Chevrolet Volt impresses with independent tests

Posted on Sunday, 17 October 2010 , 06:10:52 byEmil

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Chevrolet Volt impresses with independent tests

The Chevrolet Volt, which is going on sale next month in the United States, has been tested by the U.S. car magazine Motor Trend and its representatives, especially the Motor Trend blogger Jonny Lieberman, who concluded that the car model was impressive and amazing with its 127 miles per gallon. According to their report, the Volt used 2.36 gallons of gasoline/petrol on a distance of 299 miles.
The journey Lieberman took together with the magazine`s tech guru Frank Markus, was in the South of California, traveling on highways, which reached the desert and mountain roads with elevation changes and the result was that Volt averaged 74.6 miles per gallon.
Lieberman also confirmed that the internal-combustion engine of the car really works, when the car goes past 70 mph, thus helping crank the electric motor with no need to charge the battery as it normally happens.
General Motors have undergone some tough criticism, because of their statements concerning the Chevrolet Volt, such as the one which says that the car would have 230 miles per gallon and then the one which defines the car as an electric vehicle, an opinion which comes in a contradiction with the critics who say it is a plug-in hybrid, because of the gasoline engine helping the acceleration.


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