The Chevrolet Volt made its debut in 2011 with its sights set firmly on the Toyota Prius. The Chevrolet Volt is primarily powered by a pair of electric motors which are fed from an on-board lithium-ion battery and make a combined 223 horsepower. Once the battery's charge depletes to a certain level, the Volt's 1.4-litre 4-cylinder engine comes to life to extend the vehicle's range by powering one of the electric motors as a generator. In low-speed conditions the Chevrolet Volt is powered by one of its motors, with the second coming online at higher speeds. The gas engine can also help with propulsion by powering the generator motor under hard acceleration.
Chevrolet Volt generations
The Chevrolet Volt is able to heat and cool its battery to keep it within optimal operating temperatures, and the battery is designed to last for 10 years or 150,000 miles. The second-generation Chevrolet Volt launched in 2015 and featured a longer range thanks to improved battery storage capacity and cooling. Both generations feature regenerative braking to top up the battery with recovered energy, and both generations of the Chevrolet Volt seat four people.
Hybrid and electric competitors
The Chevrolet Volt's compact sedan proportions and hybrid electric powertrain mean that it competes against both hybrids and fully-electric vehicles like the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model 3. All of these vehicles offer full-electric driving modes with the Toyota Prius also capable of further range thanks to an internal combustion engine.
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