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GM backs up Volt with loaner program

GM backs up Volt with loaner program

DETROIT, Minn., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors said it was offering Chevrolet Volt owners a replacement vehicle while regulators investigate a potential after-crash fire hazard.
Electric Volt car catches fire after test

Electric Volt car catches fire after test

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Chevrolet Volt that had its lithium-ion battery damaged in a U.S. government crash test caught fire after sitting in storage for three weeks, officials said.
GM to bring Spark to U.S. showrooms

GM to bring Spark to U.S. showrooms

DETROIT, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. said Wednesday an electric-powered Chevrolet Spark will be available in U.S. showrooms in 2013.
Green auto jobs become political football

Green auto jobs become political football

The bipartisan compromise reached in the Senate last week to end the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown is good news for the auto industry.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

GM launches Cadillac Ciel convertible

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- General Motors provided a glimpse in California of the new Cadillac Ciel -- a car it says combines luxury and hybrid technology.

OnStar tests its own 'Marauder's Map'

DETROIT, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- General Motors said it would do a marketing test for an OnStar application that lets consumers at home know the location of a vehicle.
GM's Volt is a first-year sellout

GM's Volt is a first-year sellout

DETROIT, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- For 2011, General Motors' return to electric-powered vehicles has been a sellout success, the U.S. automaker said Monday.
Nissan Leaf outselling Chevy Volt

Nissan Leaf outselling Chevy Volt

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- The all-electric Nissan Leaf, boosted by a lower sticker price, is outselling the Chevrolet Volt in the United States, the companies report.
California ends hybrid carpool lane program

California ends hybrid carpool lane program

SACRAMENTO, July 1 (UPI) -- California is ending a program that allowed hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight to use carpool lanes when driven by a lone driver, authorities say.
GM Volt to be sold nationwide

GM Volt to be sold nationwide

DETROIT, June 11 (UPI) -- GM has gone nationwide with its 2012 Chevrolet Volt and is now taking orders for the extended-range electric car from all states.
GM to add 2,500 jobs in Detroit

GM to add 2,500 jobs in Detroit

DETROIT, May 25 (UPI) -- General Motors said Tuesday it plans to add 2,500 jobs to a plant in Detroit to produce the revamped Chevrolet Impala, which it will launch in 2013.

GM: Chevy Volt did not cause garage fire

BARKHAMSTED, Conn., April 19 (UPI) -- GM engineers have determined a Chevrolet Volt was not the cause of a fire that destroyed the Connecticut garage where it was recharging, the company says.
GM to add second shift at Volt plant

GM to add second shift at Volt plant

DETROIT, March 9 (UPI) -- General Motors is expected to add up to 1,000 jobs this year at a Detroit plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt, a plant manager said.
Chevrolet Volt named MotorWeek's best car

Chevrolet Volt named MotorWeek's best car

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The hybrid Chevrolet Volt Wednesday was named MotorWeek's Driver's Choice "Best of the Year" at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
GM charges up Volt production

GM charges up Volt production

DETROIT, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Automaker General Motors said it would pick up the pace with deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt, which is increasing traffic in U.S. showrooms.
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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.

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