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 to life?

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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.





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 hybrid system. Statistics powered by ChannelMeter http://channelmeter.com





2016 Chevy Volt Review - Can It Go 53 Electric Miles?
2016 Chevy Volt Review - Can It Go 53 Electric Miles? The second generation Chevy Volt features a larger battery and greater efficiency, yielding an all electric range of 53 miles before the engine has to kick on. Under the hood is a 1.5L I4 gasoline engine, which is used purely as a generator, and a 111 kW two-motor system is responsible for driving the front wheels. An 18.4 kW battery on board stores the electric juice. The question is, can the 2016 Volt make it 53 miles without the engine coming on? I put it to the test to find out! MSRP As Tested: $40,225 And don't forget to check out my other pages below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringexplained Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engineeringexplained EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page! http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!




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