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Thread of the Day: Which EV Priced Around $30,000 Would You Buy? – With Poll

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Now that the base price of the 2013 Nissan Leaf is below $30,000 (including destination and before government incentives), the electric vehicle in more cost-competitive in its segment, which includes the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive among others. Nissan was able to lower the starting price of the 2013 Leaf with a new ...

Top 10 Slowest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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Many of the vehicles we tested in 2012 made the 0-60 mph sprint feel more like a leisurely Sunday cruise. Not ever vehicle we test has an ultra-complex launch control system, but whether we’re talking about a small hybrid hatchback or an all-wheel-drive crossover, plenty of Motor Trend-tested vehicles took their time down the drag ...

Electric Motor Issue: 2013 Chevrolet Volt Software Getting Reflashed

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General Motors is updating the software on certain 2013 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid vehicles to fix an anomaly that could shut down the electric motor while driving, GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho tells us. A few Volt owners have reported the issue to the automaker, saying that the electric motor temporarily stopped working after using the ...

We Hear: Chevrolet Will Update or Release 13 New Models in 2013

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Hold on to your bowties, everybody: Chevrolet will update or introduce 13 new models in 2013, according to some statements made this week in Detroit. We’ve collected each and every one of them for you below. The Detroit Free Press reports that GM says it will refresh or release 13 new models next year, saying that ...

Global DJ: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Debuts TuneIn Radio at 2013 CES

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The small 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is showing off the latest addition to its MyLink infotainment system at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. TuneIn radio opens up a new world of audio streaming, enabling customers to tap into a multitude of radio stations overseas. By downloading the free smartphone app compatible with MyLink, ...

Chevrolet Volt Again Ranks Best in Consumer Reports’ Owner Satisfaction Survey

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The Chevrolet Volt may have earned the Motor Trend calipers as our 2011 Car of the Year, but Consumer Reports has just named the extended-range plug-in hybrid to the top of its owner-satisfaction survey for the second consecutive year. The survey, which covers vehicles from the 2010 to 2013 model years is based on “definitely ...

Thread of the Day: 2012 Chevrolet Volt or 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid?

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The process of considering an extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle is no less complex than the technology that powers the vehicles themselves. Take the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-In, two four-door hatchbacks that approach a similar segment in two very different ways. And in our latest comparison test, the Toyota challenges the Chevrolet, the Motor ...

We Hear: 2013 Chevrolet Volt can be Bought for as Low as $159/Month

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Chevrolet doesn’t like for you to think of the 2013 Volt having a $39,995 base price (with destination), and thanks to a $7500 federal rebate and numerous other government rebates you don’t have to. But some customers are getting a new Volt for a steal – how does $159 per month with no money down ...

GM, Peugeot Alliance Not Likely to Include Sharing Chevy Volt Tech

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General Motors and PSA Peugeot-Citroën shook hands earlier this year to share platforms, but GM recently made clear of what car is definitely off the table. According to a report from Automotive News, Opel development chief Rita Forst said GM has no plans to share technology from the the Chevy Volt (and its platform-mate, the ...

Thread of the Day: 2013 Nissan Altima or 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco?

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Automakers must excel in fuel economy if they want to survive in the competitive midsize sedan segment, and two players strong in that category are about to hit the market: the 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco. Both cars achieve high EPA ratings without the use of a full hybrid system, but we ...