Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is produce for 2011. This chevrolet is introducing the three-row Traverse. It is the latest member of the crossover range that includes the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook. Chevrolet Volt, the 2011- model-year is propelled purely by electricity, gaining power from an onboard engine and/or overnight charging.

Chevrolet Volt of 2011 extended-range electric vehicle is styled less aggressively than the 2007 Detroit auto show concept vehicle. Some show-circuit design cues remain, with contrasting black trim and rear hatch with a vertical window. The front fascia looks more akin to a Malibu and the roof is raised in a concession to interior comfort. The four-seat Volt is similar in length and height as the Honda Civic sedan, though it measures about two inches wider.

The interior features a seven-inch LCD instrument display and a center touch-screen for climate and entertainment controls. A navigation system with a hard drive for multimedia storage will be offered.

The wheels are driven exclusively by electricity, with an E85-compatible engine available to replenish the lithium-ion batteries when needed. GM claims the Volt will travel up to 40 miles on power from its 220 lithium-ion cells. The 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine can extend that range as needed. The electric drive unit produces 150 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.

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