Chevrolet Volt (2011)[REVIEWS]

Chevrolet introduced the all new 2011-volt electric vehicles at long range, establishing an entirely new segment in the global automotive market. The five-door four-seater Chevrolet Volt is designed to provide the benefits of an electric car, with no range limitations associated with other electric vehicles on the market.

'Chevrolet Volt is the only car you have, "said Mark Reuss, president GM North America." Volt offers all this. A revolutionary propulsion system, a modern design, the industry leader in safety, comfort and a premium of user-friendly technologies, dynamic and spiritual "

Designed, built and delivered to customers in 29 months, the Chevy Volt will be available at Chevrolet dealerships before the end of 2010. This is a standard level of finish very well equipped, with two option packages: Premium Trim a group and a rearview camera and the Park Assist package.

The Chevrolet Volt is a class by itself

The Chevrolet Volt is a hybrid. This is a one-of-a-kind, all electric drive vehicles designed and manufactured to operate in all climates. Developed by GM Voltec revolutionary propulsion system, consisting of a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor to a pure electric range of 25 to 50 miles depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature. 1.4L diesel engine extends the range up to 310 additional miles on a tank of fuel by the operating system of the vehicle until the electric car can be plugged in and recharged or refueled. What distinguishes the Volt electric-only vehicles, which can be used when the load is not immediately available - for example, during a blackout or a long distance trip.

"Chevrolet Volt electric makes the driving experience more productive, efficient, easy to use, safe and fun way to reward any size vehicle on the market," said Doug Parks, director, global vehicle line volts.

Each main element of the Chevrolet Volt was designed and analyzed for their effectiveness, including its look very aerodynamic, lightweight wheels, tires specially designed energy-saving high-quality stereo system, and more. This attention to detail makes the Volt the most aerodynamic vehicles and energy efficiency in the market.

Chevy Volt electric drive redefined

The heart of the Chevrolet Volt is its Voltec propulsion system that combines the pure electric drive system and an engine to extend the effective range, so the Volt up to 350 miles total range.

Chevrolet Volt is a long-life battery is composed of 5.5 meters, 435-pound (198.1 kg), the T-shaped, 16-kWh lithium-ion battery produced in Brownstown Township, Michigan, provides energy to the advanced 111 kW (149 hp) electric drive unit of a vehicle. Using only the energy stored in the battery, Volt offers between 25 and 50 km of fuel and exhaust emissions without driving electric, depending on terrain, driving techniques, and temperature.

Chevrolet Volt battery is designed to provide value, safety, quality, performance, durability and reliability. It is covered by a eight-year/100 0.000-mile warranty. Since 2007, GM engineers have more than one million miles and four million hours of validation tests volt battery pack and each of nine modules and 288 prismatic cells. Development teams, validation and testing have met thousands of specifications and validate each of the 161 components of the battery volts, 95 percent of GM-designed and developed.
"Our customers have a commitment to technology that will help reduce our dependence on oil," said Micky Bly, GM's executive director, global systems of electricity. "In return, we are committed to providing the highest standards of value, safety, quality, performance and reliability for our customers."

When the battery runs out, the Chevrolet Volt transitions seamlessly with long-range mode. The order is reversed from an advanced technique, 1.4L 63 kW (84 hp) gasoline engine integrated electrical propulsion unit to provide up to 310 additional miles of range.

The Volt electrical service can be a living proof. Volt not only reach a top speed of 100 km / h, the unit of electric drive excellent low speed torque of 273 lb.-ft. (368 Nm), it takes 0 to 60 km / h in less than 9.0 seconds and the quarter mile in under 17.0 seconds.

Chevrolet Volt Battery Charger is a simple and intuitive, and can take place the traditional domestic 120V socket, or a separate 240V charging station. The vehicle is fully charged in about four hours using a 240 V socket outlet 120V and 10-12 hours. When the vehicle is connected, owners can program either immediate or delayed payments, even if the coordination of charging according to time of departure, or when electricity prices are lower. Owners can also manage and control the computer remotely volts or exclusive applications for smart phones, the Chevrolet Mobile App powered by OnStar MyLink.

Chevrolet Volt was designed and refined the influence

The Chevrolet Volt is a bold, elegant, performance-oriented attitude extends its capabilities with an electric motor, and is seen as a luxury sports sedan medium. This is possible thanks to its wide front and rear (61.2 / 62.1 inches [1556 / 1578 mm]), 105.7 inches (2685 mm) wheelbase, wheel-line stance, carving belt and performance bonds.

"The Volt is a revolutionary car, and we wanted the design to be so thin and dynamic a statement as possible," said Bob Boniface, design director. "When you look at this car, it is highly technical and sophisticated in its execution, with many interrelated areas which provide clean, sharp edges and creases. "

Working closely with GM's aerodynamics wind tunnel in the shape own teams Volt, design and engineering has developed the most aerodynamic car in the history of Chevrolet. By reducing the energy required to overcome air resistance, helped Chevrolet Volt aerodynamics eight miles wide estimated electric and 50 miles from the beach area.

The front fascia of Volta Redonda and color, tapered corners and grille allows air to move easily around the car to reduce drag. In the rear edges, strong and carefully designed spoiler flow of air traffic control. Tilt aggressive on the windshield and rear window also reduces the turbulence and drag.

Inside and out, the element sets and relations point of the game are as good or better than any other segment. Even the compartment under the hood is not neglected: All components are maintained at a high level of appearance that blends with the rest of the car, with the surfaces of grains and colors.

Badges, divisions gloss black appliqu├ęs bring the product back bow and the Chevrolet Volt two signs, others are located on the quarter. Six exterior colors are offered the Chevrolet Volt, as Viridian Tricoat Joule, the name selected to win a national competition held in 2009. Others are Ice Silver Metallic, Black Metallic and Cyber ​​Gray, Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat and White Diamond Tricoat.

Inside, the Volt offers space, comfort, convenience and safety features that customers expect premium five-door sedan - including the storage compartments and the 40/40 rear-folding seats. It also offers them a variety of interior color, lighting and trim options than any offered in the past, the Chevrolet sedan, but Chevrolet's signature dual-cockpit design.

Two seven-inch high-resolution color screens are shown: one is a modifiable graphic display and the cluster, center console, features, touch screen, touch-control switches and integrated into the transmission.

Chevrolet Volt has excellent handling characteristics

Great driving dynamics starts with a strong body-frame structure integral allows optimal fit and provides drivers with a greater sense of stability on the road, the strength and confidence.

The Volt is the suspension type MacPherson, the answer sophisticated torsion beam rear rack and fast electric steering system assisted the management team ZF - a device used in high-end sedans sports - have been established to provide feeling soft and refined handling and solid in the center. The low center of gravity combined with a wider track and longer wheelbase for balanced performance and front and rear hydraulic bushings, another added bonus, helping to eliminate the hardness of the road.

Regeneration electro-hydraulic braking energy capture to 0.2 g for the transfer to the battery. The braking system features large rotors friction with a special finishing process protects against corrosion and promote longer life.

Chevrolet Volt to ride lightweight aluminum alloy, weighing just 17.8 pounds (8.1 kg), each compared to 24.2 pounds (11 kg) of typical 17-inch wheels. They are wrapped in Goodyear Fuel Max, all season long, low rolling resistance tires are optimized for range of electric vehicles, the sound, feel and performance.

Chevrolet Volt is equipped with a continuous security

Like all Chevrolets, the Volt helps protect occupants before, during and - thanks to OnStar - after an accident. Accident Prevention Standard features include antilock brakes with traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and advanced LED daytime running lights that make the Chevrolet Volt is more visible to other drivers and pedestrians.
Continue a strong occupant protection structure, and the Chevrolet Volt body-frame integral structure strategically combines advanced steel to ensure rigidity and impact resistance. Nearly 80 percent of the overall structure Chevrolet Volt is a robust advanced high-strength and ultra high strength steel. Active occupant protection features are eight standard airbags and seatbelts with double pretensioners to help reduce the risk of injury.

After the fall, the Chevrolet Volt offers the security of OnStar, which uses a built-in sensors automatically alert OnStar Vehicle adviser to certain types of collisions. Advisor is immediately connected to the vehicle and may require emergency assistance to be sent to its position.

Since the Chevrolet Volt is so quiet all-electric mode, the driver can activate sounds like noise to warn pedestrians, especially blind people in the intersection. Alarm has been developed in collaboration with the American Federation of the Blind.

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