21 Apr '15, 2pm

Study Shows Chevy Volt Can Burn Less Gas Than Any Other PHEV

Study Shows Chevy Volt Can Burn Less Gas Than Any Other PHEV

For everyone who likes to say the Chevrolet Volt is just one more plug-in hybrid, a GM study presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers shows it stands to burn radically less gasoline and emit much less smog-forming gases than competitive PHEVs. The engineering analysis also projects the new 2016 Volt due in a couple of months will significantly outperform the 2011-2014 specification Volts studied. Why? The short answer is the Volt has a battery twice to four-times larger and is rated at least double the all-electric range of any conventional plug-in hybrid. For daily driving, this plus unique system architecture and higher top EV speed means the engine stays off longer and the study says the Volt can provide 40-times or more all-electric trips. By contrast PHEVs – such as by Toyota, Honda and Ford – have batteries one-half to one-quarter the Volt’s size, lower top s...

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