20 Mar '17, 11am

What does a Chevy Volt do when it runs out of gas and battery charge?

What does a Chevy Volt do when it runs out of gas and battery charge?

Stephen Edelstein Mar 20, 2017 Unlike conventional hybrids and many plug-in hybrids, the first-generation Chevrolet Volt makes extensive use of both electric and gasoline power. With a fully-charged battery pack, it will drive on electric power alone until the charge is depleted, at which point the onboard gasoline engine activates. The gasoline engine serves as a generator, giving the Volt a total range on both gasoline and electric power comparable to a conventional gasoline car or hybrid. DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles? But what happens when a Volt runs out of both battery charge and fuel? That's what 2013 Volt owner Alex Palmeri of LegitStreetCars wanted to find out, so he drove until first the battery charge and then the gasoline were each depleted. But once the gasoline ran out, the Volt ended up switching back to battery...

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