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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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2013 Holden Volt recalled
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2013 Holden Volt recalled

Holden has recalled the 2013 Volt, over concerns of a 'low cell voltage condition' in the battery pack. According to the company, the fault could make owners suffer a reduction or loss of forward movement, and the car mightn't start. Owners will notice a warning light on the dashboard if the problem occurs...


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...


Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid
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Holden shrugs off loss of Volt plug-in hybrid

There was plenty of fanfare surrounding the launch of the first-ever Holden Volt back in 2012, but lacklustre sales in right-hand-drive markets has lead to General Motors to pull the plug on a replacement version for those markets. As CarAdvice reported recently, the new, second-generation Volt will be sold only as a left-hand-drive car...


The Holden Volt is dead
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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
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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...


2014 Holden Volt Review
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2014 Holden Volt Review

With newer competitors now on the enviro-scene, we jump into the Holden Volt to find out how it stacks up almost two years after its local launch…...


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 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...


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...


Ford Focus EV price cut to combat sluggish US sales
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Ford Focus EV price cut to combat sluggish US sales

The price of the Ford Focus EV car has been cut US$4000 ($4400) – 10 per cent of its former price – in response to sluggish sales. The compact electric vehicle, now listed at US$35,995 ($39,300), struggled to meet initial sales projections in the US, owing to consumer concerns about the vehicle’s range, highpurchase price and limited charging outlets...


Renault not fazed by Better Place liquidation announcement
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Renault not fazed by Better Place liquidation announcement

Renault has acknowledged the decision of electric vehicle network provider Better Place to file for liquidation, but says the move will not negatively impact its own electric vehicle strategy...


Cadillac ELR amps up luxury in Detroit
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Cadillac ELR amps up luxury in Detroit

The Cadillac ELR has been unveiled on day two of the 2013 North American auto show in Detroit, presenting a sleek extended-range electric coupe that the General Motors-derivative says is the first application of the hybrid technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand...


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...


Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt: war of words over local EVs
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Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt: war of words over local EVs

An electric vehicle grand battle is looming as Holden and Nissan trade barbs over their green machines in Australia. Visiting Australia last week, Nissan global vice president Andy Palmer told CarAdvice the real acid test for full electric cars such as his company’s Nissan Leaf comes next year when production starts in the US and UK in addition to Japan...


2012 Holden Volt Review
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2012 Holden Volt Review

Why Holden's new $60,000, tech-laden Volt, could be a game changer for electric cars.