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2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging

Chevrolet has announced a new, faster charging system for its Volt hybrid, helping halve the time required for a full battery. The 7.2kW charger is aimed at owners who like "opportunity charging" – plugging in for a quick top-up when the chance arises – and drops full recharge time to 2...

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Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists
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Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists

Among the frenzy of super, hyper and mega cars revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, the top three finalists for the 2016 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award have been announced. With four key categories covered, comprising World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year, the top prize is the coveted title of World Car of the Year...


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


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


Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event
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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 details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt
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GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors has shed some light on the lighter, sprightlier and more efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will underpin its second-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt. As we know, the new and improved Volt will make its world premiere at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit this coming January before hitting US roads by the second half of 2015...


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


2016 Chevrolet Volt spied
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2016 Chevrolet Volt spied

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been caught undergoing testing ahead of its expected debut next year. The all-new petrol-electric hybrid model will reportedly be built on the same underpinnings as the next-generation Cruze small car, a move that will save General Motors significant engineering and development costs and also shave the price of the car significantly...


GM cuts US Chevrolet Volt pricing; no plans for Holden to follow suit
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GM cuts US Chevrolet Volt pricing; no plans for Holden to follow suit

General Motors has cut US$5000 ($5600) from the Chevrolet Volt in the US to combat aggressive pricing from its electric rivals. Available later this month, the 2014 Chevrolet Volt will start at US$34,995 ($38,900), including an US$810 ($900) destination fee...


Cadillac ELR: premium plug-in coupe spied high-altitude testing
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Cadillac ELR: premium plug-in coupe spied high-altitude testing

An official shot of a Cadillac ELR prototype testing in the US has been released ahead of the luxury plug-in coupe's premiere at next week's 2013 Detroit auto show. Teased in a shadowy sketch last month, the latest image reveals the extended range electric vehicle undergoing steep-grade performance and high-altitude testing in the mountains of southern California...


Cadillac ELR: Holden Volt tech for luxury coupe
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Cadillac ELR: Holden Volt tech for luxury coupe

The Cadillac ELR extended-range electric vehicle has been teased ahead of its unveiling at next month's 2013 Detroit motor show. Featuring hybrid technology shared with the Holden Volt, the Cadillac ELR will become the iconic American brand's first plug-in production car when it starts rolling off the same Detroit-Hamtramck assembly line as the Volt from late next year...


Lutz: GM not losing US$50,000 on every Volt it makes
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Lutz: GM not losing US$50,000 on every Volt it makes

Former General Motors executive Bob Lutz has defended the brand's Chevrolet/Holden Volt plug-in hybrid vehicle against claims that the manufacturer loses almost US$50,000 ($47,000) on each one it produces. Lutz's remarks were in response to a Reuters report published earlier this week, which claimed each US$39,995 ($38,300) Volt costs up to US$89,000 ($85,300) to build...


EV wireless charging on the horizon
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EV wireless charging on the horizon

Wireless charging mats for electric vehicles are being developed to eliminate cords and reduce EV-buyer anxiety. Automotive News reports the charging mats are designed to sit on the floor and be plugged into a power source while coils located on the underside of the car allow wireless engagement of the charger to charge the battery while the vehicle is parked...


Holden Volt priced from $59,990
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Holden Volt priced from $59,990

The Holden Volt will be priced from $59,990 when it goes on sale in Australia later this year, making the five-door four-seat hatchback $8450 more expensive than its key alternative-energy rival, the recently launched all-electric Nissan Leaf...


Holden Volt: one in five dealers only to sell electric car
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Holden Volt: one in five dealers only to sell electric car

The Holden Volt hybrid will be sold only in one in five of the local car maker’s dealerships. Holden today confirmed just 49 of its 240-odd dealerships will sell the electric car that uses a petrol engine to extend its driving range and will cost about $60,000 when it goes on sale in late 2012...


Holden Volt: battery range increase extends charge time
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Holden Volt: battery range increase extends charge time

Upgrades to the battery of General Motors’ extended-range electric vehicle will bring incremental increases to the driving range of the upcoming Holden Volt but will also extend the time it takes to complete a full charge. Minor changes to the battery cell chemistry see the pure-electric range of the Volt increase from 35 miles to 38 miles (56...


GM: Battery explosion at lab not related to Chevrolet Volt
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GM: Battery explosion at lab not related to Chevrolet Volt

General Motors says a battery explosion at one of its US research labs that seriously injured one employee and left four others needing medical attention is unrelated to the Chevrolet Volt or any other production vehicle. Fire and emergency services authorities were called to GM’s Alternative Energy Center in Warren, Michigan, on Wednesday morning following the explosion, which the manufacturer says was the result of “extreme testing on a prototype battery”...