15 127 MPG: Co Motor Trend But riding in the real world Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt

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Is General Motors to lie or not ? media , and the public, but highly swept by the fact that GM told the world the extended-range electric vehicle is not used on-board internal combustion engine to the drive wheels when it will be under certain conditions. This bit of news is blasted in the face of General , but does not alter the fact that the Volt is still pretty amazing piece of automotive engineering? Motor Trend spent several weeks in one and came away impressed with what Chevrolet Volt could do. In fact, lead flip-flop lead foot Jonny Lieberman won the seat from time to time and was able to hit 127 miles per gallon .

127 mpg form has been achieved by many Los Angeles streets, cities, roads and highways of the canyon. During the trip, the car ran out of batteries and gasoline engine quietly turned to give it more juice. Not the wheel, but to the battery. If the car gets over 70 miles per hour, and then ICE will send a small amount of power to the wheels, but that makes the car more efficient.

M / T editors took the car for the trip and really tried to push it hard. Experts Volt to the speed of 101 mph, if the A / C cranked up and traveled through some mountainous terrain. The result? Chevy returned almost 75 mpg. MT feels aways from the time the Volt is that the car is very efficient and the fact that the gasoline engine sometimes pitches to them makes all the less significant the vehicle.