Chevrolet sells Volt in Europe

Chevrolet sells Volt in Europe

The Chevrolet Volt is going to be sold in Europe, featuring a starting price of EUR41,950, which translates into $58,560. The announcement was officially made by Chevrolet representatives at the Geneva Motor Show. A similar price will be available in other European markets, where it is scheduled to arrive in November 2011. Featuring a slightly higher starting price, the Opel Ampera, which is Volt's sister car, is planned to hit the European showrooms this year. The production form of the Opel Ampera was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and its price rises to no more than EUR42,900, but the standard equipment strongly influences the pricing in different countries. Leather seats together with all the usual safety and convenience features will be fully integrated into the Volt, while the customers from Europe will enjoy an 8-year/160,000 km warranty on the powertrain and the lithium-ion battery. Wayne Brannon, CEO of Chevrolet Europe stated that the price for Europe was based on the U.S. Volt price and adjusted for transportation cost, import duties, homologation and exchange rates. GM's Detroit Hamtramck plant in Michigan, US built both the Volt and the Ampera, a fact which makes to the two cars be basically the same.
The differences between them are minor and they mainly focus on the front and rear styling. The maximum range of the EVs is of 40-80 kilometres if they are in battery-only mode, but it can be extended to 600 km when the gasoline engine/generator charges the battery. With a top speed of 161 km/h, the 111 kW electric motor reaches a 0-100 km/h sprint in only nine seconds, while the peak torque is of 370 Nm. Three or four hours are necessary to fully recharge the battery at any household 230-volt power.


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