2011 Chevrolet Volt to make 150-hp, top speed of 100 mph

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.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt:

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Show Car

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
Key competitors: none
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

Battery system

Type: lithium-ion
Energy: 16 kWh

Electric drive unit

Power (kW / hp): 111 / 150
Torque (lb-ft / Nm): 273 / 370

Charging times

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