Video: 2011 Chevrolet Volt undergoes brake testing

Chevrolet Volt Brake Test

General Motors engineers are hard at work preparing the 2011 Chevrolet Volt for launch in November 2011. The Detroit automaker has just released a shorty video showing what happens when the Volt’s braking system is put to the test at the Milford Proving Grounds.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will go on sale in November in a few select markets including California, the Washington, D.C. area, Michigan, New York, Austin and Texas.

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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.

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– By: Omar Rana