The safety enhancements consist of strengthening an existing portion of the Volt's vehicle safety structure to further protect the battery pack in a severe side collision; add a sensor in the reservoir of the battery coolant system to monitor coolant levels; and add a tamper-resistant bracket to the top of the battery coolant reservoir to help prevent potential coolant overfill.

"[316], In early 2010, it was reported that General Motors would lose money on the Volt for at least the first couple of generations, but it hoped the car would create a green image that could rival the Prius.

CQC  |  The Ampera has a distinctive front and rear fascia, with a large cut-out in the rear bumper. [220], As of October 2018[update], global Volt/Ampera family sales totaled about 177,000 units since its inception in December 2010,[14] including over 10,000 Opel/Vauxhall Amperas sold in Europe up to December 2015. [307] General Motors also advocated for a more simplified mpg calculation method to take into account the range of a plug-in hybrid while running solely on electricity. [249], The Holden Volt was available through 49 select Holden dealerships throughout metropolitan and rural Australia, with 18 in Victoria, 11 in New South Wales, 9 in Queensland, 7 in Western Australia and 4 in South Australia.

[172] Deliveries in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington began in the third quarter of 2011. La Chevrolet Volt è un’auto elettrica estende range, ovvero dotata di un motore a benzina che funge da generatore quando le batterie sono scariche: in tal modo la Volt è in grado di percorrere fino a 500 km. Siete appassionati come noi: per le news, andare qui. The battery was found to be the source of the fire. [82][234] The Chevrolet Volt also has a uniform price that starts at €41,950 (US$55,660 in May 2012) including VAT. ", "Kelley Blue Book Announces Inaugural Total Cost of Ownership Award Winners", "Chevy Volt Tops Consumer Reports Most-Loved Car Survey Again", "2016 Chevy Volt wins Green Car of the Year", "Chevrolet Volt wins the « Grand Prix de l'Environnement 2009", "Chevrolet Volt Declared 2011 World Green Car", "Ampera – Volt Duo Wins Green Engine Award", "Green Engine: General Motors 1.4 litre range-extender", "What Car? [149] The US$303 million Holland plant was funded by 50% U.S. Department of Energy matching stimulus funds and is planned to open by mid-2012. [210] The production version of the Ampera was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. [305][306], In 2008, General Motors was concerned about how the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would test the Volt to determine its official fuel economy rating. Le batterie della Chevrolet Volt possono essere ricaricate da una normale presa domestica da 220 V in circa 4 ore di tempo. The system is also lighter because the use of high grade neodymium magnets. 2019 chevrolet volt electric lt + push start+dem a dist+ecran tact, voiture électrique - chevrolet volt electrique 2015, Effettua il login per accedere a questa funzione, Chevrolet Volt ev LT, Chevrolet Volt ev PREMIER. This is the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Complimenti! The addition of the ELR to the plant represents an additional US$35 million investment, bringing the total product investment to US$561 million since December 2009. [5] Depending on in-car settings a full charge takes from approximately 10 hours (12A setting) to as much as 14 hours (8A setting) from a standard North American 120 V, 15 A outlet and about 4 hours from a 240 V AC source and suitable 240 V EVSE. That'll be an Extra $20K", "Over G.M. Cerchi anche lei su Il Parking l'auto dei suoi sogni. Owners of a 2012 Volt with the low emissions package are eligible to apply for one of 40,000 available HOV lane stickers issued to vehicles that qualify as a California AT-PZEV.

'Officially' Introduces 2011 Chevrolet Volt Amid Controversy", "Chevrolet Volt Hits Road, Ahead of Schedule", "Is the Chevrolet Volt a True Electric Car? General Motors explained that the buy back price includes the Volt purchase price, plus taxes and fees, less a usage fee based on how many miles the car has been run. [82] The Ampera was assembled at the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant, Michigan.

In the inside there are only minor differences and both versions share the same exact powertrain and battery pack. [101] However, a leading Opel engineer prefers saying 169 Wh/km (16.9 kWh/100 km) while battery-powered, and then 20 km/L (5 L/100 km) petrol-powered. Due to low sales, only 246 units had been sold in Australia by mid-April 2015, and they discontinued the Holden Volt once they sold the remaining stock. .

[127][182] For this reason owners of the 2011 Volt did not qualify for California's rebates and free access to use carpool lanes even when traveling solo. This incentive is in addition to the federal government's US$7,500 tax credit. The Volt comes with a 20 ft (6.1 m) charging cord suitable for the standard household power outlet in its country of sale. - consenso [72], To save energy, the Volt sometimes heats the seats instead of blowing heated air through HVAC system, as heating the vehicle's cabin draws significant power, and can even exceed what is needed to move the vehicle on occasions. [252] A total of 246 had been sold in the country by mid April 2015, with the stock of the first generation almost empty. [80] The sport mode causes the engine to rev higher, and the response to the throttle pedal is quicker. [145] According to Opel, by June 2011 around 5,000 customers across Europe had reserved an Ampera, with fleet or business customers representing 60% of reservations,[213] and a total of 7,000 orders were received by March 2012, with Benelux, Germany and the United Kingdom as the top markets in terms of orders. ", "GM Must Adapt Or Die: A Lesson For U.S. Automakers", "Pricing: Chevrolet Volt home charger to cost $490 to $2,000", "GM Prices Volt Home Charger, Installation; Names National Installer", "Clean Vehicle Rebate Project General CVRP Questions: Why does the Chevrolet Volt NOT qualify this year? "[343], Customer deliveries of the Opel Ampera in Europe were delayed until the NHTSA completed its investigation of the Volt's battery fire risk to make sure the vehicle is safe. [109] Manufacturing of the 2017 MY Volt began in February 2016, and the first units arrived at dealerships at the end of February 2016. "[241], However, according to General Motors, in a move illegal under WTO rules the Chinese government refused the allow Chevrolet Volt owners access to up to US$19,300 in government subsidies available for plug-in vehicles unless GM had agreed to transfer intellectual property to a joint venture with a Chinese automaker for at least one of the Volt's three core technologies: electric motors, complex electronic controls, and power storage devices, whether batteries or a fuel cell. While power is drained from the battery the amount is less than in mode 2 for the same propulsion power, thus extending the range. [115] Both the all-electric range and fuel economy ratings are the same for the 2017 model year Volt. City mode or "battery hold" engages the range-extender immediately, allowing to save the energy currently stored in the battery, and when switched off, the range-extender stops and the Ampera is then able to use the energy saved in the battery for pure electric driving, for example for traveling urban areas or restricted zones, such as the European low emission zones or to allow the Ampera to qualify for an exemption of the London congestion charge[82][83][212] The 2013 model year Volt included the "Hold Drive" button to allow drivers to conserve battery-pack energy for use at a particular time of their choice. [106], In August 2010, General Motors began a training program for first responders when performing rescue duties involving the Chevrolet Volt.

For this reason the battery pack never fully charges or depletes, as the software only allows the battery to operate within a state of charge (SOC) window of 65%, after which the engine kicks in and maintains the charge near the lower level. The NHTSA said it had "concluded that the crash test damaged the Volt’s lithium-ion battery and that the damage led to a vehicle fire that took several weeks to develop. [327] GM executives replied that Reuters' estimates were significantly flawed as they also allocated the vehicle's research and development program costs only against the number of Volts sold in the United States (as of August 2012[update]), instead of spreading the total costs over the entire lifetime of the model, as well as including those units sold in Europe and other countries. If plugged in, recharging can be controlled remotely through a smartphone application. [180] Early buyers can benefit from the federal tax credit available for charging equipment. [109][110] Availability in the American market was limited to California and the other 10 states that follow California's zero emission vehicle regulations. Li-ion batteries are expected to become less expensive as economies of scale take effect. [81] The Ampera has an additional option, the "City Mode" or "battery hold", allowing the driver to save the energy currently stored in the battery for use when traveling in urban areas or restricted zones.