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GM’s latest look at the Equinox EV has us guessing on range, battery, and price

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Ahead of its scheduled arrival this coming fall, GM has shared its most in-depth look at the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV yet in a video you can view below. By promising a starting price at around $30,000, the Equinox EV is sure to capture plenty of customers, whether they are current GM owners or not. However, the American automaker has not yet to show all its cards when it comes to this electric compact SUV. Naturally, our curiosity (and impatience) has gotten the best of us, leading us to take our best guess at what consumers can truly expect to see.

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Sacrilege? Electric Corvette 4-door and SUV variants are racing to market in 2025

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. However, instead of just one electric Corvette, you will have two entirely different styles to choose from starting in 2025 and according to one report, neither is a 2-door coupe we’ve come to know. In fact Chevy is going to launch the Corvette sub-brand as a performance-based lineup of EVs in 2025…

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EVs for everyone! GM wants its $30k Chevy Equinox EV to convert all SUV buyers to electric

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General Motors has shared a slew of new information about the upcoming 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, outlining pertinent details for each of its trim levels, including range and standard features. What’s most promising about the all-electric compact SUV is that GM is still saying it will start at a price around $30,000. The company is hoping to convince a number of consumers to go all-electric.

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Bolt recall update provided by Chevy

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Chevy broke their nearly 3-month silence since the Bolt recall to provide a small update via a Facebook group comment.

Ever since the November 13 Bolt EV Battery Recall announcement, eager Chevrolet Bolt owners have been waiting to hear about the progress of the recall. The temporary fix, which owners have been urged to go to the dealership to have applied for free, reduces the charge limit to 90%. (Well, 95% actually, more on that later.) GM and LG Engineers are diligently working to resolve the issue.

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2017 Chevy Volt Diary, Day 1: Delivery and setup

2017 Electric Blue Chevrolet Volt

2017 Electric Blue Chevrolet Volt

The fine folks at GM have given us a shiny new (OK, 500 miles) electric blue 2017 Chevy Volt to test drive for the next week. I’m keeping a diary of my experiences every day here and will wrap up the week with my conclusions. (Day 2, Day 3-4, Conclusion/Wrapup)

Day 1, Delivery and Setup

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Lyft reportedly planning to pilot self-driving Chevy Bolt taxis ‘within a year’

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According to a report today from The Wall Street Journal, GM and Lyft are partnering to test a fleet of self-driving electric taxis sometime within the next year in an undisclosed city. The pilot will reportedly take advantage of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt, a speedy compact crossover all-electric that we took for a test drive earlier this year…



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Chevy attacks Volt’s Green competitors Prius and Leaf with nasty ads, loses the plot

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I have to say, as an EV enthusiast, these new ads from Chevy leave an incredibly bad taste in my mouth. Yes, the Prius’s NiCad batteries are older technology –and frankly as a Prius Plug-in owner there are plenty of vectors for attack on its battery system – but the Prius STILL gets better mileage than the Volt once the battery is used up, and the Volt’s battery ain’t that big. If I were making the Volt ad and I felt the need to attach the Prius, I’d point out that it is almost impossible to drive electric only with it where the Volt only uses gas on long trips.

Chevrolet’s global chief marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, said those ads have been extremely effective in helping improve Chevrolet’s brand image. Mahoney said Chevrolet’s “shattering perceptions” ads have bumped consumers’ favorable opinion of the brand by 3 percent.

The Leaf ad traps the focus group between floors in dead elevators, leaving them stranded there to emphasize the frustration of being stuck, a major concern for drivers of battery powered cars such as the Leaf. The Prius attack ads points out the car’s engineering is yester-tech.

The Internet ads will be cut down and broadcast on TV, Mahoney said. Volt ads will stress three things: The car’s 53-mile all-electric range, its technology and a combined gasoline and electric driving range of more than 400 miles. Most drivers, Mahoney said, will go between 1,000 and 1,500 miles between tanks of gasoline.

“We’re going to go head-to-head with Leaf and Prius,” Mahoney said. “The ads allow Chevrolet to talk in one way and they allow Chevrolet’s personality to come through. We’re going to be taking more risks,” he said.

In the below commercial, Chevy compares the Leaf’s 80 miles (guess they didn’t hear about the 100+ mile version that will be available in many places before the 2016 Volt) to the Volt’s 400+ with gas. I get it – but why not play up the bits about being electric?

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GM reveals a new plan for a self-driving Chevy Volt in 2016

Chevrolet-Volt-2016-hdGM CEO Mary Barra made a series of announcement today about the “future of personal mobility”, most notable of which a new plan for autonomous Chevy Volt to be available to GM employees to drive on private property next year.

A fleet of 2017 Volt equipped with GM’s self-driving technology will be made available in late 2016 for GM employees to reserve through a new car-sharing app and drive around the company’s Warren Technical Center campus in Michigan.

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New Chevy Volt looks nice but how are they still selling the old one?

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Every time I hear about the 2016 Volt, I can’t help but think how much nicer it is than the current one across a lot of different areas (from the Chicago Motor show above). The problem is that we’re quite a long time from the new one being on sale so Chevy has to sell the “old one” which is going to be a hard slog.