Whatever you want to call the 2011 Chevrolet Volt – an extended range electric-vehicle or a plug-in hybrid or a even a really advanced hybrid – you can’t deny the fact that the model is an amazing piece of automotive machinery in this day and age.
No matter what side of the debate you’re on, one thing is certainly clear, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is eligible with the full $7,500 tax credit. And before you go and jump and start a debate on that tax credit, you should know that the credit has nothing to do with the Volt being a pure electric-vehicle. The tax credit is for any vehicle that can “draw propulsion using a battery with at least four kilowatt hours that can be recharged from an external source of electricity.”
Prices for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt start at $41,000 and with the full tax credit – it will cost you $33,500.
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. The system puts out 149-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 4 hours to recharge on 240 volts, and about 10-12 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet. The Chevrolet Volt also carries an 84-hp 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 310 miles. Prices for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt start at $41,000 but with a full federal income tax credit (which range from $0 to $7,500), the Volt can cost a total of $33,500.
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– By: Omar Rana