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Chevrolet Volt: electric or car? In the end we don’t care it is an excellent car! All about and Voltec system!

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We tried to the answer.

At the 100 years celebrations of Volt was one of the main players, with Camaro.

U.S. says, with pride, the new Chevrolet Volt is a revolutionary is not only the first Chevrolet car ready to be sold in big number, but a that proposes solution to autonomy. In other words, in to primary and secondary electric Voltec propulsion system means the presence of a gasoline

So it’s a hybrid car concluded intrigued by the fact that experts continued to argue however, is a car with electric Because most people do not time to split hairs in technological try to explain briefly why the is much closer than the electric cars.

At a plug-in cars, like, for example Prius Plug-in, petrol moves wheels and electric has a role to assist, so the engine is less heat, thus less. Because the batteries can be also from a normal such a car can run strictly electric, but on a short distance, not exceeding 20 km.

In are strictly electric cars, Nissan Leaf. which has an electric motor powered by They can be charged from a outlet and maximum autonomy of the car not more than 160 km. Compared to the plug-in, Leaf has zero-emission, only electricity from

But to ordinary cars, autonomy is too small, so potential customers are

Chevrolet Volt — the of the Voltec propulsion system.

engineers have tried to the goat (autonomy convenient) and (minimum poles) by a technique Voltec.

It includes:

• Lithium-ion battery 16 kWh


• 111 kW main electric motor hp)

• a secondary electric motor, 55 kW (75 hp)

• motor gasoline 1.4-liter and 86 hp

• A with three clutches, by the central unit, which those three engines on conditions

Voltec system has modes:

1. Chevrolet Volt first Voltec operating

Only the main electric (small and medium-speed) — the motor is powered by electricity in batteries and operating wheels, autonomy in this case is 80 km better than a plug-in but less than a purely car);

2. Chevrolet Volt a second Voltec operating

Primary and secondary electric (high speed or strong — part of the main engine load is taken by the side, to increase efficiency and overloading it first, and in this the car operates strictly electric if the are sufficiently charged;

3. Chevrolet — a third Voltec operation.

Gasoline engine and motor main (small and speeds, when the batteries reached a minimum of download) petrol engine takes the of power generator for the main motor, so the gasoline engine not engage the drive wheels. task fell throughout the motor;

4. Chevrolet Volt a fourth Voltec operation

Gasoline engine and two electric (at higher speeds and powerful the batteries have reached a of download) — petrol retains the role of generator, but put service and secondary electric for best possible system

Therefore, the gasoline engine is not related to the wheels, but only motors. So Chevrolet Volt car is more than the hybrid the idea of range extender empowering) successfully resolving of reduced autonomy for longer

Chevrolet Volt has a range of 80 km electric drive and a 500 km combined.

On the other hand, according to to date, maximum reach of 80 km in mode is sufficient for 80% of daily of the users of electric cars. who wants more, you can rely on the engine, so that total amounts to about 500 km.

The POWER is blue and is immediately visible on the and ignition results in lighting a indicator READY on display the steering wheel, something to electrical vehicles (EV). the lack of any noise, which we are to normal engines: Chevrolet starts and is quiet as a normal car.

Starting to roll is like any car equipped with gearbox: put the lever in D and. go. It’s just that: the usual P, R, N and D, on the Volt appears a L that stands for low and has the effect of energy recovery system by In practice, vehicle deceleration is using this mode to downhill leading to autonomy in mode, the battery being more efficiency.

Passing the shift lever very image (but also obstacle of poor visibility of the position), Chevrolet Volt as you expect from an electric That means it starts great ease, and even Reason: its maximum torque of 370 Nm is from 0 rpm.

So, although it may exaggerated, we immediately made with, no joke, Chevrolet We do not mean that the Volt’s up to the in terms of performance, we exaggerate But behind the wheel feels like a car fit with over 200 hp.

translates, first, to overcome quickly, which give no then the ability to handle a pace, even if the driver As long as the batteries have not the lower limit of the load, the sounds are the wind and noise from tires. The Volt is relaxing to drive, especially part of any shocks from the (because we not speak of a traditional gearbox. ).

Chevrolet Volt aims not to be but has a very good road

In conclusion, the Volt electric is a nice car, especially the suspension is comfortable, and very low of gravity gives surprisingly car stability. Direction could be for weak feedback, but to be realistic, not make sense to put Volt in the league with athlete

Strictly personally speaking, we that the autonomy of 80 km in the Volt’s drive would meet the needs of 98% drivers in city especially since the total charge lasts only 4 from normal source of 220 V. We however, that there are in which 2% are running around so we would probably go to a few grams of consumption.

Chevrolet Volt four modes: Normal, Mountain and Hold

We tried to see how the car in the other three modes can be selected from the Drive button above to start: Mountain and Hold (most being, obviously, Normal). about going over how to them (preferably a rotary-dial, that of radio), this is we found:

1. The Sport

I have not any change in vehicle behavior, theoretically, the throttle should be timely. I would have even a stronger direction, but it was not so.

2. The

Theoretically, it should be selected by minutes before approaching a if it is running at high speed. would mean you know the what is not always true. In way, ensure the best battery charging, so this activation of motor gasoline- the of the generator.

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In Mountain mode, recharge the batteries before a slopes.

In practice, selecting the you can hear how little gasoline work more strongly, and if you and decided to climb and acceleration, the will sound strikingly propulsion system working at capacity. Frankly, only localities with many ups and might find useful way. Otherwise, it is preferable to the car in Normal and not rush downhill

3. The Hold

In this mode, the engine is put into operation, maximum charging battery That heat engine has two charging batteries and electric generator. In Hold, the gasoline sound level is very making it more now with speed cruising.

In Hold no longer consume battery gasoline engine is generator for the motor.

What’s good way? Well, in cities London, Milan, Florence and has been introduced so-called fee — that electric are exempt, because they do not CO2 and other noxious, like with gasoline and diesel. Is very soon that tax to be adopted by many other cities.

Therefore, before into such a city, by the Hold will ensure the battery is fully charged. On the city, you can switch to Normal and the car run on electric strict maximum of 80 km. I however, as if the authorities will however, the system will engine running on gasoline, low battery.

So, after we saw what means in theory and in practice, is the for a conclusion.

I must admit the Chevrolet Volt has a successful futuristic car that they most people to consider an electric car is no different from a car. Built like any sedan on the market (Volt is 4.5 long), looks more but manages to remain familiar and In a word, it’s a nice

Chevrolet Volt has a length of 4.5 and futuristic look similar to the sedans.

Striking is the interior console covered with a white pearl, but also of the new idea to integrate the buttons they are not separated, as in a normal However, even if it looks is not necessarily ergonomic, because every time you have to what you click.

Instead, the two behind the wheel and the top of the center is very readable and very guidance and intuitive. So it is easy to at any time a wealth of information on display (with touch) from graphics to power and power consumption of gasoline.

The interior looks elegant, but of the large battery, has only seats and a luggage compartment of 310

Otherwise, the steering wheel like the one on the Aveo, interior reminds Insignia and the remaining space and ergonomics not differ a normal compact sedan except the only two rear because the battery in the form of T not able to adapt a bench for persons. And the trunk looks small, with only 310

Until now, the Volt is a car I say that normal, with a and a minus to the chapter look at practicality. Bringing into the Voltec propulsion system, the extender, more things are and Volt green car seems to us a tempting offer.

Users of the Volt once they up can run about 1600 km, which 2 litres/100 km.

Although technology is not electric car, the Volt can be in most of the time under Emissions smoothly, with a convenient for everyday use. to the polls so far among U.S. Volt users, showed they are driving with a fuel tank (35 liters) 1600 km, which would be to an average consumption of only 2 km (to which added costs for much smaller, compared to

According to official data, in to the 80 km strict electric Volt can 420 km with fuel still in the — in this case, the car be considered a conventional car, a consumption of 7 l/100 km. The big difference, is reflected in dynamic behavior the petrol engine is only of the propulsion, generator and electric propulsion, so more effective and

Chevrolet Volt is an electric car at a of 75-80%.

So, we might consider Chevrolet an electric car at a rate of 75-80%, but a 100% electric car behavior and very attractive maintenance About the price, we can not say the same in Germany, Chevrolet Volt has a of 41,950 euros — or double compared with the expensive Chevrolet Cruze. diesel engine of 163 hp and equipped automatic gearbox.

Strictly in of money, the Volt could profitable after about km- same like an automatic Cruze- so, from this of view, you should choose especially that pertaining to concerns don’t arise and new solutions. Perhaps this is why the don’t release the date to on European market and prices not been established yet (although his Opel Ampera, is available this year).

However, the psychological barrier of the purchase the Volt seems to us a successful First, it can be called a true machine, allowing for use in electric most of the time. Second, the behavior and performance are above any conventional cars with size of 150 hp.

Finally, Chevrolet seemed very convincing in the test drive and Voltec system promises to be very for green future of Chevrolet. But I how many of those who can afford to 40-45000 euros on a car will to Volt at the expense of premium diesel sedan?

Because the seems to us that is worth the adopt environmentalist trend or trapped cliche car represents the

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