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VIA Motors, PG&E partner on the Chevy Volt of work trucks

They may not look like it, but pair of electrified pickup trucks showcased in San Francisco today have much more in common with the Chevrolet Volt than you may think.

By March 22, 2012


Hokies win EcoCAR competition with an extended-range EV

Students from Virginia Tech University this week garnered first place in the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge with the team's extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol).

By June 17, 2011


Austin, NY likely to see first Chevy Volts

GM is expected to add the two cities to its list for the inaugural run of electric plug-in vehicles that will hit the road in November.

By July 1, 2010


Mississippi takes top prize in EcoCar challenge

Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego Friday after designing and building a biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).

By May 28, 2010


First 4,400 Volt buyers to get free chargers

The trade-off for a 240-volt, fast-charging station is participation in a government-run usage study.

By June 17, 2010


The Chevy Volt actually exists, and we drove it

The Chevrolet Volt arrives later this year to challenge the Toyota Prius for green car superiority. However, GM doesn't like to call the Volt a hybrid, choosing to classify it as an extended range electric vehicle (EREV).

By May 19, 2010


Peeking under the hood at the EcoCar Challenge

On May 20, I visited GM's Desert Proving grounds in Yuma, Arizona as the teams prepared to test their vehicles in the second stage of the competition. Seeing these modified SUVs in various stages of undress and watching students racing to troubleshoot and reassemble their vehicles like young NASCAR pit teams, I quickly realized that my college experience was a waste of time.

By June 4, 2010


Lotus-powered Proton plug-in hybrid concept coming to Geneva

What makes the Proton interesting is that it will be a plug-in series hybrid powered (a la the Chevy Volt) with a drivetrain developed completely by Lotus Engineering.

By February 23, 2010