GM Recycles Gulf Oil Booms Into Chevy Volt Parts

General Motors will be recycling oil-soaked plastic booms deployed in the Gulf of Mexico into parts for the new Chevrolet Volt hybrid. About 100,000 pounds of boom material are being repurposed as radiator air deflectors. Ironic? A little. [Reuters] » 12/20/10 1:00pm 12/20/10 1:00pm

Chevy Volt Wins "Automobile of the Year" From Appropriately-Named Buff…

Source Interlink's wearing a bowtie today as big as the dollar signs in the eyes of their ad sales team. The 2011 Chevy Volt follows up their Motor Trend "2011 Car of the Year" award with Automobile magazine's "2011 Automobile of the Year" award. By the way, given Source Interlink's creative award names, you'd almost… » 11/16/10 3:20pm 11/16/10 3:20pm

How To Build The First Chevy Volt Battery... Very Quickly

GM's really got to get the Chevy Volt to market fast. So fast, they've had to speed up production of T-cell batteries. A lot. Oh, look, they're also playing Yakkety Sax on the plant floor — you know, for inspiration. » 1/07/10 4:45pm 1/07/10 4:45pm

OnStar Phone App Officially Makes Chevy Volt The "Jesus Car"

The auto industry's first working smartphone application will allow Chevy Volt owners connection and control of vehicle functions. This makes it finally official — if the iPhone's the "Jesus Phone," then the Chevy Volt is the "Jesus Car." » 1/05/10 10:00pm 1/05/10 10:00pm

Chevy Pickup Trucks Get More Internets Than Chevy Volt

Earlier this month GM announced "Chevrolet Wi-Fi" by Autonet Mobile as an option on seven Chevy vehicles including the Silverado pickup. Weirdly, despite the Chevy Volt being, like, the most technologically-advanced vehicle ever built, it won't get the option. » 12/24/09 8:30am 12/24/09 8:30am

GM's Chevy Volt Dancers Make Fox News, Become Full-Fledged PR Nightmare

GM's Chevy Volt LA Auto Show marketing song and dance disaster we've reported on the past few days just became a much bigger deal. It's now the lead story on Fox News. We totally called this one. » 12/15/09 11:05am 12/15/09 11:05am

Chevy Volt: There's An App For That

From our first test unit test drive, we knew the Chevy Volt would be a seriously technologically advanced electric car when it debuts next year. Now GM's saying they've built Blackberry and iPhone apps to control some vehicle functions. » 12/10/09 10:00am 12/10/09 10:00am

Chevy Volt "Chirps," Warns Pedestrians Of Impending Silent Vehicular…

The Chevy Volt runs virtually silent in all-electric mode. To combat the potential electric car "silent killer" threat, GM's built in a "chirp" feature for drivers to announce and warn pedestrians when they drive by. » 11/20/09 1:55pm 11/20/09 1:55pm

Legion Of Chevy Volt Testers Take Leisurely Drive

A slew of Chevy Volt pre-production engineering units took a test drive near Toledo, Ohio earlier this week. Of course GM PR was also on hand to take a slew of pictures documenting the marketing engineering exercise. Gallery below. » 10/15/09 1:00pm 10/15/09 1:00pm

Chevy Volt To Get 230 MPG City Fuel Economy Rating

Sources tell us GM CEO Fritz Henderson will announce today the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle will receive a city fuel economy rating of 230 MPG from the EPA when it hits showroom floors later next year. Holy game-changer, Batman! » 8/11/09 6:50am 8/11/09 6:50am

Pre-Production Chevy Volt Plugged In, Testing In Real World

The first pre-production Chevy Volt "Integration Vehicle" was completed this week ahead of schedule. Looks like GM's putative four-wheeled electrified savior is getting closer to reality. » 6/25/09 10:00am 6/25/09 10:00am

Chevy Volt Mule: First Drive

Yesterday morning we finally hopped into a Chevy Volt mule with outgoing GM product czar Bob Lutz for a spin around the Warren Tech Center. What's it feel like? It's utterly unremarkable and appliance-like. » 5/19/09 1:00pm 5/19/09 1:00pm

Chevy Volt: First Drive?

We'd love to drive the Chevy Volt test mule like Wired and others, but we're pretty sure the Volt PR team is afraid of us. As well they should be. We actually have readers. [Wired] » 4/29/09 10:40am 4/29/09 10:40am

"Maximum" Bob Lutz Channels Vulcans On Volt

The guy who just left his job at GM with "Chairman" in the title (No, not that guy! The other guy!) says despite Auto Task Force comments, the Chevy Volt will "survive and prosper." [GM-Volt] » 3/31/09 8:15am 3/31/09 8:15am

Jalopnik, Autoblog, Kicking Tires Live-Chat With GM's Jon Lauckner…

The blogging-about-autos threesome of Jalopnik, Autoblog and Kicking Tires will be hosting a live-chat with GM's VP-o-Global-Program-Management Jon Lauckner at 6:00PM EST. Get those Volt questions ready kiddies! » 3/18/09 3:30pm 3/18/09 3:30pm

Volt Bar Debuts Years Ahead Of Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is saddled with an end-of-2010 production start date and considering the health of GM, the Volt Bar is perfect for all those depressed program engineers this St. Paddy's day. » 3/17/09 10:30am 3/17/09 10:30am

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