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  • Vauxhall Ampera makes 2012 Car of the Year shortlist

    After being in the news for all the wrong reasons – namely, fears of post-crash battery fires after American tests – the Ampera/Volt extended range EV duo have something to celebrate. The 2012 Vauxhall Ampera and its 2012 Chevrolet Volt twin have both made it onto the shortlist for the European Car of the Year (ECOTY) gong.
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    By Gavin Conway January 9, 2012 5:20 PM
  • Safety updates announced for Volt and Ampera

    General Motors has today announced its safety updates for the extended range electric Chevrolet Volt and its UK-bound Vauxhall Ampera sister car in the wake of an investigation into possible battery fires after a severe accident.
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    By Will Dron January 5, 2012 10:10 PM
  • 2012 electric vehicle preview: EVs are accelerating

    There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming year, not the least of which will be the arrival of a brace of new pure-electric cars in the UK. But the electrification of our motoring world isn’t just about pure-electrics – watch out for the arrival of advanced plug-in hybrids, as well as diesel/electric hybrids from the likes of Volvo and Peugeot.
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    By Gavin Conway December 31, 2011 10:00 AM
  • Chevy Volt fire investigation: no delay to UK launch (exclusive)

    In the midst of an investigation into post crash-test electrical fires on the Chevy Volt in America, Chevrolet and Vauxhall in the UK have told TheChargingPoint.com that no delays to the UK launches are expected.
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    By Will Dron December 7, 2011 8:41 AM
  • Chevy Volt in fire investigation

    The American agency responsible for enforcing safety standards for vehicles has announced that it will open a formal investigation into the risk of fire in Chevrolet Volts involved in serious accidents.

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    By Gavin Conway November 28, 2011 5:25 PM