Chevrolet Volt

Written by tonks on January 12, 2007

Chevrolet VoltThe Chevrolet Volt concept electric vehicle is a four-passenger, battery-powered vehicle that features GM’s first use of the new E-flex electric propulsion system. This allows flexibility in fuel sources for electric vehicles. With E-flex, the vehicle will always be driven by the electric motor, but it can be changed to charge the battery with electricity from a fuel cell, generated by an engine or from plugging it to the power grid.

When it is fully charged, the Volt offers a driving range of 40 miles. To increase the useful range of the Volt, it includes a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that operates at a constant speed to create electricity and charge the battery. The engine is designed to run on E85 fuel, which is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

While the Volt is a four-door, four-passenger sedan, it really looks more like a sleek sports car with classic Chevrolet design elements reminiscent of both Camaro and Corvette. Inside the Volt combines innovative materials and ambient light for a light and airy feel.


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