Tag Archives: Chevrolet Volt

My week with the Chevy Volt

General Motors has been touting its plugin gas-electric sedan since before it went on sale in late 2010. Despite slower-than-expected sales and a pause in production, the carmaker charges forward with a consumer outreach campaign that pairs everyday consumers and online influencers with a Chevrolet Volt. In late April, I connected with the regional folks [...]

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A Chevy Volt’s time lapse journey in Alaska

When you think of a Chevy Volt and where it might venture, if you’re anything like me, your thoughts probably don’t immediately go to Alaska. The great wild beyond isn’t exactly crawling with plug-in charging stations for extended range vehicles. But last winter that’s exactly where one Volt went.A team of engineers from Chevrolet spent [...]

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Is GM really changing opinions through consumer events?

On Friday, I attended a media luncheon and drive day with General Motors at FedEx Field just outside of D.C. The event was part of GM’s “Main Street in Motion” series and included driving access to more than 70 makes and models (and to paraphrase a fellow journalist, “Two laps in a ‘Vette just wasn’t [...]

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Could EV credits become the next ‘Cash for Clunkers?’

I’ve discussed President Obama’s call for one million electric vehicles on the roads by 2015 (here and here), but I have never shared the utter headache that Cash for Clunkers (i.e. the CARS Program) was in 2009. That year, I was working with a trade association for auto dealers, and we worked closely with NHTSA, our [...]

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