The folks over at Cars.com recently ended up getting into an accident in their Chevrolet Volt where the incident crumpled the hood and deployed two airbags (knee airbag and steering wheel).
Making positive use of the situation, Cars.com decided to answer the kinds of questions that a potential Volt buyer might have. So how much does it cost to repair the body damage you see above on a plug-in car? $10,500. Apparently the airbags and seatbelt pretensioner cost more than $1,100 alone.
What you don’t see in the picture is some minor damage to the rear-bumper. That injury was the result of a police cruiser pushing the disabled Volt off the road (the battery pack automatically decouples in a collision).
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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 379 miles. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt gets an EPA estimated 93 miles per ’gallon-equivalent’ when driving under electric power only, 37 mpg when in gasoline mode and over the long term it is estimated to get 60 miles per gallon in combined gasoline-powered and electric-powered driving. 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