Chevrolet Volt Overview

Monday February 21st, 2011 at 2:22 PM
Posted by: aquadog

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a 4-door, 4-passenger family sedan, available in one trim only, the Base.

The Volt is all-new for 2011 and is Chevrolet’s new front-wheel drive, four-passenger electric vehicle with extended range capability. Powered exclusively by the electric motor, the Volt also includes a small gasoline engine that powers a generator to charge the battery for additional range beyond the storage capacity of the battery. The Volt is expected to have a 40 mile range on electric power when the 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is fully charged. The range increases to 300 miles with the battery fully charged and the fuel tank full. The battery can be recharged in less than 3 hours on 240 volts or in about 8 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet. Volt will initially be available in California, Michigan, Washington D.C., New York and Austin, Texas. The Chevrolet Volt comes standard with the OnStar advanced communication system.

MSRP:

Standard Engine:

$40,280

The Chevrolet Volt is equipped with a 1.4-liter, I4, 149-horsepower, hybrid engine. A 1-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Average Consumer Rating: 5 stars

Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

EXPERT REVIEWS
Chevy Volt Olympus E-P3 Alaska Trip Alaska Road Trip With the Chevy Volt and Olympus E-P3 Camera
By Megan Green
 

“When I told friends that I was going to Alaska to drive a Chevrolet Volt around, their first reactions were, “Ice Road Truckers!” Then came a barrage of questions…”

2011 Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius 2011 Chevrolet Volt Review – Our Weekend With Chevy’s New EV/Hybrid and a Prius
By Dan Tsuchiya 

“Living with the Chevrolet Volt is about making a green statement, but without the usual green sacrifices”

2011 Chevrolet Volt 2011 Chevrolet Volt First Impressions Review – Driving the Chevy Volt
By David Colman 

“The best part of owning a Volt is staying green without being a dolt. Unlike the Leaf’s ToonTown caricature face, the Volt looks slick and futuristic without pandering to stylistic digression.”

2011 Chevrolet Volt 2011 Chevrolet Volt First Impressions Review – Yes, it drives like a real car
By Derek Mau 

“Typical of all battery-electric cars, there is no audio cue to signify the car is alive. Switching on the ignition, the driver is treated to a light show displayed in the instrument cluster.”

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By Derek Mau 

“After nearly four years of development and extensive testing with the pre-production models, General Motors has officially announced pricing and has begun taking customer orders for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt in seven select markets starting today.”

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By Tony B. 

“Despite all of the economic turmoil swirling around General Motors these days, they still say everything is on track for the late 2010 debut of the Chevy Volt plug in hybrid.”

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By m35man 

“Instead of constructing a whole new factory to make engines for its new Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, General Motors has decided to build them in an existing facility located in Flint, Michigan.”

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By Derek Mau 

“General Motors continues to develop its gas-electric plug-in car called the Volt and unveiled a pre-production model at GM’s 100-year anniversary celebration.”

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By Derek Mau 

“A few months ago we had the opportunity to get a close look at the Chevy Volt Concept and speak with key people surrounding the project. Whenever GM releases news that the Volt is getting closer to its 2010 production date, we get all tingly inside.”

Chevrolet Volt Concept Chevy Volt Waiting List Hits 10,000 Members
By Derek Mau 

“Today we have hit a major milestone. 10,000 people have signed up on our waiting list, expressing their desire to buy a Chevy Volt. This site was started on January 12, 2007 in response to GM unveiling the Chevy Volt five days earlier.”

Chevrolet Volt Concept First Look – Chevy Volt Concept Car
By Kurt Gensheimer 

“There is no debating the visual aesthetics of the Volt. It’s a sharp-looking machine. Whoever established the precedent that eco-friendly cars must resemble disfigured spacecraft obviously didn’t affect GM designers when creating the Volt.”

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By Derek Mau 

“Kurt interviews Clay O. of GM and picks up a few details of the upcoming Chevy Volt and the new E-Flex system.”

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By Derek Mau 

“Extended-Range Electric Vehicle Will Electrify The City By The Bay”

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