The L96 and L76 are only different in fuel tech, so why not pop one in the best GM RWD sedan ever?
I needed a project for when I was overloaded on architecting Console OS. This was it.
I’ve heard about a dozen times on talk radio that the Chevy Volt is “$10,000 more than the Leaf, which goes 125 miles… while the Volt only goes 40 miles.” And, every time, I want to pull my hair out. Worse, I know one of two of these talk radio hosts is doing it on […]
Over the past couple of years, I’ve taken quite a liking to the Zeta platform at General Motors. Designed mostly by Holden in Australia, it’s an amazing rear-wheel drive platform. In America, we know it as the Pontiac G8, and more recently re-tooled for the Chevy Camaro. After the Pontiac division was deactivated, many thought […]
Chevrolet confirmed to me today that the Volt will always be able to charge, even if your local utility company doesn’t want it to. Smart Charging is a hotly debated topic today. Many believe it is necessary to help keep power grids online, faced with ever-increasing demand. Opponents feel that it adds an additional layer […]
It seems many are still unaware of the concern that the Chevy Volt will lack an Emergency Mode. As I’ve said in the past, I won’t buy a first-generation Volt if it is missing this key safety feature. What is an Emergency Mode? At first I wasn’t going to re-state this, but I feel it’s […]
I’ve written a how-to for getting the Volt for only $28,000. That’s less than the cost of Saturn’s VUE hybrid… which doesn’t happen to be electric. And, it’s only $6,000 more than the Toyota Prius 3G (seriously, they need to stop with the 3G references, it isn’t a cell phone). Now, I will point out […]
GM just announced that the first Chevy Volt has been built. Now, you might have seen Volts in the past, but they were actually mules from another pre-production car, the Chevy Cruise. The Cruse will be launching this year, and uses the same platform as the Volt. Some have asked me if you should take […]
Believe it or not, but the email ratio to comments is way out of whack on my blog. It seems a lot of you like to email more than comment… not that it’s a big deal. I don’t mind, but please don’t feel afraid to post a comment as well. I don’t bite… much. So, […]