2014 Chevrolet Volt Review and Interior
The new 2014 Chevrolet Volt is released to the market to fill the hybrid car segment. The car is a combination of electric motors in the front wheels and gas engine in the rear wheels. The gas engine will automatically kick in if the electric motors run out of electricity. The car has been in the fourth model and having insignificant change in 2014 Chevrolet Volt Review and Interior since its first release in 2011.
The engine is known as a “series hybrid car” or a range-extended electric with conditional of under some high-speed which means the engine can be clutched directly into the transmission to assist the electric motor to provide torque. However, it is unrealized because of its electric drive and no gear shifts. The result is smooth and quiet torque. 2014 Chevrolet Volt Review shows that it can be driven long distance by filling up the gas tank for 10 minutes every 300 miles unlike the pure electric cars like the Tesla Model S or the Nissan Leaf.
Preparing the 2014 Chevrolet Volt is easy. The car is plugged into an electric grid to recharge 16 kilowatt lithium-ion battery. It takes about 8 or 9 hours using the 110 Volts charger and takes half if using a 240-Volt charger or Level 2 charging station. When the battery is depleted (after approximately 38 miles), a gasoline engine of four-cylinder 1.4-liter takes in and generate additional electricity to travel 250 miles more.
2014 Chevrolet Volt is a five-door hatchback which shares some platform with the compact sedan. It has 4 inches lower roof to reduce aerodynamic drag resulting slab-sided, small side windows and almost horizontal main rear window. In the 2014 Chevrolet Volt Interior, there are a new leather-wrapped steering wheel and four deeply bucket seats that are low to the floor causing difficulty to see out through windows for some drivers. The Volt cost $35,000 which is less $5,000 from the current Volt price.