The 2016 Chevy Volt Goes 50 Miles On A Charge

The Chevy Volt offered GM a chance to show it was capable of quickly producing a car that was radically different than any car they'd made before. It wasn't a hit. With low EV-only range and a high price, what exactly was the reason to buy it? The 2016 Chevy Volt seems like a better deal. » 1/12/15 12:25am 1/12/15 12:25am

Prepare Your Bodies For Fiat Chrysler Mazda

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/06/15 10:06am 1/06/15 10:06am

2016 Chevrolet Volt: This Is It

If there was any doubt that the car is the ultimate mobile device, GM just eliminate it with a sneak peek of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the Consumer Electronics Show. The new Volt – which is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week – made a 30-second appearance on stage in Vegas, but GM didn't deliver any… » 1/04/15 11:55pm 1/04/15 11:55pm

2016 Chevy Volt Camouflage So Secret That GM Issues Press Release

The styling of the next-generation Chevy Volt is one of the automotive world's best-kept secrets, and this I know because that is the exact first line of Chevy's press release concerning the styling of the 2016 Chevy Volt, complete with picture. And they want you to know all about the styling, and how it's camouflaged. » 9/29/14 9:33pm 9/29/14 9:33pm

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

There are many reasons for considering making an electric car the next car you buy or lease. Besides the many environmental benefits, the promise of energy security, the silky-smooth driving experience with instant torque available without delay and low maintenance, one of the best characteristics of electric… » 8/27/14 3:29pm 8/27/14 3:29pm

​The Opel Ampera Will Die Next Year

The Opel Ampera, GM's rebadged and slightly reskinned version of the Chevy Volt, will shuffle off this mortal coil in Europe after sales have slowed from a trickle to a slightly leaky faucet that almost keeps you up at night. » 7/21/14 7:00pm 7/21/14 7:00pm

The Chinese Love Safe, Youthful American Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/10/14 9:35am 4/10/14 9:35am

Toyota Recalls 6.76 Million Vehicles, Because Everyone's Terrible

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/09/14 9:30am 4/09/14 9:30am

GM Drops Chevy Volt Price By $5K, Ford Boosts Fiesta ST Production

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/06/13 9:00am 8/06/13 9:00am

What It's Like To Drag Race An Electric Car

Quiet. Weirdly quiet. That's probably the most striking thing. And, while I'd hesitate to say "fast," it wasn't quite as slow as you might think. But still pretty slow. Pretty very slow. » 6/25/13 4:05pm 6/25/13 4:05pm

Can You Get A Good New Car For Under $15,000?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/28/13 9:23am 2/28/13 9:23am

Battery Maker That Received $249 Million From Obama Administration…

A123 Systems, the company that builds the batteries for the Fisker Karma and for the upcoming Chevy Spark EV, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, according to court documents. This is a major blow for the Obama administration, which has invested heavily in green energy with other companies like Solyndra… » 10/16/12 9:15am 10/16/12 9:15am

Founder Of Popular Chevy Volt Website Trades His Volt For A Ford

Chevy Volt owners are a fanatical, interesting bunch. Just watch the commercials. But one major gripe has always been that the car can only fit the driver and three passengers. So what is the Founder of GM-Volt.com supposed to do when his family grows? Get a Ford, of course. » 10/09/12 4:30pm 10/09/12 4:30pm

GM Isn't Really Losing All That Cash With Each Volt

Yesterday we reported on a Reuters story that suggested that GM was losing about $40,000 on every Volt sold. But that number is pretty deceptive, and doesn't take into account the overall picture. » 9/11/12 4:20pm 9/11/12 4:20pm

GM Is Losing Thousands Of Dollars On Every Volt Built

The Chevy Volt is a pioneering car, but it has also received a lot of flack. It hasn't helped that it has caught on fire a couple times and been scapegoated by the media as the poster child of the automotive bailouts. » 9/10/12 12:30pm 9/10/12 12:30pm

BREAKING: Explosion At General Motors Tech Center Battery Lab Injures…

WXYZ, the local Detroit ABC affiliate, reports that there has been an explosion at a battery lab facility on the campus of GM's Technical Center in Warren. Two people have been injured and were taken to nearby hospitals and all employees have been evacuated from that building. » 4/11/12 9:45am 4/11/12 9:45am

Toyota Sells More New Prius C In Three Days Than Chevy Sells Volts In…

Sales of the Chevy Volt remain so weak that even with higher gas prices, GM had to shut production down for five weeks. Compare that to the brand new compact Toyota Prius C, which outsold a month's worth of Volts and Nissan Leafs in just three days. Beware the Ides of March. » 3/16/12 1:40pm 3/16/12 1:40pm

GM Halts Chevy Volt Production Because Sales Suck

General Motors has told 1,300 employees at the automaker's Detroit Hamtramck plant they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera. » 3/02/12 4:00pm 3/02/12 4:00pm