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By Peter Neilson on August 29, 2023 - 5:32PM
From luxury lapses to futuristic fallacies, journey through the tales of 7 hybrid hopefuls that promised green dreams but faded into history's pages.
By Peter Neilson on June 20, 2023 - 7:33PM
US Army's ambitious plan to deploy all-electric tanks hits a roadblock as battery technology struggles to deliver the power required. With no EVs currently on the battlefield, the Army seeks a 20-fold increase in battery charging capabilities. The quest for breakthroughs in the consumer and utility sectors is crucial for the military's vision. Find out the challenges and potential impact on reducing casualties and enhancing stealth capabilities.
By Frank DiMuccio on May 11, 2021 - 12:51PM
BMW has been a leader in automotive innovation since its inception, even going so far as to bolster the engine noise of the i8 to make the ride sound more like a traditional sports car. As they ditch the gas engine altogether, what sound will BMW rely on to engage the driver? It turns out that help from composer Hans Zimmer will influence the symphony of BMWs electric i4 and iX.
By John Goreham on November 10, 2020 - 9:47AM
A new study has determined that the used Chevy Volt EREV has the largest drop in price over the past year. This despite many used vehicles rising in value.
By John Goreham on August 3, 2020 - 12:25PM
GM and EVgo plan to triple the largest public fast charger network.
By John Goreham on January 3, 2020 - 11:45AM
A deep dive by one of the top experts on EV charging perfectly illustrates why affordable battery-electric vehicles are far from the solution for most drivers.
By Eric Way on December 13, 2019 - 11:17AM
GM has faced massive scrutiny for their decision to end the Chevrolet Volt program, and that backlash has come from both Volt proponents and those who claim GM isn't serious about an "all-electric future." Here's why GM was.
By John Goreham on December 12, 2019 - 1:17PM
iSeeCars names three of our favorite green vehicles Best Used Cars for 2020.
By Eric Way on September 21, 2019 - 6:25PM
This is my Chevy Bolt EV story and a buying guide. I discuss what you should consider before purchasing an electric vehicle.
By John Goreham on September 3, 2019 - 1:38PM
The Chevy Volt EREV is still available new. Amazingly, some of these Volts are model year 2018 cars. With dealers about to have 2020 model year cars on the lot as well, deals should be easy to find.
By John Goreham on August 11, 2019 - 6:27PM
Manufacturers are putting the brakes on some of the most-loved electric vehicles in America. We can't get a straight answer why, so tell us your conspiracy theories.
By Dean McManis on August 7, 2019 - 10:21PM
Overall across the globe, EV sales are up, and the future looks bright. But in the U.S. recent changes in national fuel economy and smog requirements have caused EV sales to drop here. Tesla seems to be the only U.S. automaker who is not holding back, and their growing sales numbers show that many buyers want EVs.
By Dean McManis on August 2, 2019 - 9:30PM
If I were making a recommendation of a car to a friend who was interested in buying a used EV, I would definitely choose a Chevy Volt. Here's why.
By Steve Birkett on July 4, 2019 - 10:49AM
Against the backdrop of record Tesla Model 3 deliveries, Chevy Bolt EV sales remained slow but steady in Q2 2019, raising questions about when GM will shift its electrification plans into high gear.
By Steve Birkett on June 21, 2019 - 12:58PM
The popular Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is GM’s best-selling electric vehicle. It's also one of the contributing factors to lackluster sales of the Chevy Bolt EV in 2019.
By John Goreham on April 3, 2019 - 3:18PM
Heavy discounting and slowing sales by its peers puts the Chevrolet Bolt battery electric car (BEV) back on top in the U.S. market affordable EV sales race.
By Mary Conway on February 25, 2019 - 11:08PM
Chevrolet quietly ended production of its "halo" electric vehicle. The Chevrolet Volt symbolized General Motors' progress in the EV market.
By Ivan Jue on January 26, 2019 - 12:50PM
Bringing Back Chevy Volt from China could help GM to use the Volt as a transitional vehicle for a bit longer, so General Motors may have the time to launch additional electric car offerings.
By Armen Hareyan on January 25, 2019 - 12:33PM
Mark Reuss, could You give us a better explanation of why GM is killing the Volt now? asks Allen Bukoff, an automotive researcher and an avid EV enthusiast in this letter sent to Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors. It's a very interesting letter asking valid questions about untimely termination of Chevy Volt when the new generation of EVs are still two years away from showing up.
By Al Castro on December 3, 2018 - 8:00AM
OPINION ANALYSIS: America’s first plug in hybrid, a segment opening PHEV was put to death recently, the Chevrolet Volt was a cutting edge trailblazing vehicle that bridged the gap between siphoning off gas and waiting for battery technology to improve before pushing on to an all electric car world. So cancelling it seems counterintuitive. It is not. Actually Volt was a great accidental/incidental transition vehicle who’s time came and was way gone.
By John Goreham on November 26, 2018 - 1:25PM
General Motors is slashing its gasoline-powered car operations. Here's what we know so far.
By John Goreham on October 2, 2018 - 2:40PM
The Chevy Bolt electric vehicle is dropping in sales just as other electrified vehicles are climbing steeply.
By Al Castro on September 24, 2018 - 11:31AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the fringe benefits of golden state citizenry is you get exemption from occupancy rules on California HOV lanes if you drive some kind of electric plug-in. But lately too many single occupant cars are clogging up the lane. They need to narrow the criteria. They started by asking WHO should be allowed access? Instead, maybe Californians need to start a national conversation with a reset to ask exactly: WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC CAR should have access?
By Al Castro on July 10, 2018 - 2:21AM
GM’s race for 20 electric cars by 2023 is underway with two concept cars that most likely will go into production. They’re both Chinese Buicks, for now, one is a wagon, the other, an SUV with the potential to become something so much more.
By Armen Hareyan on July 7, 2018 - 8:19AM
Chevrolet and Nissan use two different systems to cool their electric cars' batteries. Chevy is using the liquid to cool its batteries in Chevy Volts and Chevy Bolts, whereas Nissan is using the air cooling method to cool Leaf's battery. They both have pros and cons.
By Armen Hareyan on July 6, 2018 - 12:15PM
Most people only see the electric cars' exterior/interior and features, but aren’t aware about the most essential component - the battery and how it’s cooled. If you are looking to buy a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or a Chevy Bolt you need to know how the battery is cooled.
By Dean McManis on July 2, 2018 - 11:47PM
Last week Chevy announced updates for the 2019 Volt, and there are some nice improvements including faster charging, stronger regen, and various software and option package updates.
By Armen Hareyan on June 6, 2018 - 10:48PM
Many EV enthusiasts are wondering about General Motors increasing the number of EV models in China to 20, while keeping only two main models in the United States Chevy Volt and Bolt. But what will happen if the Volt sales falter in the United States in the upcoming Years?
By Armen Hareyan on May 28, 2018 - 10:30AM
GM makes great cars and Chevy makes great EVs. Yet, you will hardly see a Chevy Volt or a Chevy Bolt advertised on TV. Torque News wants to explore the situation and search if there is a reason for Chevy not advertising its electric cars on TV as actively as other major carmekers do.
By Armen Hareyan on May 24, 2018 - 12:58PM
Let's say you are a middle class family and need to decide between the Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S, how do you make the decision? I am not even talking about Tesla Model 3 as we haven't yet seen the the $35,000 price. Thus, it's not for the middle class.