Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

Prices Announced For The Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolt Volt's electric drivetrain, known as E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) directly powers the wheels, with a petrol engine to prevent the battery from going flat.

Published 1 July 2011 Staff

Prices for the Chevrolet Volt will start from £28,545, after the government £5000 electric vehicle grant, when it goes on sale in the UK in 2012.

The electric only range of the Chevrolet Volt is between 30 and 50 miles, depending on terrain and traffic, after which the on-board generator is activated to sustain battery power.

The Chevrolet Volt's electric drivetrain, known as E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) directly powers the wheels, with a petrol engine to prevent the battery from going flat.

Chevrolet is currently celebrating centenary at the Goodwood festival of Speed, where the UK pricing was announced.

"We wanted to back up a century of progress with our vision for the next century," said Chevrolet UK Managing Director, Mark Terry. "Except it's more than a vision, it's a reality."

"The Volt is a truly incredible car - the first ever compromise-free electric car with zero-emissions capability. You can use it for going to work and back during the week without ever putting fuel in, but it's also an electric car that you can use for a family holiday. There are never any concerns that a flat battery will leave you stranded."

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