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2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevrolet Volt Review

(3 Stars)  Possibly 2011's most important car

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Chevrolet Volt has been built up in a media frenzy prior to its release and it turns out that it may not be everything that it was cracked up to be. This is not a vehicle that can run on electricity alone, it is actually nothing more than another hybrid vehicle that uses a combination of lithium ion battery and a small 1.4 liter four cylinder engine. The one thing that does make this hybrid stand out from the rest is its ability to run solely on the internal battery when it is charged. Other hybrids do not give the driver the option to run on nothing but electricity.

This car can travel up to 40 miles on electricity before the gas engine kicks in. When you need to fuel this vehicle you can fill it with E85 or normal unleaded gasoline. The volt is almost the same dimensions at the Chevrolet Cruze and will be a big contender in the hybrid market when it is released. The future is definitely in a hybrid technology, but it is hard to tell if this vehicle has enough tricks up its sleeve to compete with others that have been in this market for years.

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