Tag: Volt

Government closes Volt probe, says car is safe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that it’s closing the probe and believes the Volt and other electric cars don’t pose a greater risk of fire than gas-powered vehicles.  More »

Chevy Volt crash test fire prompts battery probe

U.S. auto-safety regulators are examining the safety of lithium-ion batteries that power all plug-in electric vehicles after a General Motors Co. (GM) Chevrolet Volt caught fire, people familiar with the probe said.  More »

GM plans electric version of Chevy Spark for 2013

The electric Spark will go on sale in 2013 in select markets, following the 2012 introduction of the gas-burning version, the automaker said today during a media event at its Detroit headquarters commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Chevrolet brand. A123 Systems Inc., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, will supply batteries for the electric vehicle.  More »

What electric/hybrid vehicles are most likely to succeed?

Several car companies are set to release new electric/hybrid models in the coming years, but which cars have the best chance of winning over the hearts of Americans?  More »

Chevy releases funny new TV ads for Volt

In response to Nissan’s gas powered everything ads, Chevrolet has released its own advertisements for the Volt, hoping to boost sales for its all-electric vehicle.  More »

Rapid growth for electric vehicle charging stations expected in U.S.

Electric vehicle charging stations will be more prevalent in the United States by 2017 as cost for the charging stations drop, according to new report by Pike Research released today.  More »

Deja Volt: Test driving Chevy's new electric vehicle*

The Chevy Volt looks and drives a lot like other new cars and less like an alternative vehicle — which is the idea.  More »