How Chevrolet Volt Works

Written by a Guest Blogger
Imagine an invisible straight line across the road and all the cars so far into existence lying somewhere on that line, including the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. Give the imaginary end points to the line; the left end is the Gasoline, denoting the cars that run on gasoline. And the other end of the line denotes the power of electricity that is an alternative resource to run vehicles. This end point of the line represents the cars that purely run on electricity and associated with batteries and electric motors. You plug them in and if the battery runs off, you probably need to walk in the way.
Now, when you are aware of these two types of powers on which the cars run, it is easier to explain that a Hybrid is any car or vehicle that lies in the center of this imaginary line. A hybrid car gets life sometime with the combustion of fuel and alternatively by the electricity stored in the batteries. In apparent simple words, Chevrolet volt is a Hybrid!

What makes the Hybrid Chevy Volt Work?
Gasoline Engine

To power the electric generator, the three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged internal-combustion engine is turned on as required.

Fuel Tanks

The car has two fuel tanks that can seize a collective sum of 12 gal. of gasoline or E85 (a mix up of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline).


The generator in the Volt is power-driven by the engine. This 53-kW generator can revive the battery in half an hour and can be used under certain driving settings to propel current straight to the motor.

Battery Pack

Before the need of generator, this 16-kWh Li-ion battery pack in the Chevy Volt can offer adequate power for up to 40 miles of driving.

Electric Motor

The car has a 120-kW electric motor that generates 160 HP and supports top speed of 120 mph conveniently.

Charge Ports

The Chevy Volt has charging ports on both sides of the car that let a driver to recharge the batteries in about 6.5 hours from a 110-volt outlet.

The process story…

Once the Volt’s battery is exhausted, the engine commands the generator to turn out the power needed to drive the Volt. Over 70 mph, when the generator pairs to the ring gear, the engine acquires a better resourceful direct mechanical union to the wheels.
Chevrolet’s loom allows a complete EV potential over 30-40 real-world miles—something other competitors like Toyota will never be able to assert with their existing Hybrid Synergy Drive system. So, the Chevrolet Volt 2013 symbolizes a bridge connecting the gasoline present and the electro-commuter prospect.

Author Bio –

This piece of information is written and shared by Bob Pulte Chevrolet, the largest and most renowned Chevrolet car dealership in Ohio offering new and pre-owned Chevrolet car to Dayton, Cincinnati and Lebanon. Get reviews on all new Chevrolet models upcoming in 2013 and grab information on all latest launches. Check out your Chevy at Bob Pulte for the most competitive prices.

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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