Articles about Chevrolet

  • President Obama to buy himself a Chevrolet Volt

    As endorsements go, this one’s pretty special – at a recent speech to autoworkers, President Barack Obama said that he’d buy himself a Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car just as soon as his next term in office is over in 2016.
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    By Gavin Conway February 29, 2012 1:23 PM
  • YouTues: Aliens stumped by Chevy Volt in Superbowl commercial

    We don’t often showcase car manufacturers’ commercials in our weekly YouTues features, but we thought this Superbowl ad from Chevy, featuring space aliens in a Volt owner’s garage, deserves a look in.
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    By Will Dron February 14, 2012 12:24 PM
  • Electric vehicle misconceptions confirmed in survey

    It hasn’t been a particularly good month for electric vehicles. The Chevrolet Volt fire controversy rumbles on in spite of the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declaring that the Chevy is no more prone to fire hazard than any other vehicle. And if the latest survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Centre is anything to go by, there are still some quite stunning misconceptions about EVs out there.
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    By Gavin Conway February 2, 2012 4:45 PM
  • ‘Maximum’ Bob Lutz strikes back over Chevy Volt attacks

    We learned recently that an official investigation in America concluded that the Chevrolet Volt is no more likely to burst into flames than any other vehicle. That hasn’t stopped the right wing press in the U.S. from having a bit of a field day at the expense of parent company GM and the range-extended electric Chevy. It’s hurting, apparently, with Volt sales taking a big hit this month. But now, GM and the man at the helm when the Volt was conceived are fighting back.
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    By Gavin Conway February 1, 2012 3:58 PM
  • Sparks fly at Chevy Volt fire safety hearing

    Sparks flew yesterday at the US hearing over the Chevrolet Volt electric car post crash fires. The hearing’s primary function was to establish why the NHTSA took more than three months to make an official announcement. In the hot seat were GM CEO Dan Akerson, the NHTSA's David Strickland and John German, Program Director at the International Council on Clean Transportation.
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    By Will Dron January 26, 2012 12:42 PM