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    Default OMG! 2014 Volt comes with 43 mile range and 1 liter all aluminum engine?

    Just read this in the Yahoo finance section under GM heading.

    "General Motors will launch the 2014 Chevrolet Volt hybrid in the U.S. market by the end of August 2013. The 2014 Volt will provide buyers with an impressive fuel economy of 98 miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe (electric) on battery power. Talking about its mileage on gasoline, it comes out to be 35 miles in the city and 40 miles on the highway. This amounts to savings of approximately $900 in annual fuel cost when compared to gasoline cost. This new model will come with a 1 liter three-cylinder engine, which is made entirely from aluminum and is 20% more fuel efficient than engines in the earlier models. Also with a drained battery, the new model boasts around 43 miles compared to 35 miles in the 2013 variant."

    Is this just another case of sloppy reporting, or did Chevy pull a fast one on everyone?
    Jerry, #536 2011 Volt in Fresno, CA

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    I'm pretty confident that the engine is the same. Also, MPGe...the e = equivalent. Seems like sloppy reporting to me. There have been discussions about the Gen 2 having the 3 cyl. 1.0L engine...only speculation at this point.
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    The article seems incorrect. Starts off with parroting the 2011-2013 numbers then gets weird.
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    The 43 mile comment doesn't make sense either.
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    There are already 2014 models on the ground ready to be sold. Same range, same MPG(e), a handful of tiny tweaks and two new colors. The big news is the $5k price drop.

    Where on earth did 43 miles EV range come from?!

    -Drew

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    GM's specs for the 2014 Volt are very clear on their website:

    http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electr...ecs/trims.html

    Just like the 2013, with very minor tweaks.

    Yahoo finance actually just has a link to Seeking Alpha's web site, which can be notoriously unreliable. SA's writer appears to have convoluted the 2014 Volt with the various rumors of the Gen 2 Volt specs. I'm guessing horrendously-sloppy reporting on Yahoo's side in not fact-checking this link and possible intentional deceit on Seeking Alpha's side.
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    http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electr...ecs/trims.html

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    The MPGe number wouldn't be the same....

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    Come on. It's Yahoo news, written by children for children with childish comments. High school newspapers are more reliable than Yahoo.

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    Steverino,
    So basically Yahoo news is now about as accurate as your FOX us news LOL!

    True very True....

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