Image © GM Corp. The 2012 Chevy Volt is a Electric Vehicle with an EV range of 35 miles (based on EPA estimated fuel economy) and a EV / Extended range of up to 379 miles including EV on fully charged battery and full tank of fuel
Chevy claims the Volt to not be a hybrid. The vehicle can be driven soly on its two electric motors for 25-50 miles only using the 1.4L gas engine when the miles need to be extended past the range of the batteries.
Stability features include four-channel ABS, all-speed traction control, StabiliTrak, and drag control. The front suspension consists of independent MacPherson strut-type with side-loaded strut modules, specially tuned coil springs, direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar and hydraulic ride bushings with rack-mounted electric power steering with ZF steering gear.
Charging the Chevy volt takes 10-12 hours at 120 volts and about 4 hours at 240 volt. The batteries hold 16 kWh of energy and have a warranty of 8 years of 100,000 miles.
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