Volt Owner Testimonial: Kory Levoy | Volt | Chevrolet
He's spent $38 in gas - in two months! See how, and see what Kory thinks of his new Volt, the first GM car he's owned since 1975. 2011 Volt shown. For more information, go to http://Chevrolet.com/Volt.
Volt Owner Testimonial: Alex Fay | Volt | Chevrolet
Alex Fay has never owned an American-made car*. Until now. See what he
thinks of being a new Chevy Volt owner, and of being part of a club that
numbers over 2000. 2011 Volt shown. For more information, go to
*Volt is assembled in Hamtramck, Michigan of U.S. and globally-sourced
2010 Diamonds & Dreams - Brownsburg, IN | Chevy Baseball | Chevrolet
Chevrolet is proud to support youth baseball leagues around the country.
Watch how the game of baseball impacted a community by rebuilding the
Brownsburg, IN baseball field through the Diamonds & Dreams promotion. For
more information check out http://www.chevybaseball.com.
AJ Rafael | Road Trip Ep. 2 | 2011 Billboard Battle of the Bands
AJ hits the road to visit his old band director's class. Before they pack
up their Cruze and head to Las Vegas, they play a few songs for the
students. Next stop, the Billboard Battle of the Bands.
USB port not compatible with all devices. Pioneer Premium Audio System is
an available feature. OnStar is standard for 6 months. Visit onstar.com for
coverage map. Services may vary by model.
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.
Jay Leno Puts 10,000 Miles on His Volt
America's favorite and funniest car buff JAY LENO surprised automotive
enthusiasts gathered at the LA Auto Show when he drove his Chevy Volt on
stage to celebrate 10,000 miles on the electric grid. Jay has yet to use
the original tank of gas from when he bought the vehicle last year!
Chevy Volt vs. Nissan LEAF
There's a lot of controversy comparing the Nissan LEAF to the Chevy Volt,
but it all has to do with whether or not the Volt is truly an electric car,
or whether it's a hybrid. But let's set their powertrains aside for the
moment. John McElroy just got a chance to test drive both cars, back to
back, and here's his impression of what the they're like.
Chevy Volt Reviews | Real Customer Review of the Chevy Volt
http://www.peltierchevrolettyler.com Recent 2011 Chevy Volt purchaser John
Cobb gives his Chevy Volt Review and comments about his new electric car.
Besides the fuel economy of the Chevy Volt John enjoys the quietness of the
vehicle and the room the Volt offers to carry things like bikes. John is an
avid cyclist and inventor so he appreciates the design and technology in
the Chevy Volt. His other car happens to be a Porsche 911 that is the
complete opposite of his new Chevy Volt.
2012 Chevy Volt versus Nissan Leaf Mash-up Drag Race
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 plug-in Chevrolet Volt and the new all
electric Nissan Leaf are not what most people would consider performance
cars. In fact they are designed to get people from point A to point B using
the least amount of energy and burning the least amount of oil. If you
think about it...in some ways they are the ultimate economy cars but that
doesn't mean they can't be fun to drive. To determine which of these two
new revolutionary cars is the better performance machine we put them to the
test the good old fashioned way: with an electric car drag race. So which
one is faster? Watch the video to
2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
Join us as we take an in-depth look at General Motors' first plug-in hybrid
which they prefer to call an EV with a range extender. We talk
infotainment, drivetrain, batteries, charging, hop in the trunk and take it
on the road.
The Chevrolet Volt may be the most maligned and least understood car on the
market. After a week of strange questions and bipolar reactions to GM's
plug-in hybrid, I came to a conclusion. GM's marketing of the Volt stinks.
By calling the Volt an "Electric Vehicle (EV) with a range extender," a
huge segment of the population can't get past "Electric" and immediately
cross the Volt off their list. There is also [strangely] a segment of the
population that says, "that's great but I want a hybrid." Guess what? The
Volt is a hybrid.
Before we dive into the Volt, it's important to know how hybrid systems
work. GM's Belt-Alternator-Starter, Mercedes' S400 Hybrid and Honda's IMA
hybrids are all systems where the engine is always connected and even if
the car is capable of "EV" mode, the engine is spinning. Porsche, VW,
Infiniti and others use a pancake motor and clutch setup to disconnect the
engine from the motor and transmission allowing a "pure EV" mode. Honda's
new Accord has a 2-mode setup where the motor drives the wheels via a fixed
ratio gearset, the engine drives a motor and above 45MPH a clutch engages,
linking the engine and motor together at a ratio of roughly 1:1. Ford,
Toyota and the Volt use a planetary gearset "power splitting" device. Yes,
the Volt uses a hybrid system that although not identical, is thematically
similar to Ford & Toyota's hybrid system.
Say what? I thought GM said it was a serial hybrid? Yes, GM did at some
point say that and I think that has caused more confusion than anything
else about the Volt. The bankrupt Fisker Karma is only a serial hybrid. The
engine drives a generator, the generator powers the battery and the motor
to move the car forward. At no point can the engine provide any motive
power to the wheels except via the electrical connection.
The Volt's innovation is that it can operate like a Fisker Karma or like a
Prius. It is therefore both a serial and a parallel hybrid. To do this, GM
alters the power split device power flow VS the Ford/Toyota design. Then
they add a clutch allowing the gasoline engine to be mechanically isolated
from the wheels. And finally they add software with a whole new take on a
2011 CHEVROLET VOLT IN DEPTH TOUR REVIEW '11 CHEVY UPDATE
Happy First Day of Summer 2011, finally was able to give you guys what some
of you have been waiting for, an in-depth tour of my 2011 Chevy Volt #84. I
don't think the video turned out as good as my Jeep video did, but it's
better than nothing. Hope you all enjoy the video of my now 6 month old
electric car with 1,005 miles on it.
Volt Handling in Snow
Volt traction in the snow is extremely impressive. When driving, it almost
feels like there's no snow on the ground. I tried to capture that fact in
this short video. This isn't meant to show a major snow storm, but the
fact that from what I've seen, the Volt handles better than in these
particular conditions than other cars and SUV's I've driven.