Video: GM shows how much you can do with 40 miles of electric driving in the Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt

In a recent press conference with the media, Chevrolet Volt engineers said that they were averaging 40 miles on battery power alone as promised. General Motors has put together a short video (with some cool Google Maps usage) showing us just how much an individual can do with the Volt without ever using gas.

Check out the short video after the jump.

Click here to read our first drive impressions of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is powered by 16-kWh, “T”-shaped lithium-ion battery that powers the electric drive unit, which allows it to drive 40 miles on battery power alone. According to GM”s preliminary specs, the system puts out 150-hp and a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft, allowing the Volt to go from 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, hitting a top speed of 100 mph. The battery can be re-charged by plugging into a household outlet and takes less than 3 hours to recharge on 240 volts, and about 8 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet. The Chevrolet Volt also carries a 1.4 4-clyinder engine that allows the five-door, FWD sedan to travel additional miles while averaging a fuel-economy of 50 mpg. A fully charged battery and full tank of gas will allow the Volt to travel 300 miles.

First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Volt:

First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Volt:

– By: Kap Shah