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Right-hook ruled out for GM's "democratised" Bolt and Ampera-e EVs

Tesla needn't worry about its affordability-focused Model 3 being challenged by General Motors' new Bolt EV in Australia - it won't be coming here. The Bolt was first revealed in market-ready form back in January, with a 150kW/360Nm electric motor fuelled by a 60kWh battery pack...

2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?

Chevrolet’s new Volt plug-in hybrid EV has been spied this week in its European-market Opel and Vauxhall form, opening the door once again to potential for an Australian launch...

Autonomous Chevrolet Volts to operate at GM R&D centre

General Motors will next year begin operating a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids at its main research and development centre in Detroit. According to the American automaker, the self-driving Volts will operate within the grounds of the Warren Technical Center, around 29 kilometres north of downtown Detroit...

The Holden Volt is dead

The Holden Volt range-extender hybrid electric car appears dead, with the company confirming it will not have access to the new-generation version revealed at the start of this year. General Motors has confirmed it will not build the new Volt model in right-hand-drive configuration — rather, it will be a left-hand-drive Chevrolet model only, for markets led by the US...

2016 Chevrolet Volt revealed: Specifications of new plug-in hybrid small car announced

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt - which could be brought to Australia for a second term as the Holden Volt - has been unveiled in full on the eve of the 2015 Detroit auto show...

Chevrolet Volt: Second-generation plug-in hybrid revealed at CES

At CES, a week ahead of its full unveiling at the Detroit motor show, General Motors has revealed the look of the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, which will be sold in Australia as the Holden Volt. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has just kicked off in Las Vegas, and this year more automakers than ever before have scheduled concept car launches and cutting edge technology demonstrations than ever before...

Next-generation Holden Volt to feature regenerative braking on-demand

GM has revealed that the second-generation Chevrolet Volt — Holden Volt down under — will be offered with a regenerative braking on-demand feature. By flicking and holding a steering wheel-mounted paddle, the driver can opt to engage the electric motor's regenerative braking system, which uses engine braking to both slow the car down and recharge the car's batteries...

Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt has poked its head out from beneath a white veil at an exclusive owners event in Hollywood, revealing its front-end design for the first time. The teaser image confirms the Volt will be at home in General Motors’ global line-up, with a face reminiscent of both North America’s Chevrolet Impala and Australia’s own Holden Commodore...

GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt

Overnight GM showed off a heavily camouflaged photo of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt, which we'll again know as the Holden Volt. The side-on shot (above), with Volt chief engineer Andrew Farah parked in front it, reveals nothing that our earlier spy photos haven't already shown. What was more interesting was what the company said about the car's camouflage...

2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car will make its international debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in early January, it has been revealed. The all-new Volt is expected to bring with a more modern design, as has been hinted at in spy photos of the car. Changes are expected to include a more streamlined roof, smaller glasshouse, and as the above image suggests, a sloping boot-line...

Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing

General Motors is busy working on the second-generation Volt plug-in hybrid due around 2015/16, a car its US customers are reportedly hoping will have five seats (rather than four), a longer electric range and a sharper starting price. The customer wish list, reported by US industry journal Automotive News, was revealed around the same time as GM released findings from a 30-month study into the performance of 300 Volts in the real world...

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