New Chevrolet Volt

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Performance

The instant 273lbft of torque is available as soon as the 148bhp electric motor starts the Volt moving. Therefore the pickup is brisk and takes affect straight away. When using electric alone, the Volt is an extremely quiet and relaxing drive. The handling is also very good with minimal bodyroll while it has a smooth automatic gearbox and well weighted steering while front-end grip is excellent. When reverting from battery power to the 1.4-litre petrol generator the transition is seamless. Book a test drive through this site to find out for yourself.

Running Costs

The economy on the Volt is impressive due to its capability of driving over half the official cycle in pure electric mode with no fossil fuel emissions. The CO2 emissions figure is a lowly 27g/km while the average return is a globe-trotting 235mpg. The Volts engine doesn’t therefore have to work to hard and the electric motor requires practically zero maintenance. Servicing should not need be a regular occurrence. Along with this a full charge should cost very little and keeping it fully charge will help towards achieving that eye-watering mpg return.

Equipment

The Volt is packed with a comprehensive about of equipment. The kit includes automatic climate control, heated front seats, CD stereo, two large 7-inch displays for information and media access, an aux-in and USB connection for MP3 players. There is also Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows, electrically adjustable mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and 12v power sockets. Optional extras include sat-nav with DAB radio, Bose speakers and more. To find out full details order a brochure via this website.