Chevrolet Volt (2012): Full Review – Part 1

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 3:30:49 by

Chevrolet released the new model of its flagship electric vehicle Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 version. The new vehicle is about as heavy duty as the previous and upholds the basic aesthetics of the predecessor.

It has been a year since the Volt started to adorn the public tarmac but still there are certain things that are ambiguous about the car that make it a hard sell despite its reasonable pricing and very efficient fuel consumption, or the lack of it thereof. However, more on that in a bit.

The new Volt has a reasonable dashboard technology, has a responsive power train and a premium audio system is available for the new model. It is boils down to the complete package for someone who needs good power in reasonable economy, and the vehicle should be equipped with gadgetry.

The Concept

The new Volt comes equipped with a 111kW electric engine. In regular, car guy/gal terms, that engine outputs 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. That is the primary or the single source of power to the wheels.

Over the course of one year, the car has attracted a lot of criticism on its lack of elaborative statement on the exact genre of technology it uses. The inclusion of the gas engine surely takes the car away from the electric vehicle territory but still one has to plug it in to charge the 16kWh T-shaped lithium ion battery pack that runs the spine of the vehicle.

People call it a plug-in hybrid and Chevy terms it as a range-extended electric vehicle. Although both are right in their own rights, both of these terms should be explained properly so to waive off the confusion.

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