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Auto trends may make 2015 year of the ‘sub-brand’

Auto trends may make 2015 year of the ‘sub-brand’

If there's a certainty in this crazy world economy its predicting massive and quick change in the automotive industry.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Cadillac to introduce electric/gas hybrid

Cadillac to introduce electric/gas hybrid

DETROIT, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Cadillac says it will introduce an electric/gasoline hybrid car similar to the Chevrolet Volt in 2012, dubbed the Cadillac ELR.
Counterfeit auto parts are no joking matter

Counterfeit auto parts are no joking matter

Everyone's heard stories about the morally challenged used car salesman who will say or do anything to make the sale.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
GM says losses on Volt 'grossly wrong’

GM says losses on Volt 'grossly wrong’

It's not often a passenger car is turned into a political football – but that is what has happened to GM's gas-electric, plug-in hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Will 2025 fuel standards kill the V8?

Will 2025 fuel standards kill the V8?

What could be more American than a U.S.-made muscle or pony car purring with V8 power. A big black Mercury or Lincoln, a Dodge or Plymouth with supercharged Hemi V8, an Oldsmobile Rocket or a small block Chevrolet 350.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
The fuel economy

The fuel economy

Without much else to brag about, the Obama administration can point to tougher fuel efficiency standards as one of its crowning economic achievements.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Peugeot to soften layoffs during job cuts

Peugeot to soften layoffs during job cuts

French automaker Peugeot, under pressure from the new Socialist government of French President Francois Hollande, still plans to close a plant near Paris.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
Do ‘active’ safety systems cut insurance claims?

Do ‘active’ safety systems cut insurance claims?

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- The Highway Loss Data Institute has found a wave of high-tech systems that can warn drivers of imminent crashes and headlamps that pivot to illuminate around corners reduce accidents.
AL SWANSON, UPI Senior Automotive Correspondent
GM’s bailout fuels automotive politics

GM’s bailout fuels automotive politics

Who would have predicted it? The government's bailout of General Motors has become a political football in the run up to the fall presidential election.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
New or Used?

New or Used?

If you're in the market for a car or truck it might make more sense to consider a new vehicle this year rather than a used one.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
Automakers rewarded as buyers opt for gas-sippers

Automakers rewarded as buyers opt for gas-sippers

High gasoline prices may be helping the auto industry to its best year in recent memory with sales on pace to top 15 million vehicles on an annual basis.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Dingell raps Romney for Chevy Volt remark

DETROIT, April 5 (UPI) -- A leading U.S. Democratic lawmaker assailed GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney for twice taking a shot at the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric car.
Auto pilots and robo-cars closer than you think

Auto pilots and robo-cars closer than you think

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford envisions an automotive future much like the transportation system in the futuristic 2002 science-fiction movie "Minority Report."
AL SWANSON, United Press International
GM halts Volt production, lays off 1,300

GM halts Volt production, lays off 1,300

DETROIT, March 2 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. has suspended production of the Chevrolet Volt for five weeks and temporarily laid off 1,300 workers in Detroit, the company said.
Chevy to upgade Volt after battery fires

Chevy to upgade Volt after battery fires

DETROIT, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Federal regulators have approved a General Motors Co. proposal to revise the structure of its Chevrolet Volt to reduce the risk of an electrical fire.
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General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens holds the 2011 North American Car of the Year trophy for the Chevrolet Volt at the awards ceremony Monday, January 10, 2011 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. UPI/John F. Martin/Chevrolet
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The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufactured by General Motors. The Volt has been on sale in the U.S. market since mid-December 2010, and is the most fuel-efficient compact car sold in the United States, as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

According to General Motors the Volt can travel 25 to 50 miles (40 to 80 km) on its lithium-ion battery alone. The EPA official all-electric range is 35 miles (56 km), and the total range is 379 miles (610 km). The EPA rated the Volt's combined city/highway fuel economy at 93 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPG-e) in all-electric mode, and at 37 mpg-US (6.4 L/100 km; 44 mpg-imp) in gasoline-only mode, for an overall combined gas-electric fuel economy rating of 60 mpg-US (3.9 L/100 km; 72 mpg-imp) equivalent (MPG-e). The Volt operates as a pure battery electric vehicle until its plug-in battery capacity is depleted; at which point its gasoline engine powers an electric generator to extend the vehicle's range. The Volt's regenerative braking also contributes to the on-board electricity generation. In order to improve performance, the internal combustion engine may at times be engaged mechanically to assist both electric motors to propel the Volt.

The suggested retail price for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt in the U.S. starts at US$40,280 before the US$7,500 U.S. federal tax credit and additional incentives are available in some locations. The 2012 Volt base price will be US$1,005 less than the 2011 model, as the base configuration has been defeatured. The 2011 Volt is being sold only in selected U.S. markets and nationwide availability of the 2012 model year is expected by November 2011. The 2012 Volt will be available in Canada in the third quarter of 2011, and the suggested retail price starts at CAD 41,545 (US$43,568) before any available rebates. The initial Canadian launch is also limited to selected markets and availability in the rest of Canada is expected before the end of 2012. In the Eurozone the Volt platform will be sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, and is expected to be sold for about €42,900 (US$58,000) including VAT before any government incentives. In the United Kingdom the Vauxhall Ampera is expected to be priced at GB£33,995. Exports to Europe and China are scheduled for late 2011.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Chevrolet Volt."
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