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2014 Chevrolet Volt Changes

With 2014 Chevrolet Volt we are getting more than a hybrid and even more than just a pure electric car. This vehicle can be in pure electric mode and it can easily achieve highway speeds and after 30 to 40 miles it will use small gasoline engine connected to generator to produce more electricity for batteries and electric motor.

With the gas engine running, the Volt s approximated variety is enhanced to 380 miles and its fuel economy approximated around 40 mpg. Unlike lots of electric and hybrid providings the Volt s styling isn t really awkward or geeky, and its interior is among the coolest we ve seen in or from a hybrid.

2014 Chevrolet Volt Changes

As an electric, the 2014 Chevy Volt s motor offers up a huge serving of torque right from the gate. From a stop, our Volt sprinted to life with adequate thrust to push us into our seats as it quietly reached 50 mph. The lack of engine noise and gearshifts does take some getting used to. Even when the gasoline engine kicks on, it doesn t rev relative to road speed. When it comes to the Volt s driving features, we d hesitate to call them sporty, but the Cruz-based platform does offer decent handling and a rather smooth trip.

The Volt s electric power steering is responsive and direct, nicely weighted without being too vague at highway speeds or too heavy when parallel parking. GM declares the Volt s electric variety at 38 miles, the actual variety will vary hugely depending on situations.


Utilizing details supplied by your regional electrical energy company, you can program the Volt to start recharging its battery pack when rates are at their lowest. And if you tell it when you plan to leave in the morning, the car will automatically schedule the charging process to ensure it s ready.

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The OnStar MyLink app lets you check your Volt s battery level, tire pressure, available electric range, lock/unlock the doors and begin the A/C system to pre-cool the interior, all from your smartphone. You can control charging rate and get a text or e-mail alert when the battery is complete. .

Taking a page from the Apple computer school of design, the 2014 Chevy Volt s interior can be covered in bright white and dark accented plastics and touch-sensitive controls for the audio and climate-control functions. 2 7-inch LCD screens change the traditional analog evaluates, with one serving as the instrument cluster (array, fuel and speedometer determines) and the various other in the center stack showing the electric motor/battery operation as well as the offered navigation screen.

With the goal of total operating efficiency, the 2014 Chevrolet Volt s design team crafted a body shape that might cheat the wind while delighting the eyes. Up front are a rounded nose, closed grille opening and steeply raked windshield. Sharp edges along the Volt s rear fenders help slice through the wind, as does the functional rear hatch spoiler.

This is among the most aerodynamic vehicles in GM s storied and long history. Even the Volt s tires and wheels are created for maximum efficiency; the ultra-lightweight wheels (17.8 pounds) mount Goodyear Fuel Max low-rolling-resistance tires.

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt s propulsion system consists of an electric drive unit that makes 149 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 1.4-liter / 84-horsepower 4-cylinder range-extender. When battery charge is diminished normally after 25-40 miles of driving and produces on-the-fly electrical energy for an additional 300-380 miles, that engine takes over. Recharging takes 10-16 hours using a standard 110V outlet or about four hours on a 240V devoted unit. The Volt has four operating modes.

Regular is the most efficient, Sport provides more direct accelerator response, Mountain helps the battery cope with extended steep grades and Hold runs just on the gas engine/generator, saving battery charge for when it may be wanted (in town, for instance).

2014 Volt Price

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt s Manufacturer s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts right around $35,000 and filling one with leather, navigation, Bose audio, and the rearview camera and park-assist package will bump that figure to $40,000. As with the Nissan Leaf EV, it s tough to evaluate how well the Volt will retain its value over time, although we expect the 2014 Chevrolet Volt to remain on par with the Leaf, however far below the values for the Toyota Prius and VW Golf TDI.

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