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Chevy Volt Road Review

In the summer 2011 issue of MyTekLife magazine, we review the 2011 Chevy Volt. MyTekLifeTV host Warren Jones takes us for a drive in Chevy's latest innovation - http://www.myteklife.com


 


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Chevrolet Volt Review - Long Distance Trip
Check out one of the first documented long distance trips in the new Chevrolet Volt. This ten hour trip was from Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia. See how the Volt switches from battery to gas without any notice.





2011 Chevrolet Volt Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ 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.





2011 Chevrolet Volt Review by Automotive Trends
http://automotivetrends.com/ Brandon Dye takes the 2011 Chevrolet Volt out for a spin. He also gives a little tutorial on how to charge up your plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.





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.





Volt Review
I am an owner of a 2011 Chevy Volt and I talk about my experience with the Chevy Volt. After nearly a year on the road I am getting 136 MPG!





DRIVE- Life With The Chevy Volt
There's been a lot written about the Chevrolet Volt. Some think it's brilliant, others feel it's hype. Does it really go 40 miles on a full battery charge? Will it save the average viewer money on fuel? Tom Voelk uses Volt as his only vehicle for a full week to find the answers.





2011 Chevrolet Volt - Drive Time Review
Drive Time review of the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Volt by auto critic Steve Hammes





2013 Chevrolet Volt Hybrid Vehicle
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufactured by General Motors, also marketed in rebadged variants as the Holden Volt in Australia and New Zealand, and with a different fascia as the Vauxhall Ampera in the United Kingdom and as the Opel Ampera in the remainder of Europe. The Volt operates as a pure battery electric vehicle until its plug-in battery capacity drops to a predetermined threshold from full charge. From there its internal combustion engine powers an electric generator to extend the vehicle's range as needed. When the engine is running it may be periodically mechanically linked (by a clutch) to a planetary gear set, and hence the output drive axle, to improve energy efficiency. The Volt's regenerative braking also contributes to the on-board electricity generation. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cycle, the 2013/14 model year Volt all-electric range is 38 mi (61 km), with a combined electric mode/gasoline-only rating of 62 mpg-US (3.8 L/100 km; 74 mpg-imp) equivalent (MPG-equivalent). The Chevrolet Volt has a 16 kW·h / 45 A·h (10.4 kW·h usable) lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged by plugging the car into a 120-240 VAC residential electrical outlet using the provided SAE J1772-compliant charging cord. No external charging station is required. The Volt is propelled by an electric motor with a peak output of 111 kW (149 hp) delivering 273 lb·ft (370 N·m) of torque. Capacity of the battery pack was increased to 16.5 kW·h (10.9 kW·h usable) for 2013 models, which increased the all-electric range from 35 to 38 mi (56 to 61 km). Other specifications remained the same. The battery pack capacity was increased to 17.1 kW·h for 2015 models. This incremental upgrade is likely to reflect in an improvement in range over previous model years, but as of July 2014, the 2015 Volt has not been re-certified with the EPA. While driving, after the Volt battery has dropped to a predetermined threshold from full charge, a small naturally aspirated 1.4 L 4-cylinder gasoline fueled internal combustion engine (Opel's Family 0) with approximately 80 hp (60 kW), powers a 55 kW generator to extend the Volt's range. The vehicle also has a regenerative braking system. The electrical power from the generator is sent primarily to the electric motor, with the excess going to the batteries, depending on the state of charge (SOC) of the battery pack and the power demanded at the wheels. The Volt requires premium gasoline with a minimum 91 or octane rating because the higher octane rating fuel permits the 10.5:1 compression ratio engine to utilize more ignition timing advance in order to maximize its fuel efficiency by 5 to 10% as compared to regular gasoline. For users who drive mostly in electric mode and to avoid maintenance problems caused by storing the same gasoline in the tank for months, the 2011 Volt has a sealed and pressurized fuel tank to avoid evaporation, and as a result, the fuel filler has to be depressurized before opening the tank. Also the engine management system monitors the time between engine running and it is programmed to prompt the driver to run past the 40-mile (64 km) all-electric range before recharging in order to consume some gasoline. If the driver does not run on gasoline, the system will automatically run the maintenance mode which starts the engine to consume some of the aging fuel and circulate the fluids within the engine. A configuration with an E85 flex-fuel capable engine is under development and was expected to be available in 2013. Further information: Hybrid vehicle drivetrain The Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) definition of a hybrid vehicle states that the vehicle shall have "two or more energy storage systems both of which must provide propulsion power, either together or independently."[12] General Motors has avoided the use of the term "hybrid" when describing its Voltec designs, even after the carmaker revealed that in some cases the combustion engine provided some assist at high speeds or to improve performance. Instead General Motors describes the Volt as an electric vehicle equipped with a "range extending" gasoline powered internal combustion engine (ICE) as a genset and therefore dubbed the Volt an "Extended Range Electric Vehicle" or E-REV. In a January 2011 interview, the Chevy Volt's Global Chief Engineer, Pamela Fletcher, referred to the Volt as "an electric car with extended range." Basic powertrain configuration of a series hybrid vehicle, one of the two possible modes of the Chevrolet Volt when operated as range-extender vehicle





How to drive a chevy volt
How to drive a Chevy volt using regenerative braking on demand for maximum electric range, and best fuel efficiency.





Driving in the Chevy Volt - customer review
http://bobhilke.com Chevy Volt Customer Review: Go for a ride in the Chevy Volt and see some of the features of the car including power management, driving in sports mode, climate control, and how quite and smooth it rides. Visit http://bobhilke.com/chevy-volt-customer-review-videos for more videos.





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 Powertrain Deep Dive | Part 1
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.





Chevy Volt Commercial
Commercial for the 2011 Chevy Volt "UnPlug". For any production inquiries please send us a message using this YouTube channel. This was done on spec. Thanks for watching! Dir.- Luke Wahl DP.- Tomi Skarica Edit- Daniel Loyd Starring- Breanne Martin and Omar the Dog Music- Wild Nothing - "Chinatown" A Company Moves Production





2011 Chevrolet Volt Performance Test
The Chevrolet Volt is a nicely normal, reasonably agile small sedan, but is it The Great Automotive Savior? Watch our video to find out.





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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