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The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

August 4, 2015 in Air Quality, Battery, Detroit, Electric Vehicles, EV News, GM, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lithium, Manufacturing, Michigan, North America, Range Anxiety, Volt

DETROIT – The 2016 Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range is unveiled Monday, January 12, 2015 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The next-generation Volt has a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration. Photo courtesy of John F. Martin, GM The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range is unveiled Monday, January 12, 2015 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The next-generation Volt has a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration.
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The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40-percent improvement over the first-generation Volt.

Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90 percent of trips. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80 percent of their trips.

This means the average Volt owner could expect to travel well over 1,000 miles between gas fill ups, if they charge regularly.

For the first 53 miles, the Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free using a full charge of electricity stored in its new 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, rated at a combined 106 MPGe, or gasoline equivalent. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range for a total of 420 miles on a full tank.

“We listened to our customers,” said Andrew Farah, vehicle chief engineer, “They were very clear when they told us that they wanted more range, and a fun driving experience behind the wheel. We are confident that the 2016 Volt delivers both.”

The next-generation Volt’s new 1.5L range-extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 42 MPG.

Data shows that drivers of the first-generation Volt achieved, and often exceeded, the published EPA-estimated mileage. Chevrolet expects the same label-exceeding result with the next-generation Volt.

This article is an EV News Report repost, credit: GM.

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President Obama Clean Power Plan, Climate Change Action

August 2, 2015 in Climate Change, Environment, EV News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, North America, Politics, Washington DC

 

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San Francisco Streets Are Unsafe for Bicycle and Foot Traffic

July 31, 2015 in Biking, California, City Planning, Environment, EV News, Health, North America, Politics, San Francisco, Sustainable San Francisco, Walkable City

San Francisco is dominated by dangerous moving vehicles, spewing greenhouse gases and making a cacophony that only an oil company would enjoy. Stop what you are doing and look at the streets. The streets are ugly, congested and a nightmare for bicyclists. Apathy reigns over San Francisco. Empathy does not translate to change.

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A bicyclist struck by a car in San Francisco yesterday
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San Francisco Streets Are Unsafe for Bicycle and Foot Traffic

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