Driving the Chevy Volt

Driving the Chevy Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is an electric vehicle which is powered by a T-shaped battery that is recharged every 10 to 12 hours and a 1.4L 80hp generator that kicks in when the battery is empty. The battery alone enables you to make about 30 miles, while driving in combination with the generator is enough for about 300 mile trop.

Driving the Chevy Volt from DC to New York may not be the best test of the car’s abilities because it works best if used for daily commuting within a range of 30 to 40 miles which may be too short distance for some people. On the other hand, a trip from DC to New York enables you to test both the battery and generator power.

The greatest advantage of the electric battery (in addition to saving lots of gas) is its silence which is a truly special feeling though all the magic fades once the generator kicks in. Another great thing about Chevy Volt is a small floating ball that is displayed in the driver’s screen and shows you how efficiently you are driving. The faster you drive the higher the ball which turns yellow. When you drive at a slower speed, the ball floats evenly in the space.

Driving the Chevy Volt feels just like driving any other compact sedan though it is quite unique feeling when driving on battery power. In overall, Chevrolet Volt is a great compromise between the conventional car and new generation energy efficient vehicles enabling you to enjoy both the benefits of an electric vehicle and the power you expect from a car of its range.

The Chevrolet Volt is relatively expensive (it will cost you about $41,000) but it is an ideal vehicle for the city and average commute trips.

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