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Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Chevy Volt 2013 Will Have “EV-Hold” Mode

As we heard last week, the Chevy will soon provide its Volt owners with a little more control. The 2013 Volt will allow drivers to NOT use the electric mode if they choose? Why would they do that? Well, perhaps to save the battery for upcoming city driving when they are on the highway. Here’s more info from Gas2:

2013 Chevy Volt To Recieve EV-Hold Mode, Revised Looks (via Gas 2.0)

First hitting the streets in the last month of 2010, the Chevy Volt has had a long, hard slog as a new car on the market. Having been lambasted and unfairly linked to Obama by GM-hating conservatives, the Volt has also suffered from questions about battery safety and as well as a high price that makes…

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  • Ed

    I am very conservative and I only by GM vehicles made in the US and I will probably buy a volt in 2015 when i need a new car. I wish you liberal writers would quit making political comments and stick to the feature and benefits of things like electric cars

    • Zachary Shahan


      first of all, where are the political comments above?

      second of all, the car was politicized by the right! so, liberals shouldn’t be able to respond to the political issues related to it?

  • Luke

    Gawd the Volt is a nice looking car – and it’s also got some really cool features. The best thing about it is they look like they’re going to upgrade it annually, which differs from the Prius, where it gets a bit lengthy waiting for a new model (although that might have changed now).

    I’m just sick of it being used as a political football. The ironic thing is those patriotic FOX news conservatives who bitch about it would rather purchase a car made in Japan over the Volt which is made in America!

    (Not that there’s anything wrong with Japanese-made cars).

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