Top 10 Chevys of All Time #10

By Editors on September 8, 2011 8:43 AM

2011 Chevrolet Volt

A genuine revolution in automotive transportation, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt stands as one of the crowning achievements of the division's century of ongoing progress. Coupling knowledge gained from GM's pioneering EV1 electric car program in the 1990s with ongoing advances in the realm of E-REV (extended-range electric vehicle) design, engineers on the Volt development team managed to bring this sleek, well-appointed four-passenger liftback sedan from an auto show concept to full production status in less than four years. Able to use energy from its lithium-ion battery pack and/or electricity generated by its range-extending gasoline engine to provide power for its primary and secondary electric drive motors, the plug-in Volt can travel about 35 miles on a single charge but carry on an additional 310 miles before needing to refuel at a gas station, effectively eliminating any potential issues of range-anxiety. Recently, Cadillac announced that it would also join the E-REV revolution by fitting Voltec technology to its upcoming ELR, a 2+2 luxury coupe that will be based in the Converj concept car.

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