After all the conflict over trouble with its lithium-ion batteries, the Chevrolet Volt has finally begun shipping to California dealerships, Automotive News reports. The state’s 140 Chevrolet dealerships will begin selling the low-emission hybrid vehicle again by next week. Not only that, but the low-emissions plug-in hybrid has been approved for use in carpool lanes Read on! →


When General Motors first introduced the Chevrolet Volt, it was estimated the vehicle got 230 miles per gallon. The government formula that was used to calculate this number, though, was never officially approved. This means that the estimation of miles per gallon for most hybrids will have to be recalculated — not just the Chevy Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its safety investigation into the Chevy Volt, giving the car a relatively clean bill of health. However, the Volt is still struggling to make it in the marketplace. Many Chevy dealers are refusing to take the plug-in hybrid cars off of GM’s hands. Safety issues investigated GM Read on! →


Last month, U.S. safety regulators announced possible risks with the plug-in battery packs powering GM’s Volt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pointed to problems that it says could possibly cause a fire days after a crash. GM has been quick to investigate possible fixes. Sources say the automaker has a possible package of Read on! →


Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


A recent report from Reuters says that General Motors is losing as much as $49,000 on every Chevrolet Volt that it makes. The automaker, however, is disputing those claims. Charged up over Chevrolet Volt GM sold 2,831 Volts in August. That is more than in any other month of its two-year history. However, according to Read on! →


General Motors, the world’s leading automaker, said Tuesday that it will hold back production of Chevrolet’s plug-in hybrid hatchback Volt for three weeks this summer. This is in addition to the current hold on production, which continues until April 23. Business as usual, in part This is business as usual, at least in part. Many Read on! →