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Motor Trend Tests The Chevrolet Volt


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As much as we like the idea of an all-electric vehicle with a long range, we are getting a bit tired of hearing about one such machine, the Chevrolet Volt . Still, as much as we might despise recent news on the vehicle, it’s our job to report whatever comes along.

This bit of information comes from Motor Trend, who have just recently completed a thorough test of the new Volt. During this test, one of their staff members averaged 127 miles per gallon.

That number came after driving the city streets in Los Angeles and the highways around the area. During the test, the electric battery ran out of juice and the motor kicked in to recharge it. If you end up traveling over 70 miles per hour, the motor will kick in to help the wheels, but it will also make the Volt more efficient.

On the next trip, the Motor Trend guys cranked the Volt up to its top speed and drove the hell out of it. They averaged 75 miles per gallon, which is truly amazing. It turns out this is one fuel efficient vehicle.

Source: Motor Trend


5 comments:

Even from the start I don’t believe from the concept of electric cars. Just looked at what happen to the Lotus, they really have to activate the diesel engine of the car in case the car runs out of power. Just look on how unreliable is this car.

Even from the start I don’t believe from the concept of electric cars. Just looked at what happen to the Lotus, they really have to activate the diesel engine of the car in case the car runs out of power. Just look on how unreliable is this car.

It seems that Chevy comes up with a different look for their car. They are not really focusing on the same designs just like the other manufacturer! Well, it’s a good thing after all.

if you read the actual motor trend article, they gave the distance traveled, as well as the gallons used. they went close to 300 miles, i do not remember the exact number.

Unfortunately, this article seems to have been written in a somewhat misleading fashion, leading a bunch of people to erroneously conclude that they drove 299 miles on 1 Charge and 2.36 Gallons of gas.

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