Using a 240-volt charging station will charge the battery in as little as 2. So, in an empty condition, we need at least 18. Using a 240-volt setup instead is more efficient and would have boosted the mileage figure. This car runs well, the brakes are a bit touchy however. A gas-powered car simply cannot do that. It handled dirt and mud well. Safety The Volt received some negative press upon its introduction when one caught fire after being crash-tested, but that isolated incident proved an unusual case that had much more to do with the government improperly storing a crashed electric car than with a design issue with the Volt.
Excludes body shop repair orders. The car had about 38,000 miles on it when I purchased it and has been running fine up until yesterday. The General says that is not the case. Appearance is what I care about the least when considering the car that I am choosing to drive. Message and data rates may apply. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.
You would think we could get proper care from their Elite Team. The interior held up very well especially considering I have two children. Very great handling and speed for a car of its size. Up Next: Advertiser Disclosure: Many of the offers appearing on this site are from advertisers from which this website receives compensation for being listed here. Well, they did say to check that the plug is on a dedicated circuit and no extension cord. This 30-minute exercise is not appreciated.
In fact, the Volt has a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with the only questionable test being the rear side pole barrier impact test. But is it a real deal? Insurance companies are concerned with these prices because they reflect what they might have to pay out if you have to file a claim after an accident. Now how is any of this my fault? I recommend it 100 percent. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain and driving technique. One expense to consider when determining the true cost of an electric vehicle is the charger itself.
To earn this rating, a vehicle must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and good ratings in other tests. Option one up your way. I love the silver color I got though which is a plus. It has a nice design and I got a couple compliments on it from friends and family. In a typical road trip your average speed including charging time would be 20 mph.
Here's a rundown of the costs involved so you can. When want heat, I'll have to wait for the battery to deplete 40 or so miles of driving and wait for gas mode to kick in. Next, the portions of this item dealing with energy-related operating costs of the Chevy Volt are unrealistic because they are based on erroneous assumptions and energy prices not reflective of current norms. These taxes and fees are often based on a percentage of the purchase price, and generally decrease as the vehicle ages and loses its value. I contacted Volt owners who were happy with this model. For most people, a comparison with a Toyota Prius Prime would probably be of relevance, especially considering the lower upfront costs of the Prime. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14. They could not figure out why there was a power reduction in the car. Roadside service provided by Allstate Roadside Services. Wife does not like driving the new car with such a loud seatbelt dinger. I just wish it had more room or that I could install a rack on too. Both the exterior and the interior had great details and were as fun to look at as to operate. Fast, reliable, trusted performance you can rely on.
Even though it was a little bit pricey. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal airbag. This should be a recall, it's not technically a safety issue, just a shoddy design issue. Always check rear seat before exiting. And forget about having a pure electric as your only vehicle.