto manufacturer. Details are slim, but what we know is this — GM calls it an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV), it has a top speed…

Production Chevy Volt Press Photos Revealed, Now Without Engineers!

You saw the live shots of the Chevy Volt » 9/16/08 11:40am 9/16/08 11:40am already, but now here it is, folks: the long-awaited press photos — without . As we've already said, the plug-in hybrid should achieve a 40-mile all-electric range, after which point a 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder will be doing the electricity-generating duties. Just don't…

First Full Picture Of Chevy Volt?

Remember when the first shots of the Chevy Volt » 9/09/08 4:30pm 9/09/08 4:30pm dropped yesterday? It was like a pinup calendar of ; you could barely see the car itself for their chiseled features and toothy grins. Well here’s the Volt de-hunkified, courtesy of . We’re still waiting for Edmunds to call us back, so we don’t know if GM slid them this…

New Transformers 2 Video Captures Chevy Volt, Corvette Centennial…

This new video may not be the clearest shot we've seen of the 2010 Chevy Volt » 9/03/08 1:40pm 9/03/08 1:40pm, , or any of the other GM product-placement-bots on the set of , but what it does bring to the table is behind-the-scenes commentary from real fanboys. The Transformers geeks inform us that Bumblebee, also known as "that muthafuka riiight…

Chevy Volt Fully Revealed With Corvette Centennial Concept In…

UPDATE #2: Check out our shots of the new Chevy Volt from the live reveal today in Detroit! » 8/28/08 11:35pm 8/28/08 11:35pm Here it is kids: our first look at a , complete and in-motion on the set of the still-in-production . We got a glimpse at the upper half of the earlier this evening, but this is the whole enchilada: tail end, blacked-out…

Top Half Of Chevy Volt Revealed On Transformers 2 Set

It appears the top half of the 2010 Chevy Volt » 8/28/08 10:07pm 8/28/08 10:07pm has been photographed on-set at the filming of the new movie, and it gives away a lot of the styling cues which have been hidden from view up until now. The front of the greenhouse on the production bears little resemblance to the concept, with smooth A-pillars, and a…

Chevy Volt To Get Occasional Power From Cruze's 1.4-Liter Inline…

We all know the story on the 2011 Chevy Volt by now — inline hybrid, electric motors, giant T-shaped lithium ion battery, 40 mile all-EV range, late 2010 debut date and "on-board range extender." Well, we didn't know so much about that last one until now. GM is confirming the same 1.4-liter in-line four-cylinder set for… » 7/30/08 10:00am 7/30/08 10:00am