Two Carbon Monoxide Injuries Spark Recall of 64,000 Chevrolet Volts

Chevrolet Volt owners are inadvertently leaving their plug-in hybrids runnings in their garages, causing the battery to drain, the engine to fire up, and leading to two carbon monoxide-related injuries. Now GM is recalling around 64,000 Volts. » 3/12/15 5:04pm 3/12/15 5:04pm

A New Chevrolet Volt Is Coming, What Do We Know About It?

I think it's fair to say we haven't heard much from the Chevrolet Volt in a while. These days, its upmarket version the Cadillac ELR has driven much of the conversation, and not always for the right reasons. But General Motors announced a new Volt will debut at next year's Detroit Auto Show. What's it's deal? » 8/07/14 12:04pm 8/07/14 12:04pm

GM Seeks To Murder Tesla With The Next Chevy Volt

It's fair to say that in spite of its impressive technology, the Chevrolet Volt hasn't exactly set the world on fire. But General Motors says they'll get it right with the next Volt and another electric car in the pipeline, which have one goal: to break Tesla Motors once and for all. » 12/18/13 3:13pm 12/18/13 3:13pm

The Cadillac ELR Will Cost $75,995, I.E. As Much As A Tesla Model S

The Cadillac ELR and Chevy Volt share the same underpinnings. The Chevy Volt, which isn't selling super fantastically, starts at $34,185. The ELR, when it hits dealers in January, will start at $75,995. Jeepers. » 10/11/13 1:42pm 10/11/13 1:42pm

'Is The Chevy Volt As Electrifying As Its Hype?'

Ah, the Volt. That controversial car that you either love or want to murder in cold blood. So how is it? Let's have John Davis and the MotorWeek crew find out. » 10/03/13 5:30pm 10/03/13 5:30pm

You Actually Can Put A Gun Rack In A Chevy Volt, Newt Gingrich

One gun-totin' Chevy Volt owner responded to Newt Gingrich's claim that "you can't put a gun rack in a Volt" in the best way possible. He built a gun rack and put it in his own Volt, just to prove Gingrich wrong. » 2/22/12 8:15am 2/22/12 8:15am

Did feds delay public disclosure of Chevy Volt fire risk to protect GM…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crashed a Chevrolet Volt back in May, the car's lithium-ion battery burst into flames in June, and the agency acknowledged the fire to the public and launched a safety investigation in late November. Why the six-month time-lapse? » 12/05/11 4:00pm 12/05/11 4:00pm

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

Nissan Leaf outselling Chevy Volt 2 to 1, can GM catch up?

In the sales slap fight between the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, the Leaf has the Volt by the wrists and asking why it keeps hitting itself. Chevy's response: Wait 'til next month. » 9/01/11 11:45am 9/01/11 11:45am

GM engineer gets 3,108 mpg in his Chevy Volt

Officially, the Chevrolet Volt gets 60 mpg when running on electricity and gasoline. But one GM engineer who ran electric-only mode for several weeks traveled 1,554 miles on half a gallon of gas — or 3,108 mpg. » 7/26/11 10:00am 7/26/11 10:00am

New York's finest turn a Chevy Volt into a cop car

The next time you forget to feed a meter or misunderestimate opposite-side parking in New York City, your ticket could come from this: the first police Chevrolet Volt in the country. » 7/12/11 3:00pm 7/12/11 3:00pm

Chevy dealers are not scamming taxpayers on Volt tax credits

This weekend, a conservative group claimed taxpayers were getting scammed on Chevy Volt tax credits by dealers, proving the Volt wasn't nearly as popular as General Motors or the Obama administration says. Sorry to disappoint Rush Limbaugh, but they're wrong. » 6/01/11 10:30am 6/01/11 10:30am

How Bob Lutz saved GM from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and itself

In his new book, former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz calls Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and other right-wing critics of GM "reckless" for their hatred of anything linked to the Obama administration — including the Chevrolet Volt. Here's our exclusive first drive review of the soon-to-be-published book. » 4/28/11 12:00pm 4/28/11 12:00pm

Forbes attacks Volt, omits shilling for oil industry

In the latest issue of Forbes magazine, writer Patrick Michaels trashes the Chevy Volt and General Motors, saying the Volt is the socialist evil Ayn Rand warned of. What Michaels doesn't mention? How the oil industry pays his bills.

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Chevy Volt price gouging hits less-than-astonishing $4,000 atop price…

Ward's Auto claims dealers across the country are dropping mark-ups as high as $4,000 on Chevy Volts. That's a bit less than the $50K mark-up we saw on Corvette ZR1s. » 2/17/11 11:15am 2/17/11 11:15am

How the Chevy Volt gave one reviewer his largest electric bill ever

Edmunds' Inside Line editor Karl Brauer put $4.16 of electricity in his Chevy Volt, then hit a long, climbing California road. At 25.8 miles, the battery was spent, an energy-mile per dollar equation similar to a full-size pickup. » 2/08/11 4:45pm 2/08/11 4:45pm

New York Isn't Ready For Electric Cars

After picking up a Hertz Chevy Volt, we found the Big Apple's electric-car infrastructure is still woefully inadequate, and rife with confused parking-lot attendants. Thankfully, the Volt's got a backup engine. With the Nissan Leaf we'd have been screwed. » 1/25/11 2:30pm 1/25/11 2:30pm

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

First Chevy Volt For Sale Auctioned For $225,000

Spurred by a jolt of last-minute bids, the first Chevy Volt built for sale by GM fetched $225,000 in an auction to benefit Detroit Public Schools. That's some pricey joule-ry. [Freep] » 12/14/10 7:15pm 12/14/10 7:15pm

EPA Red Tape Keeps Chevy Volt Off The Road

General Motors execs say they're ready to start shipping the first Chevy Volts to dealers, but can't because the EPA hasn't given it a fuel economy window sticker. Probably finding just the right font for "Your Mileage May Vary" [AutoNews] » 11/17/10 10:45am 11/17/10 10:45am