One reason range extended electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt are relatively popular is they make use of an internal generator to help let you drive further. The challenge is these extenders are usually gasoline powered, using fossil fuels for their energy source. What if they could be hydrogen fuel cell extenders instead though?
One vehicle which got some press recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show is a new concept from Opel, which is a German subsidiary of General Motors. It is a range-extended electric vehicle, much like the Chevy Volt, but instead of making use of a gas generator to provide additional power to the electric propulsion, it is fueled instead via natural gas.
Good thing GM is planning to start building Chevy Volts again soon - March saw 2,289 of the cars sold, by far the biggest month ever for the plug-in electric, the company reported.
For many years, major auto shows attendees could count on seeing new hybrid or electric vehicles being heavily marketed.
General Motors has confirmed that it will be temporarily suspending production of the Chevy Volt and putting jobs related to it on hold.
It seems like when we hear about green cars, the Toyota Prius and the Chevy Volt are the first that come to mind.
Outside of the Toyota Prius or the Chevy Volt, Tesla is the best known name in the ever-growing world of alternative fuel vehicles.
You know, the Chevy Volt is almost as polarizing as Tim Tebow. Economic number crunchers hate the car and eco greenie idealists love it.
Technology giant Google has installed more than seventy charging stations at its main campus in Mountain View, California.
American automaker Ford has announced it will triple production capacity of electric vehicles through the year 2013.
Findings from a new consumer study from Accenture suggest that the majority of global buyers are willing to purchase an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.
Among the rental car companies, Hertz has been making the most noise lately about getting electric vehicles (EVs) into its fleet, but Enterprise just managed a small coup: The company announced it would be first to offer the Chevy Volt extended-range EV for rental.
California's energy policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions are making plug-in hybrid vehicles uneconomical.
Motor Trend Magazine, one of my favorite publications, just named the Chevy Volt the Car of The Year.