Despite what many climate change deniers may want to believe the growing desirability of the electric car is not going to dissipate any time soon. The main objection against electric vehicles seems to be “range anxiety” (the compelling fear that a vehicle has insufficient charge to reach its intended destination thus leaving the vehicle’s occupants completely stranded) and the lack of sufficient charging points to sustain an uptake in the vehicles. Hybrid technology does attempt to be a happy medium but many feel that it is too much of a compromise where a typical HEV only has a 2kWh battery pack and could only go a couple of miles on full electric. This could be where the Chevrolet Volt comes in. With a full electric range of between 25 and 50 miles and a total range of greater than 300 miles this E-REV (electric vehicle with extended-range capability) may have more than a few of the answers. The volt differs from hybrid or plug-in hybrid cars in that the vehicle’s wheels are driven electrically by an electric drive unit. The Volt uses electricity as a primary source and petrol as a secondary source, but only to generate electricity.
Just because it is a bone fide EV doesn’t mean the Volt compromises on performance or comfort, being a 5 door the Volt offers ample space for four passengers and a plenty of boot space for luggage. The Volt is also no slouch accelerating quickly from zero to 60mph in around nine seconds, and with a top speed of 100mph
The Volt also features 5 driver-selectable driving modes that are designed to deliver maximum efficiency, fun and optimal power in all driving situations.
The list of features and all round usability makes the Volt a preferred choice for customers looking for an electric vehicle that can be their only car of the household.
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