Chevrolet Has Unveiled A New Generation Of Hybrid Volt
Official images and information about the new generation of hybrid Chevrolet Volt appeared just before the official debut new products at the auto show in Detroit. With the new power unit Volt became faster, and the range of travel increased.
According to the manufacturer, the power plant Voltec dropped 45 pounds compared with the previous version, and its efficiency increased by 12 %. Significantly upgraded the battery - number of cells in the battery has decreased from 288 to 192, so the unit lost 9 pounds. The capacity of the batteries has increased from 17.1 kW.H to 18.4 kW.H.
Also in the unit comprises an electric motor (equivalent to the capacity of 149 HP, torque of 398 Nm) and a gasoline engine of 1.5 liter and power of 101 HP, which is used as a generator. The first 50 km/h hybrid Volt is able to type for 2.6 seconds and a hundred change for 8.4 seconds.
The maximum vehicle speed is 157 km/h and the distance of the trip on the same electricity reaches 80 miles. If you will be working both of the engine, the Volt can drive up to 676 kilometers without refueling.
On a full charge requires 13 hours from a 120-volt outlet and just 4.5 hours from a 240 volt. Interestingly, the charging time can be programmed for a certain time, which is useful, for example, in countries with differentiated tariffs for electricity.
In terms of equipping the new Volt boasts ten airbags and a rearview camera. In the list of options includes a withholding system in-band control of blind zones and automatic braking.