Chevrolet Volt Test Drive Impressions
After a five hour stint with the Volt, I offer up some impressions. Driven
from downtown Los Angeles, up to Mulholland Drive and then to the Angeles
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CHEVY VOLT TEST DRIVE
Rich McFadden test drives the 2011 Chevy Volt for the Radio America and
Good Day listeners
Tour Of My Chevy Volt
Check out my long range review here:
A brief tour of my new Chevy Volt. Shot and edited on an iPhone 4.
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.
Chevrolet Volt, para saber mas en
GM Detroit Hamtramck - Chevrolet Volt body build
Robots weld body panels for the 2001 Chevrolet Volt at GM's Detroit
Hamtramck factory, October 2010.
15 people across America were invited by General Motors to be on the
Chevrolet Volt Customer Advisory Board. We were given new Chevy Volts to
drive and evaluate for 3 months prior to product launch. Prior to receiving
our cars, CAB members were invited to Detroit to meet GM execs, drive the
Volt at the Milford Proving Grounds, and visit the Detroit Hamtramck
factory where the Volt will be built. During the factory tour, Volt body
panels are welded with high precision by these robots.
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.
Chevy Volt Review
Commuters may be able to drive using only battery power with General
Motor's Chevrolet Volt, due to reach showrooms by the end of 2010. For
longer trips, a small gasoline engine kicks in when the cars lithium-ion
pack is not enough. Paul Eisenstein reports on the importance of this new
vehicle and explains the cost issues that come with purchasing a hybrid.
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.