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Feb
23
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt LT

2016 Chevrolet Volt LT   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Electric Car

Dates tested: 2/01/2016 – 2/08/2016

Miles Driven: 344

Fuel Used: 1.9 gallons

Jan
12
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Despite dropping gas prices and general public disinterest in electric vehicles, General Motors’ Chevrolet division is doubling down on vehicular electrification.

Aug
29
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Consumer Guide’s loaded test Chevrolet Volt listed for $40,640 including destination charge (pun not intended).

Consumer Guide Automotive Test Drive

2014 Chevrolet Volt

Dates tested: 8/07/2014-8/14/2014

Miles Driven: 300

Fuel Used: .9 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 333.3 mpg 

Aug
07
2014 Volt Pricing

This 2013 Chevrolet Volt lists for about $5000 more than a similar 2014 model will.

New-car “sticker shock” is a well-known phenomenon. It mostly affects those who haven’t shopped for a new vehicle in recent years, as prices have been rising steadily—and in some cases, steeply. In fact, the average transaction price of a new car recently topped $30,000 for the first time.

But Chevrolet has announced that the 2014 Volt will buck that trend. Due to go on sale toward the end of this summer, it will carry a lower base price than it did for 2013—a whopping $5000 lower.

Jan
15
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

Would they or wouldn’t they? That was the question regarding whether or not General Motors would give the green light to producing a car based on the seductive Cadillac Converj concept. As you can probably guess, that answer is a resounding “Yes.”

Dec
17

2013 C-Max Energi

Following on the heels of the new-for-2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid comes its plug-in brother, the C-MAX Energi. Moving from a traditional hybrid to the plug-in variety allows for a certain amount of electric-only driving, but the transformation both giveth and taketh away.

May
22

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, a compact hatchback that starts at $39,145. The Volt can operate solely on battery power for up to 40 miles. After that, a gas engine kicks in and provides an additional 300 miles of driving.

Apr
29
2012 Chevrolet Volt, Why I Dislike the Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevy Volt is in the news again. This time it’s because the much-maligned “extended-range electric vehicle” is not catching fire, either after a crash (good!) or with the buying public (bad!).

Apr
06
2012 Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Volt Buyer

The Chevrolet Volt’s 40-mile electric range and 300-mile gas range make it an extraordinarily efficient vehicle under the right circumstances.

“Are you sitting down?”

It was my friend Scott on the phone. Scott is a middle-aged farmer whom I’ve known for the better part of 20 years. Like me, he’s a car nut.  Unlike me, he has disposable income, numerous storage buildings, and a hyper-active eBay account, a dangerous combination that has resulted in the comings and goings of a fleet of late-’70s Firebirds, a couple of Corvettes, an early-’70s Olds Toronado, a half dozen Harleys, a pair of hopped-up Z28 Camaros, a Chevy Topkick (think full-size pickup on steroids), two Jeeps, a couple of middle-aged Cadillacs, and a Peterbuilt semi. And that’s just in the last five years.

Mar
30
Fox News and the Chevrolet Volt

Fox News and the Chevrolet Volt

In a stunning about-face, Fox News now seemingly loves the Chevrolet Volt.

A victim of partisan politics since its introduction, Volt became a symbol of everything commentators on the popular conservative news channel found troubling about President Barack Obama and especially the auto-industry bailout.