Pricier Chevrolet Bolt, Volt Loom as GM Nears Tax Credit Threshold

It looks like General Motors won’t enjoy its tax incentive advantage over Tesla for all that long. The maker of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt plug-in hybrid (“extended-range EV,” in GM parlance) told Green Car Reports it will pass the 200,000-unit green vehicle threshold this quarter, meaning a halved federal tax credit for those […]

2019 Chevrolet Volt: The Overlooked ‘Electric’ Wants You to Plug In More Often

It’s not a pure EV, but in the early part of this decade, Chevrolet’s Volt offered one of the few mass-produced electric driving experiences on the market. Now in its second generation, GM’s “extended-range electric vehicle” — which packs a 1.5-liter gas generator — has seen its status dwindle as all-electric competitors rivals sprout like dandelions […]

2019 Chevrolet Volt can charge twice as fast as old model

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PHEV Excellence: 2018 Chevrolet Volt Tested in Depth

– Times have changed since the first Chevrolet Volt was sold in late 2010. Back then, gas prices were on the way to a generational high, and even some die-hard gas-guzzler enthusiasts were dropping their big rigs for hypermilers. These days, fuel prices are down, Americans are driving more than ever, and trucks and SUVs […]

Chevy Volt may get killed off by 2022

General Motors staked much of its sagging reputation on the Chevrolet Volt when began developing the plug-in range-extending hybrid a decade ago amid overall cratering sales, a vehicle portfolio lopsided toward gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs, and a balance sheet bleeding red ink. And it worked, too: The Volt racked up a number of awards, positive […]

2017 Toyota Prius Prime in Depth: New and Improved, Still Not a Chevrolet Volt

– The Prius Prime, all new for 2017, is a plug-in version of Toyota’s iconic Prius with a larger battery that enables an EPA-rated 25 miles of electric-only driving, a slew of standard active safety technology, and a high-tech cabin. Its single powertrain is efficient but otherwise utterly joyless, and the Prius can’t manage even […]

Buick's Velite 5 is a rebadged Chevy Volt for China

There’s nary a mention of the famous Chevy Bowtie badge in Buick’s press release for its new Velite 5. No shoutouts to the extended-range Volt, with which the Chinese-market Velite clearly borrows its hybrid gasoline/electric technology. But that’s okay; to borrow an adage, if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks […]