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 TEST DRIVE
Rich McFadden test drives the 2011 Chevy Volt for the Radio America and
Good Day listeners
Grand Slam? 2011 Chevrolet Volt First Drive @ Dodger Stadium Video
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Chevy Volt Driven in Detroit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeHYZz9LzHY
2011 Chevy Volt Spy Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WvlVG-DK3w
Chevy Volt Concept @ Detroit Auto Show:
The hype machine has been running full-tilt for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt
since GM revealed the 2007 Volt Concept car, and although we've previously
wheeled a development mule, we've now driven the car you see here, a
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.
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
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Volt battery pack, Chevy Volt Lithium Ion batteries, 40 mile range,
The Chevy Volt Lithium Ion battery pack provides a range of 40 miles after
which a gasoline
powered generator begins charging the batteries. This video taking exerpts
from Chevy videos
and Engineering TV interviews provides info on the batteries and videos of
the first battery
pack rolling off the assembly line and first battery pack installed in a
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HD Chevrolet Volt Test Drive
Test drive of the new Chevy Volt, in West Nyack, NY, around a tiny parking
lot course. Some detailed discussion of the features.
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
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.
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.
Overview: 2011 Chevrolet Volt
More on the Volt:http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/chevrolet/volt/?id=32973
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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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
Chevy Volt Test Drive
GM has been hyping the Chevrolet Volt for years and now Autoline has
finally had a chance to drive the company's extended-range EV. Is it a
game changer like GM says it is or does it fall short of the hype? Click
"play" to find out.