...Fuel efficiency, with conservative use of the I4, is estimated at a mighty impressive 95 mpg city/90 highway, though, again, these numbers reflect optimal driving conditions and habits.Standard appearance features and creature comforts in the 2012 Chevy Volt, while abbreviated, remain impressive nonetheless. Outside, this hybrid hatchback sports a rear spoiler and 17-inch painted alloy wheels, while the cabin pampers with premium cloth upholstery and simulated alloy accents. Remote power door locks, heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, cruise control and...
...Pandora and Stitcher compatibility with connected smartphone (MyLink) Available Bose premium speakers Available navigation system Under the Hood For electric-only operation, the 350-volt, 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack propels the car with 149 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque. When the battery is depleted, a 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine kicks in with 84 hp to drive an electric generator. The Volt requires premium gasoline. Chevrolet estimates a fully depleted Volt battery will recharge in 10 to 12 hours using common 120-volt household power. With 240 volts —...
European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow... read more July 22, 2014 by Antony Ingram
With widespread expectations that we'll see a redesigned second-generation model unveiled early next year, the 2015 Chevy Volt was expected to be a carryover model with few... read more July 16, 2014 by John Voelcker
General Motors is still hard at work behind the scenes on the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. We won't know full details of the car for some time, but one upgrade it's likely... read more July 14, 2014 by Antony Ingram
We've got used to seeing plug-in car sales inexorably rising over the last few years. Different models sell at different rates of course, but when one or two cars each month... read more July 3, 2014 by Antony Ingram
It hasn't reached the heady heights of May's record-breaking sales tally, but Nissan still has the highest-selling mainstream electric vehicle on the market. Nissan rounds... read more July 2, 2014 by Antony Ingram