Car Review 2014 Chevrolet Volt

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Car Review: 2014 Chevrolet

by on October 7, 2013


Review by Andy: Road of the

There was a time when a innards were much When something broke, it be repaired with chewing gum and wire.

Today, most are bamboozled by the Chevy Volt s Yes, it is a plug-in hybrid utilizes both gasoline and power, but what does mean?

The Volt is an extended-range For about 38 miles, it operates as a electric car. drawing from an electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack. charging time ranges 4 to 16 hours depending on charger

After the battery is drained by 70 the Volt activates a 1.4-liter engine that, in place of the powers the generator. In truly situations a mountain pass, for the engine can directly power the transaxle.

In all-electric mode, the achieves 93 MPGe as estimated by the When the motor is chirring, the nets 35/40 city/highway Either way, the Volt regenerative braking, which the energy from braking and it to recharge the battery.

Why choose the over a conventional hybrid or a electric vehicle? For starters, the has that elusive peace of that escapes many electric vehicles like the Leaf. Once the Leaf 75 miles, poof! the party is

The Volt, however, has a total of nearly 400 miles. Hybrids similar maximum range, but the like a game of Poker, people to play the odds. If a can crack a way to never drive than 38 miles or so, he will twice the fuel efficiency and half the fuel costs of a hybrid, plus extra in a pinch.

Jeffrey Kaffee how to play the odds. As the first owner in the world, Kaffee to drive his Volt 12,000 on a mere 26.1 gallons of You do the math.

Quick tangent: When the first debuted, it was a concept car at the North American International Show, and it looked like a entree of Camaro served Malibu on the side. Then Motor s MBA s wiggled their in it and made it more conventional. For the Volt s curious appearance, not unattractive, has not been remedied.

when the Volt came tree-huggers and bird-watchers and garden-lovers and everywhere oohed and ahhed. the initial Volt cost as much as a Mercedes C-Class. including Mercedes, just and only a few rich er, brave purchased the Volt.

This year, GM has dropped the price and has made attractive offers to lure in more buyers.

Despite the drop in the Volt gets more than ever before. The gains a few colors, new options, and a steering wheel. The Volt s interior is the exact opposite of its exterior. MyLink helps Bluetooth connectivity, entertainment, controls, OnStar telematics, integration, satellite radio,

Optional features, which are arranged in packages, range a Bose audio system to a camera to leather upholstery to a collision mitigation system. any which way, the Volt is as if a bit more cozy as a regular

The interior of the Volt is high-tech, yet Its instrument cluster, technically does not physically exist. swapped out the conventional gauges for a pair of customizable LCD display And that is only the beginning. is the manual transmission and the ignition

Even the throttle and steering and brakes have been with all, ostensibly, in the of efficiency.

The Volt rides the of the future. It is complicated and a little but it also promises unparalleled and efficiency.

Details :

149-horsepower electric lithium-ion battery pack, four-cylinder engine


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