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2011 Chevrolet Volt with pictures and price

By luanpa in | January 27, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 Chevrolet Volt with pictures and price

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the first plug-in gas/electric vehicle of GM. 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a four-passenger, four-door sedan. GM official is scheduled to go into production in late 2010. The Price has not been finalized, The most recent estimate places the price at $40,000, with a $7,500 federal tax rebate available after that price.

It is different from Chevrolet Volt concept, The Volt concept was an immediate hit, but The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is GM’s promise to actually build the futuristic range extending electric car. It will base on GM’s E-Flex platform. The GM E-Flex design team also raised the rear window and deck line to minimize wind turbulence and resulting drag as the air flows over the car. The Volt’s roof and rear hatch incorporate a large expanse of glass for a very open feel.

2011 Chevrolet Volt front

2010  Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in electric car, it has a 40 mile zero-emission range on all-electric operation. The advanced 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is depleted, the Volt uses a small internal combustion engine-generator as a range extender to add 300 more miles to the Volt’s total driving range.  Chevrolet claims a range of 40 miles solely on a fully charged battery and more than 600 miles when the gasoline engine is used. At this point, it is not known what the gas motor will be, but expect it to be a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that will also be capable of running on E85 ethanol-blended fuel. Available safety features likely will include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. GM’s latest figures peg the Volt’s 0-60 mph performance time in the 8 to 9 second range, with a top speed of 100 mph. The electric drive unit will deliver 111 kW of power that translates to 150 horsepower, and importantly an impressive 370 lbs-ft of torque. Since electric motors can deliver maximum torque from 0 rpm, overall performance should be quite good.

The interior is both sporty and futuristic, with a driver-configurable liquid crystal instrument display and a seven-inch touch screen information display as standard equipment. Bluetooth phone and music streaming will also be standard equipment, with an optional GPS navigation system offering hard drive storage for maps and digital music.

2011 Chevrolet Volt interior

2011 Chevrolet Volt rear

2011 Chevrolet Volt side



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