Chevrolet Volt

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About Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid vehicle manufactured by General Motors, and also sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera in Europe, and marketed as the Holden Volt in Australia and New Zealand. Sales of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt commenced in the U.S. in mid-December 2010 and was released in various European and other international markets starting in September 2011. As of September 2012, the Volt and Ampera models have combined global sales of about 30,000 units, and the leading market is the U.S. with 24,345 Volts delivered, making the Chevrolet Volt the top selling plug-in electric vehicle in the United States. The Volt is the most fuel-efficient compact car with a gasoline engine sold in the United States, as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Volt operates as a pure battery electric vehicle until its plug-in battery capacity drops to a predetermined threshold from full charge. From there its internal combustion engine powers an electric generator to extend the vehicle's range if needed. Once the engine is running in this extended range mode, it may at times be linked mechanically (via a clutch) to assist the traction motor in propelling the car

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