ABC Detroit Affiliate Catches Obama's Task Force Driving Volt Mule

Channel 7 WXYZ, Detroit's ABC affiliate, managed to capture President Obama's auto task force driving the plug-in Chevy Volt mule during their visit to GM's suburban Detroit Technical Center today. » 3/10/09 12:10am 3/10/09 12:10am

Obama's Auto Task Force To Drive Chevy Volt Mule Tomorrow

President Obama's auto task force will drive a Chevy Volt test mule during a visit to GM's Technical Center in Detroit tomorrow to help decide if the company deserves more federal loans. [GM-Volt via AP] » 3/08/09 11:30pm 3/08/09 11:30pm

2011 Opel Ampera: Screw The Schedule, Here's The Full Reveal

The Opel Ampera had its coming out party a wee bit early for the Geneva Motor Show. Don't fret, our European breathren, your emo-ecomobile is here and we've got all the photos, and details below. » 3/02/09 6:00pm 3/02/09 6:00pm

Opel Ampera Officially Unveiled!

GM has officially unveiled the Opel Ampera, Europe's version of the Chevy Volt. In a reversal of usual practice, the Ampera is mechanically identical to its American cousin but is much better looking. » 3/01/09 11:45am 3/01/09 11:45am

2010 Opel Ampera Spied

Our friends over at World Car Fans managed to snag shots of the Opel Ampera Concept completely naked during a photo shoot prior to its official debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. » 2/20/09 9:45am 2/20/09 9:45am

Opel Ampera Concept Revealed In Patent Filings

We saw an ultra-dark teaser of the Volt-based Opel Ampera and now, thanks to the leaky European Union Patent Office, we get the full picture of this very Voltastic electric Opel. » 2/18/09 12:30pm 2/18/09 12:30pm

Chevy Announces "Plug-In-Ready" Initiative To Wire Communities For Volt

Most interest in the 2011 Chevy Volt has until now been directed at the battery and drivetrain. Now GM is looking to work with communities to make sure they're ready with plug-in power. » 2/03/09 11:00am 2/03/09 11:00am

Transformers 2 Chevy Volt Gets A Name: "Jolt"

When we showed you the first Chevy Volt pictures from the set of the new Transformers movie, we all wondered what character GM’s little earth-saving electric car would be. Well, his name is "Jolt." » 12/24/08 1:00pm 12/24/08 1:00pm

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…

First Live Shots Of The Chevy Volt Plugged In

Ever wonder what the plug-in unit for the Chevy Volt » 10/03/08 9:20am 10/03/08 9:20am looks like? Well now you know. Here at the the display car is tethered to the very slanted display stand by way of extension cord and locking plug-in mechanism. The power port is, as expected, hidden behind the "Volt" name plate ahead of the mirrors, though we…

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…

Chevy Volt On Video, With Annoying Alt-Pop Soundtrack

Thanks to the folks at GM-Volt.com » 9/22/08 8:30am 9/22/08 8:30am, you can now not only see the slowly moving on a GM road course, you can see it with a soundtrack! Yes friends, a spaceship-like sedan apparently deserves Coldplay, as its spacey sprocket of an unofficial musical accompaniment. Check it out below the jump and tell us in the comments…

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…

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…

Chevy Volt: Taste The Rainbow

An aspiring designer at GMInsideNews » 9/15/08 12:20pm 9/15/08 12:20pm has taken it upon himself to restyle the , responding to criticism that the plug-in corporate savior is a bit on the bland side. Aside from applying a selection of questionable hues to the Volt, he sketched in "lightning bolt zigzag style headlights" in an effort to give the design…

Edmunds Thinks Chevy Volt Design Is "Huge Disappointment," "Completely…

The Line » 9/15/08 11:20am 9/15/08 11:20am on the at has cobbled together a series of quotes allowing them to say what they think without actually saying what they think: The is ugly. Quoting Jane Nakagawa of their own , they bust on the Volt pretty hard, calling it "a huge disappointment" and "completely unacceptable." Harsh. If the with their…

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…