The Volt has an all-electric range of 38 miles causing the range extender it be used regularly, which is how the car was designed. I agree to receive emails from Green Car Reports.

Now GM says that it has tuned the system and now kicks in at a much lower temperature. That's way beyond the 35 mile electric range limit. Obviously, we weren’t able to test that feature, but Chevy assures us that it will now only kick in at minus 13 degrees F / minus 25 degrees C. Here in Montreal, it still gets below that a few times every winter, but it should nonetheless enable more all-electric operation of the Volt. It’s more about how you use the Volt, which is a cool approach. Yet at the moment, only the 2013 Chevy Volt provides approximately 38 miles of all-electric driving range plus a gasoline-powered range extender. Scribbling on the back of an envelope we calculate that 190 miles of electric driving would require 6 recharging sessions, each requiring four hours or so, meaning as many as 24 hours of recharging time, leaving one to wonder just how Ellyatt did the deed. Chevy Volt Outsells Half The Cars On Sale; Is That Failure?

Chevrolet Volt: 8.7 seconds ; BMW i3 REx: 7.8 seconds* (7.0 seconds all-electric) 0-40 MPH. It's been rumored for a while that the next-generation Chevy Volt electric car would get a new, smaller, three-cylinder engine as a range extender. Chevrolet Infotainment system with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen incorporates a new Energy App.

Available dealer-installed blackout package includes sport pedals, black front/rear bowtie emblems and 17-inch machined-aluminum wheels with black-painted pockets. did 254.45 I think any cafe that lets me plug in while I am eating lunch will get my business.

The 2013 Nissan Leaf will also have a 6.6 kilowatt charger option available. Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Development: Academic Study Published. It'll do 98 MPG-equivalent in EV mode, and 37 mpg combined on the engine--though many owners are getting a much higher figure, making the most of electric running instead. It's like the media vs. the Prius, round two... _______________________________________________________, Follow GreenCarReports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. You might like to start with whether GM really did lie about the Volt's EV capabilities - is it range extended, or just a hybrid? Let us know in the comments section below. Bob Lutz: Huge Chevy Volt Cost Estimates Are Wrong, Here's Why, Incentives Good For Chevy, Volt Customers, And Dealers, Says Industry Reporter.
Chevy Volt Owners Drive More Electric Miles Than Nissan Leaf Drivers: Why? Contrarily, the Volt has a longer gasoline range and a shorter electric-only range.

What Ellyatt did last weekend was to blow up, and demolish, another electric car myth. "We not only set out to minimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions," said Matthias Alt, who's chief engineer for small gasoline engines at Opel. Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Cars Now Have Battery Cells Made In U.S. Chevy Volt's Wind Thrumming Noise: Aero Fix Now Available, 2014 Cadillac ELR Software Gives Hints Of Future Voltec Uses, It's fluorescent, and painted entirely in the dark, 2011 Chevy Volt: Official GM Propaganda On Why It's Better, 2011 Chevy Volt Marketing Theme Emerges: An EV for Road Trips, The Volt Song: What Happened, and What It Could Have Been, Five Reasons Why The Chevrolet Volt Isn't Losing Popularity, 2012 Chevy Volt Owner Goes Head-To-Head With Fox News, Survives, One Year, One Talk-Show Host, 11,000 Miles, And No Gasoline. Motor sport fans might want to see the Volt tackling Pikes Peak, but the Chevy Volt Dance is a little less impressive.

Is the Volt really an electric car? With all that technology, you might be interested in how some of it works.

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Yet because it’s possible to complete short journeys using no fuel at all, and a full charge of the battery takes four hours (costing roughly £2) running costs should be minimal unless you use the Volt for longer trips. Stock photography by. We've also got first production photos, first drive impressions and an editors discussion - just how will the Volt fare? It has been a problem for Volt owners who live in cold climates for a long time. Video: So Is the 2011 Chevrolet Volt An Electric Car? However, it is not necessary to fully recharge the pack on every charge session. Who Actually Buys 2011 Chevy Volt Electric Cars, And Why? Have a sift through the links below. What makes Ellyatt's accomplishment interesting is that it goes beyond the math of Chevy Volt Recharging.

The current Volt engine is a 1.4-liter four that produces 85 hp, adapted from the 138-hp 1.4-liter turbo fitted to the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact and Cruze compact sedan.

What's happening is the battery management system is keeping the charger at a low setting, to avoid overcharging, while at the same time balancing the battery pack to ensure each battery cell is fully charged. Could Opel Ampera Outsell Its Sibling The 2012 Chevrolet Volt? The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid car manufactured by General Motors, also marketed in rebadged variants as the Holden Volt in Australia and New Zealand, Buick Velite 5 in China, and with a different fascia as the Vauxhall Ampera in the United Kingdom and as the Opel Ampera in the remainder of Europe.

2013 Chevrolet Volt: Already At Dealers (If You’re Lucky), August Set To Be Best Month Yet For Chevy Volt Sales. GM's design goals for this dual drive train is to fit into the typical daily driving pattern.

2014 Cadillac ELR: Volt-Based Coupe To Get New Engine? It is enough for most people to cover their daily commute and we often hear about Volt owners not having to fill up their gas tank in months or even years.

The Volt has spent a lot  of time in the media - some may say a little too much time! All rights reserved.Auto Express™ is a registered trade mark. For people with short commutes who want to just charge on level 1 overnight, it won’t make a difference, but it is worth the money for everyone else.

It's been rumored for a while that the next-generation Chevy Volt electric car would get a new, smaller, three-cylinder engine as a range extender. Should save about $750 in fuel per 10,000 miles driven when compared to a 35mpg car at $3.50 a gallon and grid electricity at 13c per kwh.

"We also wanted to demonstrate that three cylinders can be just as refined as four or more. Check out some of the links below. Finally, want to see one of the most unique pieces of automotive art featuring the Volt?

If your commute is local roads, the first generation volt would be sufficient, however the highway will eat your range at higher speeds, and you won't get your 39 miles of range.
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Over the next few pages you'll find links to all sorts of information about the Volt. 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: 350-mile electric off-road SUV priced at... Model Y tow package recall points to a continued Tesla strength. The Chevy Volt was GM's plug-in hybrid car. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. 40 to 50 miles of grid power electric range is great for the VAST majority of drivers, however, someone who commutes 150 miles a day or more might actually save more gas with a Prius. Some owners are saying it's more electric than you'd think... but why not join the debate? In March, Edmunds reported that GM was considering a smaller, three-cylinder engine for a revised Volt to be released in 2016--though at that time, the substitution had not been officially approved.

It aims to give its driver all of the advantages of an electric car without any of the drawbacks. You might want to know how much it'd cost to repair after a crash, what one owner thinks after 7,000 miles in both his Leaf and his Volt, or compare how much a Volt costs to run, with its closest rival - the Prius plug-in hybrid. Simply Give It Back! So you've learned about the Volt, then what? All the major dash controls are built into a white touch-sensitive panel on the centre console. Now It's An Energy Security Hero! © 2020 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved.