Video: Is the Cadillac ELR Twice as Cool as the Chevy Volt?

I love, and I mean love, my Chevy Volt. People who haven't driven one don't get it, and that's fine. It's not for everybody, and that's fine. What's important about choosing a car is that it works for your lifestyle, right? And the Volt works for mine. But the problem is that it just isn't that cool. You have to… » 4/01/14 11:33am 4/01/14 11:33am

The Spark Plug Started Out As A Really Dangerous Toy

Once you realize that pretty much everything around you, no matter how seemingly small and insignificant, has a story behind it, the world becomes much more interesting. Your car is packed full of parts with good stories behind them (the tragic tale of Sir Nathan Airfilter comes to mind) but the one I'd like to talk… » 3/05/13 2:00pm 3/05/13 2:00pm

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 Dealers Say No To More Chevy Volts

With NHTSA's closure of the investigation into the Chevy Volt, General Motors is now trying to rebuild the plug-in hybrid's image. But a new stumbling block has appeared on the road to higher sales — dealers turning down Volts from GM. » 1/23/12 8:15am 1/23/12 8:15am

GM Fixing Chevy Volt To Stop Possible Fiery Death After Three-Week-Old …

After a Chevy Volt caught fire after being left outside in a parking lot in Minnesota three weeks after it was crash tested by NHTSA, GM has announced some changes to make sure this won't happen again. » 1/05/12 11:15am 1/05/12 11:15am

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

Yes, GM will loan you a Corvette if you're scared your Chevy Volt will…

With news of more Chevy Volt battery packs catching fire after NHTSA crash testing, General Motors yesterday made an unprecedented damage-controlling offer: Any Volt owner concerned about safety can request a free GM vehicle loan until the issue's resolved. Yes, any car. Even a Corvette. » 11/29/11 2:30pm 11/29/11 2:30pm

GM to loan cars to owners scared their Chevy Volt will catch fire

GM is responding to increased concern amongst Chevy Volt owners that their cars will burst into flames by mostly dismissing the threat of random explosions and then offering Volt owners free loaner cars while GM tries to resolve the issue. » 11/28/11 12:09pm 11/28/11 12:09pm

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