The mountain mode, which is expected to be required only under unusual power demand conditions, increases minimum battery state of charge (SOC) to around 45%, thus maintaining performance on steep and long grades. GM engineers explained that the second generation Volt was developed using extensive input from Volt owners. For the 2012 model year, EPA revised the Volt's fuel economy ratings, increasing the combined city/highway rating in all-electric mode from 93 MPG-e to 94 MPG-e, and the highway rating was increased from 90 MPG-e to 93 MPG-e.[100] As a result of its improved battery pack, the 2013 model year EPA rating climbed to a combined city/highway fuel economy of 98 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.4 L gasoline equivalent/100 km; 118 mpg-imp gasoline equivalent).
[150], The 2011 Chevrolet Volt was officially launched on November 30, 2010 at a ceremony at the Hamtramck plant, where the first production unit for retail sale came off the assembly line. [7], While driving, after the Volt battery has dropped to a predetermined threshold from full charge, a small naturally aspirated 1.4 L 4-cylinder gasoline fueled internal combustion engine (Opel's Family 0[71]) with approximately 80 hp (60 kW), powers a 55 kW generator to extend the Volt's range.

After its all-electric range has been depleted, at speeds between 30 to 70 miles per hour (48 to 113 km/h), the Volt is programmed to select the most efficient drive mode, which improves performance and boosts high-speed efficiency by 10% to 15%. Single motor extended – The battery reaches its minimum charge, which triggers the combustion engine.

[184][188], Since sales began in December 2010, a total of 157,054 Volts have been sold in the country through December 2019. ", "Nissan's Quarter-Millionth Leaf Means It's The Best-Selling Plug-in Car In History", "Plug-ins poised to be Europe's top electrified drivetrain", "Plug-in grant eligible vehicles licensed", "December 2010 Dashboard: Year End Tally", "GM's U.S. [327] GM executives replied that Reuters' estimates were significantly flawed as they also allocated the vehicle's research and development program costs only against the number of Volts sold in the United States (as of August 2012[update]), instead of spreading the total costs over the entire lifetime of the model, as well as including those units sold in Europe and other countries. Arcing event during manual rollover of post crashed Volt's battery, November 24, 2011. Offers to Buy Back Hybrid Volts From Owners", "GM offering loaner cars to worried Chevrolet Volt owners", "GM offers to buy back Chevrolet Volts from fearful owners", "GM says 'couple dozen' Volt owners seek repurchase after fire tests", "Chevrolet Volt Won't Lose Top Safety Ratings During Battery Fire Investigations", "Batteries in Electric Cars Examined After Chevy Volt Fire", "GM Builds on Battery Safety to Ensure Confidence in Chevrolet Volt", Reuss Barra Volt Transcripts.doc Mark Reuss and Mary Barra Volt Conference Call Transcripts, "G.M. [217][218] As of October 2013[update], the Ampera held a market share of almost 10% of European registration of plug-in electric cars since 2011.
[156] GM said it had around 3,600 Volts in inventory and needed to reduce dealer inventories as production is expected to meet market demand. [298], The Cadillac Converj is a plug-in hybrid concept car first unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. Grazie a voi, noi migliorare la pertinenza e la qualità del nostro sito .

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