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The electric vehicle wars are about to heat up, and it looks as though the next big fight will be between General Motors and Tesla Motors. Both companies are no stranger to electrified vehicles, but Tesla has by far been the poster child for the EV movement since the introduction of its highly acclaimed Model S. However, GM is looking to swing the momentum back in its favor with the release of the Chevrolet Bolt, which is already hitting the streets in prototype form. This is actually a pretty quick turnaround for GM, as the concept vehicle was first shown this January at the Detroit Auto Show,... Read more...
Just over a month ago, General Motors reignited the pony car wars when it launched the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Needless to say, GM used “all of its powers, and all of its skills” in an attempt to deliver a KO to Ford’s Mustang with a 200-pound weight reduction and a 455hp 6.2-liter V8 in SS trim. Today, GM pulled the wraps off some fresh Hot Hardware with a convertible version of the Camaro which we all knew would be coming. The company is particularly proud of the tech that went in to making the “segment’s most advanced top.” The electro-hydraulic convertible top is fully automatic... Read more...
The pony car wars are about to heat up again. Last year, Ford’s Mustang got a much-hyped complete redesign, bringing with it a new turbo-charged four-cylinder engine option, a revised 5.0-liter V8, all-new styling, and a fully independent rear suspension. This time around, it’s General Motors’ turn, with the unveiling of an all-new, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. For starters, GM has put the vehicle on a massive diet, trimming 200 pounds from its curb weight. GM says that the weight savings allows for a “more nimble, responsive driving experience” and allows the new Camaro SS to turn in lower... Read more...
Chevrolet announced pricing on the 2016 Volt that shaves nearly $1,200 off of its predecessor’s price tag. The new Volt electric vehicle (EV) rolls in at $33,995, but that’s before you subtract the federal tax credit. The credit can save you as much as $7,500, which would bring your total to around $26,495. If you live in California, state credits could dip the price to just below $25,000. The Volt handles up to 50 miles on a single charge. Chevrolet has been quick to point out that, for many drivers, the 50-mile range means they’ll do most of their driving in the all-electric mode. As we discussed... Read more...
General Motors raised more than a few eyebrows when it unveiled the quirky-looking Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle concept last month at the Detroit Auto show. In a world where most “affordable” EVs have a driving range of around 80 to 90 miles before they must be recharged; an EV for the “everyman” that can travel 200 miles on a charge was music to the ears of many people. Well, GM today committed to the production of the Bolt, although an exact production start date and on-sale date wasn’t provided. The vehicle will be produced at GM’s Orion Assembly facility, which is located just outside of... Read more...
It’s on now! Companies like Ford, Chevrolet, and Nissan have been shoving electric vehicles down our throats for the past few years. However, the Focus Electric, Spark EV, and Nissan Leaf can only travel 80 to 90 miles on a charge before they run out of juice. While that may be enough for those that simply commute to work or putter around town, many people with “range anxiety” want a bit more reserve power for longer trips, and vehicles like the Tesla Model S are simply way out of the price range of average Americans. That’s where the Chevrolet Bolt comes in, which is the next logical step past... Read more...
General Motors is stepping up it game in the electric car arena with its second generation Chevrolet Volt, and it’s also adding some enhancements to make what’s already a pretty solid commuter vehicle even better this time around. The original Volt combines the best of both worlds by giving drivers the ability to travel 38 miles on battery power alone before the gasoline engine kicks in — the 2016 Chevy Volt extends that all-electric range to an even more impressive 50 miles. To hit the 50-mile mark, the lithium-ion battery pack was increased in capacity from 17.1 kWh (2015 model) to 18.4 kWh.... Read more...
It was revealed in early October that General Motors was planning to release an electric vehicle with a 200-mile range. According to the Automotive News’ sources at the time, the vehicle will be based on the current generation Chevrolet Sonic, which was first introduced in the U.S. market back in 2011 as a 2012 model. The Wall Street Journal is now giving us a few more details on the upcoming EV, which will bill called the Chevrolet Bolt when it debuts in 2017. An additional detail gleamed from the report is that the vehicle will be styled to look more like a crossover and that a concept version... Read more...
“Just a moment. Just a moment. I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.” General Motors’ latest technology, which will find its way into future Chevrolet vehicles, has us thinking back to 2001: A Space Odyssey. While we doubt that the computers in future GM vehicles will go off on a murderous rampage, they will be able to detect faults in a limited number of components and alert the driver when they are near failure. GM is using what it calls “predictive technology” to constantly monitor the status of three important components: the battery,... Read more...
It's not uncommon to pull up next to a car that's been driving erratically only to find that the driver is distracted with a smartphone. Hey, it's a sign of the times we live in, and while banning the use of handheld electronics while driving is one solution, hands-free operation is emerging as a compromise. Unfortunately, studies are finding that talking to your car may not be a safer alternative. In fact, there are at least two recent studies that suggest the problem of distracted driving is even worse when using voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems, the Associated Press... Read more...
Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes could be breaking the law if they use the vehicle’s Valet Mode feature. General Motors has been sending out letters to Corvette owners and its Chevrolet dealerships with the warning that the use of this feature could be illegal in some states. Valet Mode is simply a Performance Data Recorder that allows owners to record conversations taking place in their car as well as performance data. It’s a way to know what is happening to your car if a valet is parking it for you or, in a state of temporary insanity, you loan it to a friend or significant other.... Read more...
It took automakers quite a long time to finally realize that consumers really adore having technology in their cars. Not just basic stuff like power windows and locks, but more advanced stuff like iPod support, Bluetooth calling and touchscreen navigation units. Chevrolet and Ford have both been pushing technology a lot over the past year or so, and Chevy in particular has been angling to hit that social networking sweet spot that attracts so much attention these days. The 2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox are gearing up to be two of the more sophisticated rides of the new year, with Chevy's MyLink system... Read more...
Fast and sexy. Those two adjectives describe how we like our PCs, which might explain why this hobby is often compared to cars. After all, a finely tuned rig that runs laps around the competition could just as easily describe our overclocked six-core machine with multiple GPUs as it could our hotrod sitting out in the garage. Chevy seems to understand this and is offering up a mildly customizable PC in Camaro trim. "Built inside a detailed replica of the new Camaro, this PC brings a new dimension to computing with a dramatic shell design, combining entertainment, work, and play into a lifestyle-enhancing,... Read more...
We've already learned that Wi-Fi is a vital part of being stuck in an airport, and without it, one just might keel over for good. Well, maybe that's not entirely accurate, but surveys that we seen certainly point out just how important having Internet everywhere is to modern consumers. Even in cars, apparently.Chevrolet is doing its best to stay one step ahead of everyone else by announcing today that owners of several Chevrolet models can transform their vehicle into a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot with Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile. Essentially, the dealer-installed system allows for full Internet... Read more...