Tag Archives: Chevy Volt

Three hybrids featured on WardsAuto list of best engines

When it comes to choosing the best engines, hybrids are getting noticed. Three hybrids are included on the WardsAuto best engines list for 2017: the Chevy Volt, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid. The Volt and Paice are both plug-in hybrids. This marks the second straight year that the Chevy Volt has earned this recognition. The Volt was also praised for its 53-mile battery only…

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There’s a bit of the Chevy Volt hidden in the Malibu Hybrid

AutoBlog.com reports that the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid uses the Chevy Volt’s powertrain to help the Malibu offer a quiet, smooth electric drive and improve its fuel efficiency to 47 miles per gallon combined. There are only five major parts differences between the Voltec Drive unit in the second-gen Volt and the new Malibu Hybrid. The battery is where the two models are obviously and dramatically different. The…

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Top 10 Hybrids Vehicles with the Best Electric Range

The biggest challenge with electric vehicles is the limited range they can travel. That makes plug-in hybrids the ideal choice for consumers who want to go green but need to drive long distances on occasion. Wall St. Cheat Sheet ranked the plug-in hybrids that can travel the furthest in pure-electric mode. The Chevy Volt (38 miles) tops the list, followed by the…

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October 2014 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Sales of conventional hybrid vehicles remain down for the year, but those figures are offset by increases in the sale of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles according to statistics released by hybridcars.com. U.S. sales figures for October 2014 show that consumers bought 30,892 hybrids, 3,735 plug-in hybrids and 5,818 battery-electric vehicles. Hybrid sales are don 8.4% compared to last year,…

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The World’s 10-Best Selling Plug-in Cars

More than 600,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold around the world. HybridCars.com provided a rundown of the 10 best-selling plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles. Here is the list: #10: Renault Zoe (15,063 sold) #9: Renault Kangoo (15,369 sold) #8: Ford Fusion Energi (15,611 sold) #7: Ford C-Max Energi (16,377 sold) #6: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Family (30,501 sold) #5: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV…

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Comparing the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in

Wall Street Cheat Sheet wanted to see how the Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the Chevy Volt stacked up against each other in a head to head comparison. Both vehicles earned rave reviews, with the Prius Plug-in getting the nod on price and cargo/passenger space, while the Volt earned kudos for its fuel economy and range. Read more.

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Cadillac starts shipping 2014 ELR

Autoblog.com reports that Cadillac dealers will receive deliveries of the all-new 2014 ELR extended range electric luxury coupe in January. The ELR was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. The ELR is built on the Chevy Volt’s powertrain technology, but comes with a much higher sticker price ($75,995) and has more luxurious bells and whistles. Read more.

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