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Chevy Volt fleet racks up 150 million electric-powered miles

Chevrolet says those on-board gas-powered generators in the Volt extended-range plug-ins are getting kind of lonely. The General Motors division estimates that Volt owners have collectively passed the 150-million-mile point when it comes to driving on electric power. That's roughly the distance from Earth to Mars (provided that the Volts could fly) or, back on planet ...

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Volkswagen has gotten pretty comfortable hogging the – admittedly small – non-premium diesel car market in the US. With Golf and Jetta, the German automaker has been the one and only choice for those interested in the torquey, high-mpg merits of turbocharged diesel power. However, US customers seem to be growing more interested in the technology ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark to Have New Continuously Variable Transmission; ’14 Sonic to Have Lane Departure Warning

Newsflash: For the first time ever, Chevrolet has a fleet of small cars that are all pretty good. Capitalizing on the fact that everyone likes them for once–us included–Chevy felt apt to give the 2014 Chevrolet Spark and larger 2014 Chevrolet Sonic ...

2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado to Net 285 Horsepower From New V-6 Engine

All of the major truck makers have been posturing as having the most powerful V-8 engines, fuel-efficient, turbocharged engines, and some sort of tow rating that’s enough to shame yesteryear’s commercial vehicles. Yet, there’s been little talk about V-6s, especially from General Motors, ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Tesla Model S Tests, Wacky Peugeot Races, Audi S4 Gets Flogged

This week’s Rumors Video Roundup has a little something for everyone. If you’re a Francophile, we have a zany ad from Peugeot’s Brazilian agency pitting the 208 against some unusual rivals, the Tesla Model S’s performance gets measured both at the track and in kindergarten, and archrivals Ferrari and Porsche duke it out at, where ...

The 250-MPH Slap Fight: Bugatti Claims Fastest Convertible Title After Losing World Record

This week has proved to be one of tribulation and triumph for Bugatti. Its multimillion-dollar Veyron Super Sport lost its 267.8-mph world record this week after Guinness World Records found out the car is electronically limited to just 258 mph for the buying public. That ...
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