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Chevy Volt Concept

Production Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt MPV5 Concept
GM revises its all-electric range for the Chevrolet Volt

At lot has changed with the Chevrolet Volt since it was first shown in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2007. Gone is the swoopy bodywork (which was deemed elegant, yet not aerodynamic enough), support for E85 fuel (the Volt now requires premium), and the gas tank was cut in size from 12 gallons to less than 8 gallons.

One thing that remained constant through this constant state of change with the Volt program over the past three years has been the electric driving range of the vehicle. General Motors has always stuck to a 40-mile range for the vehicle on battery power alone. Now, however, GM has revised the battery range to "25 to 50 miles" according to the Associated Press.

GM spokesman Rob Peterson says that the revised range figures come as a result of extended testing including operating the Volt in extreme temperatures. Other factors that will come into play include whether the driver is traveling on flat or hilly roads, whether the HVAC is operating, or if the driver has a lead foot.

By stating this change now, GM may avoid complaints from customers in the future who don't achieve the previously stated 40-mile battery range. On the flip side, Volt owners who drive on absolutely perfect/level roads, don't run the AC, and drive miserly can at least be delighted at the potential for 50 miles of battery-only travel.

The additional driving range provided by the gasoline engine/generator remains the same at 300 miles.

GM expects to build 10,000 Volts by the end of 2011 at a cost of $41,000 each (before a $7,500 tax credit). The company hopes to boost production to 30,000 the following year.

The Volt will be joined at a later date by the Volt MPV5 which offers a crossover body style and seating for 5. GM stated that that the vehicle would have an electric driving range of 32 miles at its announcement – there's no word on what the revised figure will be once it reaches production.



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400 miles ? thats it ?
By chick0n on 9/25/2010 7:09:34 PM , Rating: 1
wtf ? my Honda FIT can go 350-370 miles on a tank if its all highway with AC on. the car cost me 18K out the door. and unlike GM's piece of shit, Im sure my Honda will outlast any GM make car.

if I want to go fast I have other sports car in my garage that can do the job.

my point is, GM is doing it wrong again, they never learn their lesson. I mean f-ing if I cared about mpg. I would drive the smallest engine car possible. if I want speed, I just hop into my 500 hp baby and be done with it.

god. Government motors never learn do they ?




RE: 400 miles ? thats it ?
By chick0n on 9/25/2010 7:14:22 PM , Rating: 1
just to be clear, the 400-ish miles is their estimate of battery + range extender which is just a fuxking typical Engine.

and we all know how much bs manufacture talk about their mpg.

mine is ACTUAL.

41K for this piece of shit? I'll pass.


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