2016 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We?ve all heard the expression that the ?third time is a charm,? and for Chevrolet we think that ?charm? is the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. General Motors has made three all out attempts to build electric cars. Just before the turn of the century GM jumped years ahead of the market…

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive

?2016 Chevrolet Volt? Second Generation better in every way Often manufacturer?s hype as it pertains to a new product, technology or vehicle is exaggerated or at least greatly embellished. And, often the ?market-speak? overstates actual attributes in the obvious interest of promoting peaked interest and increased sales. That is not the case with the all-new…

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Chicago Auto Show Notes – Part 2

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Chicago ? The highlight of the winter auto show season is the annual Chicago Auto Show each February. Sure, the temperature outside might be in the single digits and the ?Windy City? is living up to its name, but inside the McCormick Place is a warm and wonderful arena for…

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2013 Chevrolet Volt

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It has been about 18 months since Chevrolet took a major technological leap and introduced the electric Chevrolet Volt.? ?Whether it?s labeled as an electric car with range extension or a hybrid, doesn?t matter, the Volt is a good tool for the environmentally conscious and those that want to help…

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Wireless Charging for Electric Cars

Wireless charging for electric cars the next step into what maybe becoming a ?wireless age? may be one of the innovations the needed to save the electric car.? One of the major complains from early adopters of electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, is that cords are a problem ? they get…

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Test Drive: Chevrolet Volt

When the Chevrolet Volt was delivered to our house for our week of road testing, it was plugged into the 120-volt outlet in our garage where it waited until we had time to go for a drive.? We have no idea how long it took to ?fill it up?, but when we went for a…

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GM Plans for Recycling Volt Batteries

If you think having to recycle all your old remote control batteries is a pain, can you imagine what will happen in a few years when batteries from Chevy Volts have to be replaced? General Motors is already working on that situation and has signed a definitive agreement with ABB Group to identify joint research…

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?Who makes the Leaf and the Volt??

Despite millions of dollars of advertising and hundreds of news stories and reviews, a majority of consumers still do not know who builds the Leaf and Volt electric cars. According to Lindsay Chappell?of Automotive News, a recent independent market research study indicated that nearly 70 percent of the shoppers had no idea that the Leaf…

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Test Drive: Chevrolet Volt

The Volt Looks Like it Belongs in an American Driveway I know I was supposed to be enamored by the sophisticated technology of the Chevrolet Volt?s extended capability drive system, but I have to admit, the first thing that caught my eye was the styling.? Technology aside, the Volt is a very good looking car….

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