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 Chevy Volt Courtesy Chevrolet Test Drive
http://www.CourtesyChev.com Bryan "B" Long takes the all new 2011 Chevrolet
Volt home to test out. Experience his drive in tracking MPG and showing off
cool features of this amazing vehicle. Blong drove the Toyota Prius the
night before and is amazed on how this Chevy Volt stands out. Fit & Finish,
Style, Design, Drive, Technology, and he driving experience is worlds of
difference. You can Test Drive the Chevy Volt at Courtesy Chevrolet 1233 E.
Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014. 888-267-5511. You can visit our special
Volt page at http://www.Volt-Chevy.com
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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 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.
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.
2011 Chevrolet Volt Review
Visit Us at: http://LTWTV.us - Mike Herzing from Lets Talk Wheels reviews
the new Chevy Volt.
My week with the Volt was a real eye opener. I can now see the attraction
to the super quiet drive system and infinite MPG that the Volt can provide.
The Volt is developmentally, still in its infancy, but provides many
answers. This car has a great future. - Mike Herzing
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.
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