Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Electric Concept Car News Car and Driver

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Chevy packs the Volt s powertrain into a five-seat

GM has shown a few variations of the Chevrolet beforethe headed-for-production Opel the gorgeous Cadillac Converj and the sporty Opel Flextreme among themand now comes a family-friendly twist on the extended-range formula. The Chevrolet Volt concept, debuting at the 2010 auto show. is a five-passenger MPV uses the Volt’s platform and powertrain technology.

As such, the Volt MPV5 a 16-kWh T-shaped lithium-ion pack that feeds a 370-lb-ft electric motor. in the Volt sedan, the electric provides all the propulsion; the 1.4-liter engine onboard exists to generate electricity once the are depleted. Chevrolet says the all-electric range is 32 miles, 8 miles from the regular while the range with the gas humming away is identical, at 300


Charging time on a regular household outlet is quoted as “over eight hours,” a 240-volt hookup will the MPV5 in “about four.” The is said to top out at 100 mph, no doubt a thrilling five-minute mosey.

As expect given its name, the MPV5 takes interior and styling cues from the sedan. Up front, the closed-off and the lower front fascia are recognizable. The wheels are “inspired” by the and wear low-rolling-resistance rubber. A underbody tray, special the rocker panels, and “blades” on the quarter-panel help improve slipperiness. The styling was handled by GM’s North American design team and members of the Australian design studio. (We design proposals were on the back of Foster’s beer The collaboration workedthe MPV5 is a people hauler.

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The squat stance, bulging and large rolling stock it a sense of aggression sorely from the crayons-ground-into-the-rear-seat set. Of the similarly sultry Volt was watered down for production, so we the right to change our opinion if the fate befalls this

The Volt’s gauge cluster and center stack are used and the two-tone leather seats over, too. The second-row flip and fold, and the MPV5 can as much as 62.3 cubic of AA batteriesyou know, just in There are 30.5 cubes of when the rear seats are up.

The MPV5 may not be as exciting as the Converj or GT/E, but it’s the sort of variant that could GM to recoup its Volt powertrain sometime before the earth to a ball of over-polluted ice. to see this, or something very on the world’s roads not too long the Volt sedan goes production later this

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