We are in New York City on this rainy afternoon getting our first chance to test-drive the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, which will go on sale later this year in select states across the United States. For the 2010 New York Auto Show, the Chevrolet Volt is having its “preliminary specifications” coming out party.
Power for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will come from a 1.4 4-cylinder flex-fuel engine mated to an electric-motor fueled by a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery system. That will allow the Chevy Volt to produce a total of 150-hp with a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft. The extended range electric-vehicle will have a top speed of 100 mph with a 0-60 mph time of around 9 seconds.
On a full charge (about 8 hours on 120V and 3 hours on 240V), the 2011 Volt can drive up to 40 miles on electric-power alone. Extended range capabilities will allow it to travel 300 miles on a full tank of gasoline.
We’ll have our first impressions on our first drive of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt later this week. Stay tuned.
Click through for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt Spec Sheet.
2011 Chevrolet Volt:
2011 Chevrolet Volt Preliminary Specifications:
|Model:||2011 Chevrolet Volt|
|Body style / driveline:||five-door, front-wheel-drive sedan|
|Description:||electric vehicle with extended-range capability|
|Manufacturing location:||Hamtramck Assembly, Hamtramck, Mich.|
|Battery manufacturing location:||Brownstown Township, Mich.|
|Top speed (mph):||100|
|EV range (city):||up to 40 (based on EPA city cycle) actual mileage may vary depending on driving habits/conditions, weather and battery age|
|Extended range:||300 miles on a full tank of gasoline|
Electric drive unit
|Power (kW / hp):||111 / 150|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm):||273 / 370|
|120 V:||about 8 hours (actual charge times may vary)|
|240 V:||about 3 hours (actual charge times may vary)|
|Front:||independent McPherson struts|
|Rear:||compound crank twist axle|
|Steering type:||electric power assist|
|Type:||four-wheel disc, fully regenerative to maximize energy capture|
|Wheel size and type:||17-inch forged aluminum|
|Tires:||specially developed low rolling-resistance|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||105.7 / 2685|
|Length (in / mm):||177 / 4404|
|Width (in / mm):||70.8 / 1798|
|Height (in / mm):||56.3 / 1430|
|Seating capacity (front / rear):||4|
|Cargo volume (cu ft / L):||10.6 / 301|
|Fuel tank (gal / L):||TBD|
– By: Omar Rana