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What is the Mileage of a Chevy Volt?

How many miles per galleon (mpg) can you get out of the Chevy Volt electric car? The Chevy Volt is an electric hybrid car from Chervolet. It is different from other hybrid cars which commonly use 2 engines for driving – an electric motor for low speed driving with the gas engine for acceleration and long distance driving. The Chevy Volt cars use only the electric motor for driving. The gas engine is used to generate electricity when the battery is depleted. The Volt is driven mainly by its 111kW electric motor which is supported by a 55kW generator motor.The electric motor is powered by a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is eatly stowed under and in between the seats. It boosts a power output of 149 bhp and a torque of 370Nm. The Volt can reach a top speed of 160km/h and zips from 0 to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds.

The 2012 edition of the Chevy Volt electric cars promises better mpg than ever. Using the battery allow can allow a range of up to 35 miles. The Chevy Volt come with an onboard gas generator that produces electricity, boosting the range by another 375 miles. That is around 37 mpg. If you drive less than 35 miles a day, you are actually not using any gas at all. At the current electricity rates, it will only cost you $1.50 a day. When the battery is 70% depleted, the 1,398cc 16-valve in-line4 cylinder engine kicks in to power the electric generator for recharging the battery.
A standard 120V charging kit plugged into the common household electrical outlet can fully the battery in 10 hours. For a shorter charging time, you can install a 240V charging station. That will recharge the battery in around 4 hours.
The Chevy Volt has certainly enjoyed rave reviews with its good miles per galleon performance. The 2012 Chevy Volt electric cars promise to heat up the market for hybrid electric cars even more.