Is the Chevy Volt a sales flop?

General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will GM fail to meet its own sales… » 10/03/11 12:30pm 10/03/11 12:30pm

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

The Chevy Volt Song: No, We're Not Kidding

We will see even more hype surrounding the Chevy Volt as we approach 2010's unveil. Introducing the Chevy Volt song, debuting during the LA Auto Show's first public day. This isn't a joke. Yup, it's gonna be a long year. » 12/07/09 9:00am 12/07/09 9:00am

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

US Audi President Takes Mulligan On Facebook Over Volt "Idiots" Comment

Yesterday, Lawrence Ulrich of MSN Autos reported Audi US President Johan de Nysschen called Chevy Volt buyers "idiots." Today, de Nysschen is trying to distance himself from those comments through his Facebook page. Yes, Facebook. » 9/04/09 12:20pm 9/04/09 12:20pm

Audi President Thinks Chevy Volt Buyers Are "Idiots"

"Nobody will pay a $15,000 premium for a car competing with a Corolla," said Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen. "There are not enough idiots who will buy it." Really? Put your money where your mouth is, Johan. » 9/03/09 11:15am 9/03/09 11:15am

EPA Backs Away From GM's 230 MPG Chevy Volt Claim

We aren't the only folks thinking GM's 230 MPG EPA Chevy Volt fuel economy rating's rather fantastic. Apparently the EPA thinks so too, issuing a statement saying it "cannot confirm the fuel economy values claimed by GM." [EPA via GreenCarAdvisor] » 8/11/09 7:23pm 8/11/09 7:23pm

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

GM's Bob Lutz On Volt's $40K Price Tag, Getting "Pissed Off" At Toyota

AdAge reports GM's Bob "Maximum Marketing" Lutz pushed for the Chevy Volt after "...getting so pissed off...reading how the wonderful, far-sighted Toyota is the only one who understands technology." Also, he wanted to sell a $40,000 Chevy Cobalt. [AdAge] » 8/04/09 10:30am 8/04/09 10:30am

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

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

2012 Holden Volt: Electricity Goes On Walkabout

GM's brand that goes Outback every night has released details on the 2012 Holden Volt, the right-hand and Aussie-flavored version of GM's bow-tied branded EREV, the Chevy Volt. » 2/26/09 6:01pm 2/26/09 6:01pm

GM Not Canceling Flint Volt Engine Plant, Just Construction Contracts

Construction contracts for GM's new Flint, MI engine plant have been canceled, but GM tells us plans to build the new 1.4-liter four-banger powering the Chevy Volt and Cruze in Flint remain unchanged. » 1/28/09 10:00am 1/28/09 10:00am

GM CEO Rick Wagoner Announces Chevy Volt Battery Details

GM CEO Rick Wagoner has made a slew of announcements surrounding the technology in the 2011 Chevy Volt. Seems yawn-inducing, right? You're wrong. » 1/12/09 10:43am 1/12/09 10:43am

The Chevy Volt Won't Save GM, But The Chevy Cruze Might

If you're a GM fan-boy, you're probably a pretty happy camper this week. GM's celebrating its centennial and you've seen the live reveals of both the upcoming Chevy Cruze » 9/16/08 1:30pm 9/16/08 1:30pm, the 40 MPG+ econobox you can't ignore , and , the , GM's resuscitation of the electric car. One of these two will save GM, the other will not. If…

Chevy Volt Interior Photo Lifted From Internal GM Presentation, Looks…

These shots of a production Chevy Volt » 8/28/08 4:15pm 8/28/08 4:15pm interior have leaked from a GM internal presentation. Immediately apparent is the glossy white iPod-esque IP with flip-up nav/charge status display. There's also a prominent center-mounted computer-like on/off button, but we don't know if this will start the car or just the…

ABC News Hikes Skirt Up Even Higher On Chevy Volt Front End, Interior

ABC News lifted the skirt even higher on the new Chevy Volt in a segment this weekend on Good Morning America. It's a scene eerily reminiscent to the Cadillac CTS skirt-lift by "Maximum" Bob Lutz. Given the timing of the Lutz-lift in relationship to the CTS unveil at the Detroit Auto Show, we're assuming what we've… » 8/11/08 7:47am 8/11/08 7:47am