Chevrolet Volt Long Distance Trip Review 2
Check out one of the first documented long distance trips in the new
Chevrolet Volt. This ten hour trip was from Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia.
View the features that the Volt incorporates to switch back and forth from
Gas to Electric
Chevy Volt Unplugged..... My test drive in NYC
The Chevrolet Volt is a electric extended range vehicle being produced by
the Chevrolet division of General Motors and will be launched in November
2010 as a 2011 model. Its propulsion system is based on GM's new Voltec
(formerly known as E-Flex) electric automobile platform, which differs
significantly from GM's earlier BAS Hybrid and Two-Mode Hybrid systems. The
Volt is capable of traveling between 25 to 50 miles (40 to 80 km) solely
powered by the electrical energy stored in its on-board battery pack.
The car's 16 kW·h (10.4 kW·h usable) lithium-ion battery battery pack can
be fully charged by plugging the car into a 120-240VAC residential
electrical outlet using the provided SAE J1772-compliant charging
cord. No external charging station is required.
With fully charged batteries and under normal driving and climate
conditions, the Volt has an expected all-electric range of 40 miles (64
km), a distance longer than the daily commute for 75% of Americans,
whose average commute trip is 33 miles (53 km). After the battery is
depleted, a small 4-cylinder internal combustion engine using premium
gasoline creates electricity on-board using a 55 kW (74 hp) generator to
extend the Volt's range up to an additional 310 miles (499 km). The
electrical power from the generator is sent primarily to the electric
motor, with the excess going to the batteries, depending on the state of
charge (SoC) of the battery pack and the power demanded at the wheels. The
distribution is controlled by the electronic control unit (ECU) of the
vehicle. At speeds between 30 to 70 miles per hour (48 to 110 km/h)
and if the battery is depleted, the internal combustion engine may engage
(via a clutch) to assist the traction motor to drive the output, improving
performance and Boosting high-speed
efficiency by 10 to 15 percent.
The Volt's retail price will start at US$41,000 (including destination
charges) before any factory incentives, tax deductions, or other subsidies.
The Volt is currently eligible for a US$7,500 U.S. federal tax credit and
other benefits available in some locations. The Volt will also be available
through a lease program with a monthly payment of US$350 for 36 months,
with US$2,500 due at lease signing, and with an option to buy at the end of
the lease. The Volt will be initially sold in seven regions:
California, Washington DC, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and
Austin, Texas. Nationwide availability in the U.S. and Canada is scheduled
to begin in one year to 18 months after the initial launch.
CHEVY VOLT TEST DRIVE
Rich McFadden test drives the 2011 Chevy Volt for the Radio America and
Good Day listeners
2012 Chevy Volt electric car review
2012 Chevy Volt electric car review
Please note: Features to the right may be in addition to, or in place of,
features in other trims.
Vehicle Key Features
Electric drive unit
149 hp, 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard
1.4L internal combustion engine with 83 hp; requires premium fuel.
4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc electro-hydraulic power system with
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
Includes brake assist, Traction Control and a regenerative system on front
Tire Pressure Monitor Standard
Three auxiliary 12-volt outlets including one in the front center console,
one in the rear console and one in the upper instrument panel storage bin.
Power adjustable mirrors
Heated, body-color mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.
17" 5-spoke forged-painted aluminum wheels Standard
17" 5-spoke forged-polished aluminum wheels Available
Touch-sensitive center controls
Includes Driver Mode Control switch and 7" (diagonal) LCD touch screen.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio2 with three trial months
Enjoy a wide variety of commercial-free music channels, sports, news and
talk, comedy, family programming and more from coast-to-coast. Standard
XM NavTraffic3 standard for three months Standard
Bluetooth®4 wireless technology for select phones
Offers hands-free calling capability. Standard
Cruise control Standard
USB port5 Standard
Six speaker system Standard
Bose® Premium Energy Efficient Speaker System.
Seven speakers including a sub-woofer. Available
Color Touch Radio.
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 playback Standard
Audio System with Navigation and DVD and MP3 playback
Includes voice recognition, Radio Data System (RDS) and timeshift function.
30GB of audio data storage. Available
Air conditioning. Standard
Dual-stage frontal, side-impact and driver's knee air bags, plus roof-rail
side-impact bags for front and rear outboard seating positions. Includes
Passenger Sensing System. Standard
Premium Cloth seating Standard
Driver and front passenger with selectable automatic activation. Available
Leather-appointed seat trim
Perforated leather-appointed seating with color-keyed textile accents.
Premium with layered graphics. Available
Passive unlock and lock on all doors including liftgate Standard
Power door locks and windows Standard
OnStar®3 with three years of service with Directions & Connections® Plan
including Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
The unmatched lifesaving technology of OnStar to help keep you safe.
Remote vehicle starter system. Standard
Driver-activated horn chirp using turn signal lever button. Standard
Programmable time-of-day charging with indicator light. Standard
110-volt charge cord Standard
Rear Camera and Park Assist Package
Includes rear vision camera system and front/rear parking assist.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Available
Ultrasonic parking assist
Front and rear Available
Tire inflator kit Standard
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Chevy Volt Test Drive
Lyle Dennis of GM-Volt.com gets to test drive a near-production Chevy Volt
integration Vehicle on a test track in Los Angeles California. He is
accompanied by the car's cheif engineer and vehicle line director.
DRIVE- 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Unless you've been isolated in a yurt distilling organic fuel for your
bio-diesel hybrid, it's been tough to miss the hype of the Chevrolet Volt.
The extended range electric vehicle is now available in select markets. Tom
Voelk takes a look to see if it's worth getting amped up over.
Cars.com's Chevy Volt at 18,000 Miles
It's now been more than a year and 18,000 miles since we bought our 2011
Chevrolet Volt. After having the car for so long, we'd like to share some
of our lasting likes and dislikes about the car to give you an
all-encompassing view of our time with the plug-in hybrid. Overall, we're
pretty satisfied with the Volt, and despite its quirky cabin configuration
and powertrain, this is a real car that can accommodate everyday use,
according to Cars.com Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder.