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For a car that's still not for available for sale, it feels like we've been hearing about the Chevrolet Volt for forever. Years worth of rumors, spy photos and technical details piqued our interest in Chevrolet's new electric car. The 2011 Chevy Volt won't go on sale until late 2010 but Kelley Blue Book's Jack Nerad and James Bell recently got a sneak peak of the Volt driving experience. In this video James and Jack drive the Chevrolet Volt, learn more about what to expect from the production model and share their initial impressions.
2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible Video Review -- Kelley Blue Book
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In both sedan and coupe iterations, the Infiniti G has been a strong
performer for Nissan's luxury division. Building on that success, Infiniti
has introduced a convertible version of the G37, featuring two doors and a
retractable hard top. Recently, the KBB offices were graced with a G37
Convertible for an extended three-month loan. In this video Kelley Blue
Book's Leigh Anne Sessions wraps up our time with this drop top,
cataloguing the plusses and minuses and determining whether it lives up to
the high standards set by the G37 Coupe and Sedan.
2011 Nissan Leaf vs. 2011 Chevy Volt - Kelley Blue Book
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The Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt are each electrically driven cars
that hint at the green future of automobiles, but each takes a different
approach to solving the issue of fossil fuel consumption. With that premise
in mind, we present this musically driven side-by-side comparison video to
help illustrate a few of the vehicles' similarities and differences.
2015 Ford F-150 Review - Kelley Blue Book
When America’s best-selling vehicle undergoes a revolutionary overhaul,
it’s kind of a big deal. Ford seized the opportunity and skillfully
crafted one of the most hyped-up truck launches in history. So, has the
latest F-150 lived up to its lofty expectations? KBB’s Zach Vlasuk finds
out in this video.
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2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder - Kelley Blue Book
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The key differentiators between the standard Porsche Boxster and the new
2011 Boxster Spyder include a simplified soft-top, moderately tweaked
styling, reduced weight and a slight bump in horsepower. The changes may
seem minor but their cumulative effect has helped turn the already stellar
Boxster into an even more engaging driver's car. Kelley Blue Book's Jack
Nerad recently drove the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder and offers his
assessment in this video.
First Drive: 2011 Chevy Volt
We finally get our hands on Chevy's much-anticipated extended range hybrid,
the Volt, and take it for a spin. Is this the car that will bring GM back
Review: Chevy Volt -- electrifying
Susan Carpenter test-drives the Chevy Volt. She says GM has succeeded in
making an outside-the-box electric vehicle that's alluring almost any way
you look at it, including under the hood.
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Plug In America Test Drives The Chevy Volt
GM invited Plug In America to test drive a preproduction Chevrolet Volt. In
this video, Stefano Paris, Colby Trudeau, and Paul Scott test drive the car
while Volt Chief Engineer Tony Posawatz answers questions. Then, Tony
answers questions from the whole Plug In America team.
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Overview: 2011 Chevrolet Volt
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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt represents a direction for GM, and maybe you
guessed by the name, one that is focused on electricity. In fact, although
technically a hybrid, the Chevy Volt uses only electric power to move the
wheels. For trips up to 40 miles, the Volt is powered by electricity stored
in its lithium-ion battery. When the battery's energy is depleted, a
gasoline/E85-powered engine works as a electrical generator to provide
power the Volt's electric drive unit.
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2014 Chevy Volt 0-60 MPH & Hot Lap Leader Board Review
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also run on petroleum. But you can own the Volt your entire life and never
use a drop of gas. In another accurate, fun and Informative TFLcar review,
Nathan and Roman find out just how fast the Checy Volt is from 0-60 MPH and
how fast it will do a hot lap on the TFLcar racetrack.
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2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
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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
Chevrolet Volt Concept
Cars.com talks with a GM representative about their all-electric concept
car, the Volt.
GM promises that the car, which is still years away from production, will
plug right into an outlet in your house.