The Chevy Volt concept car was unveiled at the North American International
Auto Show in 2007 in Detroit. This would be the first hybrid car that plugs
in to charge. It is said that Chevy has used the E-flex propulsion systems
to make a car that will provide gas mileage per gallon in the triple digits.
Chevy announced that the car could travel for about 640 miles without a need
to stop and refuel or plug into an outlet for electricity. This could be the
new age for travelers who are stuck spending hundreds of dollars to fill up
the gas tank and travel by car.
car will be great for long drives, sixty-mile trips or short
commutes. Chevy has calculated the savings for gas at five
hundred gallons per year. That could be a savings of eighteen
hundred dollars or more depending on what the cost of gas is
when the car hits the showrooms. The downside for some might be
the rise in electrical use, which could be three hundred dollars
or so. Chevy has said that the nanophoshate-based batteries will
provide safer operations, longer life and higher outputs than
the lithium-ion batteries. This alone could prove worthwhile for
Chevy has reported that
commuters that use the car for forty mile commutes a day could
use no gas, eliminate going to the gas station altogether and
produce no emissions. Could this be the next green car for
Chevy? The fact that the car will produce no emissions is
something that could bring this car to the showrooms sooner. The
price of the car will have to be seen before anyone can say if
the car is going to be worth buying. If you save about eighteen
hundred dollars a year on gas, minus the three hundred dollars
per year for electricity, it is easy to see how quickly you
could save money by owning a 2010 Chevy Volt.
2010 Chevy Volt
MSRP & Release Date for
the 2010 Chevy Volt is expected in late 2009
The Chevy concept car featured in 2008 had a polycarbonate
transparent roof so you have the ability to see everything
around you. The car could adapt to different fuels including
diesel. The 2007 showing of the concept car showed the audience
that the car could easily seat up to five passengers and had a
lift gate rear door in a four-door passenger car. The design has
come along way from the GM EV1 that only seated two people back
in the 1990's. The top speed for the Chevy Volt would be 120
miles per hour rather than the 80 miles per hour that the EV1
It's estimated that the Volt will run approximately 40
miles on electric power alone. The plug to recharge the
2010 Chevy Volt is slated be a common household plug.
Gas or E85 will be used to extend the distance for
Chevy Volt will be the second such car that can be considered
"green', it will have more technology that the EV1 did not have
when it hit the streets. The car will promise a smooth ride with
the ease of handling. That will make the Chevy Volt a gem in the
world of gas-guzzlers and luxury cars. The car does prove to be
something that can save people from the high rising gas prices.
Now, Chevy has to produce the car and make it available for
The Chevy Volt will provide alternatives to owning a car and
spending money on the high gas prices. When the car does come
out, consumers will want to test-drive the car to see how well
it handles and maybe even, how far it can go without using the
fuel. This concept car does have many options for comfort and
safety, which adds to the glamour of the car. Chevy will have
the consumer's attention when they do produce the Volt and put a
price on it. Everyone is waiting patiently to see just how this
car will save him or her money.
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