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Chevrolet Volt – Driving Extended Range Vehicle

Since my first drive of the Chevrolet Volt   in 2010, I have watched it all other electric cars. are consistently happy with Volts. Most use little

What I learned in the 2010 drive is still true .

My test drive of the Volt why it is the best selling electric I settle behind the steering feel comfortable in the bucket I m impressed with the display the wheel, and the 7-inch navigation The Volt looks and feels

In 4 laps around a mile drive loop that sharp turns and straightaway. driving, I was able to try the three of the car with a push of the button. In mode, the Volt always in the quiet electric mode gives this 4-door a 40 mile electric range engaging its 1 liter gasoline to provide 300 extra miles of depending on driving conditions.

In mode the Volt accelerated than I would need to any freeway, or pass another car on a rode. In Sport, the Volt zero to 60 in about 8 seconds; not as as the 4 seconds when I was in a Tesla, but than my Nissan LEAF drive .  The Volt had a sporty navigating tight corners.

Lithium batteries deplete in electric cars when freeways, and even faster up grades. The Volt also a Mountain mode which engages the engine which is with a generator that electricity to the electric motor and The engine sound was subdued I tested Mountain on my flat

The Volt is really a plug-in At certain speeds, such as 30 mpg, the Volt engine blends power in parallel as GM can do in two-mode hybrids. GM positions the not as a plug-in hybrid, but as an extended electric vehicle (EREV) the gasoline engine is configured in with the generator, and because GM that the electric motor all power to the wheels.

When I drive electric cars, or braking can sometimes feel On the Volt acceleration and braking is In addition to my 4 laps of driving the I got in a few more sitting in the back which includes 2 bucket

This 4-seat compact has of leg room and comfort. Each can be dropped to provide plenty of space accessed through the door for golf clubs, and boxes of shopping, lots of for the kids, or travel luggage.

Motors Electric Car Future

My is with Tony Posawatz, Line Director for the Chevrolet and GE Global Electric Vehicle Tony has over 100 Volts the road across the country put through final paces by GM and a few out being driven by everyone President Obama, to big fleet to tech journalists like me.

Chevrolet dealers are now taking for the Volt, starting at $350 per or $41,000 purchase. Thousands of are being made with dealers in launch markets for the Chevrolet Volt in California, New Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New and the Washington D.C. area. Posawatz said that he over 10,000 Volts to be by the fall of 2011.

Mr. Posawatz that by 2012, the Volt also be available with a engine that can support E85 blends, and an AT-PZEV.

Because of the configuration where the engine is with a generator, GM has the architecture and for a number of exciting vehicles in the This Voltec Propulsion was formerly called the E-Flex If it made economic sense, the could be a diesel in Europe, or a gas in Latin America.

Engine and could be replaced with a cell. GM could even a pure battery-electric like the Leaf .

I asked Tony Will GM offer a battery-electric? he did not answer directly, he smiled and Look for a big announcement in the next six For the luxury market, GM plans the ELR with a Voltec drive

Smart Apps and OnStar

years of the OnStar Plan is at no extra charge on the Volt. has helped many a GM customer everything from emergencies to a center for questions. The Volt is the GM vehicle to offer five of OnStar Directions and Connections which includes Automatic Response, stolen vehicle and connected navigation, all standard.

The also comes with the Connect App which can run on your or Android. Volt owners can use a to access their vehicle’s electric range and fuel With the mobile app you can manage charging.

You can look up the battery’s level, check on what your Volt will be charged and ready to go, or even charging priorities remotely just a couple of taps. You can other commands remotely too — unlocking doors or activating the start. In the winter cold or heat, you can use the app to pre-heat or pre-cool the

Looking at the app on an iPhone, it showed my test drive Volt had 455 on it and it still had 7 gallons left in the 12 tank. 195 miles had been in mode

Electric car critics that there is only a power plant at the other end of so you are not doing any good. The argument is The Volt electric drive is about 70 percent efficient 15 percent for a typical gasoline drive. Most of the 40,000 cars now used in the U.S. use no power.

36 states have utility wind power. which is most available at night.

your GM Connect App, you can the car to always be charged by 7 a.m. and the will calculate the least way to charge at night, and if the electric communicates when extra energy is on the grid. To save the app can load your utility table. It can even text you a charge is complete or if there’s a with charging.

Chevrolet or Nissan LEAF

I have with over 20 Volt They all love their Volt Owners Experiences.

I am with my recent test of the Chevrolet Volt and of the Nissan The Volt can be leased for $350 per the LEAF for $349. If you buy, you can about $5,000 with the LEAF which starts at the Volt now at $39,995.

Buyers can from a $7,500 federal tax and tax credits in many states, the of growing concerns about a damaged from oil spills, problems, and energy security. 95 percent of U.S. transportation is by oil that is refined into diesel, and jet fuel.

I would buy the Volt if I were in previous position at Sun Microsystems several states. The Volt’s average electric range be perfect for most days, and the hybrid would allow me to hundreds of miles when filling-up at the nearest gas station. however, the LEAF is a great fit for my and me.

The LEAF’s 100 mile electric exceeds our 40 mile range Living in a city, we are also two from transit which to rail, and we are two blocks from car Nissan LEAF test .

Both the Volt and LEAF meet all the needs of millions as sole car, and millions as a second car in 2-car households. are roomy compacts, seating 4 and 5 in Both have backseats can drop for comfort.

Both the latest in safety, navigation, apps, and entertainment.

The best car choice depends on your Chevrolet is delivering more than Nissan is delivering For its own fleet, General Electric has 12,000 Volts because its average 85 miles daily. The range of the Volt best its needs.

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Chevrolet Volt Specs

system: electrically driven with onboard range plug-in recharge capability

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Energy: 16 kWh lithium-ion

100% 110-volt outlet: 6 to 6.5 hours

electrical power: 130 to 140 kW

Max. power: 120 kW

Continuous electrical 45 kW

Continuous mechanical power: 40 kW


Type: 3-cylinder, engine 1L gasoline (future E85)

Nominal speed: to 1800 rpm

Max speed: 3200 rpm

tank: less than 10 gal


Horsepower (hp / kW): 160 / 120

(lb-ft / Nm): 236 / 320

Electric range: 25 to 50 – full electric (EV) range

0 to 60 mph: 8 to 8.5

Top speed: 120 mph (limited duration)

Front: independent, strut-type

semi-independent torsion beam

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