The 2011 Chevy Volt Gets a Bath in the Water Trough
One of the many development tests done on the Chevrolet Volt is to ensure the lithium-ion battery pack is protected from water. Watch as the car drives through a water trough at different depths and speeds.
The 2011 Chevy Volt undergoes Cold Weather Testing in Kapuskasing Canada
As seen on http://www.chevroletvoltage.com, the Chevrolet Volt headed up to Kapuskasing, Ontario Canada for some cold weather testing. Unlike other electric vehicles, the Volt is engineered for all seasons and all climates. Watch as Vehicle Chief Engineer Andrew Farah and Pam Fletcher, Global Voltec and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Powertrain Chief Engineer explain more.
The Chevrolet Volt Freedom Drive
Over the 4th of July weekend, the Chevrolet Volt drove an unprecedented 1,776 miles from Texas to New York, showcasing the ability of the extended range electric vehicle to travel long distances in both operating modes.
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.
Electric Drive Smart Car Review
We test drive one of the first Electric Drive Smart Cars in the USA.
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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.
For more information on the Chevy Volt, visit http://www.chevyvolt.com
For more information on Plug In Vehicles, visit http://www.pluginamerica.org
Words & Music by Sarah Spiegel/Eddie Hedges
2013 Chevy Volt owner review 230 MPG, + OnStar app review
The lifetime is 230 MPG over 6000 miles. This is our fourth hybrid since 2006, two Prius, one Honda CRZ and now the Volt. I call it my cheap Tesla as it stays in electric 90% of the time. We got a demo 2013 Volt with only 3000 miles on it for $28k. If you want to see all the owners go here http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/OwnerMap And to find EV plugs go here http://www.plugshare.com/ The music is from Julia Othmer http://www.juliaothmer.com/music.cfm My first Volt review is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rfnF2hL35c
Crash Test 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air VS. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (Frontal Offset) IIHS 50th Anniversary
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a crash test conducted on Sept. 9 between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says Institute president Adrian Lund. What this test shows is that automakers don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve, articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property from the hazards of highway accidents."
A decade after the Institute was founded, insurers directed this organization to begin collecting data on crashes and the cost of repairing vehicles damaged in crashes. To lead this work and the Institute's expanded research program, insurers named a new president, William Haddon Jr., who already was a pioneer in the field of highway safety. In welcoming Dr. Haddon, Thomas Morrill of State Farm said "the ability to bring unbiased scientific data to the table is extremely valuable." This scientific approach, ushered in by Dr. Haddon, is a hallmark of Institute work. It's why the Institute launched the Highway Loss Data Institute in 1972 — to collect and analyze insurance loss results to provide consumers with model-by-model comparisons.
Another Institute milestone was the 1992 opening of the Vehicle Research Center. Since then, the Institute has conducted much of the research that has contributed to safer vehicles on US roads. At the anniversary event, current Institute chairman Gregory Ostergren of American National Property and Casualty summed up a commitment to continue what fellow insurers began in 1959: "On this golden anniversary of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we celebrate this organization's accomplishments toward safer drivers, vehicles, and roadways. We salute the vision of the Institute's founders and proudly continue their commitment to highway safety."
Chevy Volt Powertrain Deep Dive | Part 3
What makes the Chevrolet Volt Powertrain tick? Find out how it all works in this incredibly complex piece of engineering from a presentation given by Chevy's Chief Engineer for global Voltec and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles, Pamela Fletcher, during the Volt's national media launch on October 18, 2010.