Chevy Volt Conservatives are incredibly vested in seeing electric cars fail. Obviously, they oppose anything that cleans up the environment. But they have a special place of hatred for electric vehicles, a feeling that Fox Business was happy to promote with this "Don't buy an electric car" laugher. Show More Summary
I've been leasing a 2011 Chevrolet Volt for almost two years now. And about three months ago, I took delivery of a 2013 Tesla Model S, the 60-kWh version. So I've gotten an extended first-hand look at arguably the two most technically advanced production cars in the U.S.--and the two best-selling plug-ins so far in 2013. Show More Summary
So far, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)‘ electric car strategy has not lived up to expectations. The company introduced the Chevy Volt in late 2010 to great fanfare. The Volt was meant to be a demonstration that the Detroit automakers could still be innovation leaders in the industry. As my colleague John Rosevear recently observed, the Volt [...]
5 Volt batteries could power 3-5 American homes for a couple hours during the next power failure. Even old batteries still have the majority of their power.
So far, General Motors' electric car strategy has not lived up to expectations. The company introduced the Chevy Volt in late 2010 to great fanfare. The Volt was meant to be a demonstration that the Detroit automakers could still be innovation leaders in the industry. Show More Summary
The Chevy Volt has missed sales expectations for every year of its existence. However, its upscale cousin, the Cadillac ELR, might have more success.
Cost-cutting plans include a weight reduction of the 3,700-pound car and a switch to a dedicated platform, rather than the use of the gasoline-powered Cruze platform.
By Nicholas Brown via CleanTechnica I have been following the electrification of vehicles closely since about 2008. I kept wishing that researchers would develop improved battery technology for electric vehicles, and I’ve seen it happen many times. The development of lithium-ion battery technology really is on a roll. There is now a major discovery multiple times [...]
The cost of the Chevy Volt might be cut by $7,000 to $10,000, according to recent reports. I have been following the electrification of vehicles closely since about 2008. I kept wishing that researchers would develop improved battery technology for electric vehicles, and I’ve seen it happen many times. Show More Summary
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GM critics hate it, but it gets good reviews. Owners love it, but it's not selling well. Is it time for GM to unplug its green-car darling once and for all? A leading Fool analyst takes a closer look.
Chevrolet Volt. Photo credit: General Motors Co. Few cars have taken more flak from media critics in recent years than General Motors' innovative green car, the Chevrolet Volt. Of course, few of those critics are auto reviewers. Those reviewers, like most folks who try a Chevy Volt, tend to like the car. Show More Summary
It would appear that (apart from Tesla, for now) that any thing related to electric cars is going up in flames. From Fisker's fubar (and blowing all that hard-earned government funding) and Chevy's Volt dysphoria to A-123 Systems (the...Show More Summary
Last September when Reuters calculated that General Motors was losing almost $50,000 on every Chevy Volt it sold the carmaker was apoplectic with indignation at the "grossly wrong" numbers being thrown around. Sure they were losing money,...Show More Summary
It’s true: Punchy start-up Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is already outselling the much-hyped Chevy Volt. Earlier this month, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) said it had exceeded its own first-quarter sales target, delivering “at least 4,750? examples of its all-electric Model S luxury sedan to customers. Contrast that with General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), which sold 4,421 of [...]
The Chevy Volt has been on the market for more than two years now, but sales still have yet to live up to expectations. Photo credit: General Motors Co. It's true: Punchy start-up Tesla Motors is already outselling the much-hyped Chevy...Show More Summary
More than two years in, sales still have yet to take off. Is it time for GM to pull the Volt's plug?
Tesla Motors is also expected to announce its first-ever profit during the first quarter of 2013.
General Motors continues to tinker with its green car strategy on a global level. Whether its the Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV or Cadillac ELR, the American automaker is throwing its creativity at a variety of ideas to see what will be a hit with drivers. read more
When you think electric vehicle, cars like the Tesla Model S or Chevy Volt might come to mind. But a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup wants to change that perception with what they claim is the "world's lightest electric vehicle" — and...Show More Summary