2013 Chevy Volt Adds Miles to Its Range

June 21, 2012 · Print This Article


The new 2013 Chevy Volt, which goes on sale in August, will have added miles to its electric range and greater efficiency overall. GM tinkered with the chemistry of the lithium-ion battery pack as well as its size and composition to get it to an EPA rating of 38 all-electric miles, up from 35 for last year’s Volt, getting the car ever closer to its own target of 40 miles of electric range.

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additional range has led to a nice jump in the electric fuel rating to 98 mpg-e from 94 mpg-e. The gas engine will deliver 340 miles of range once the battery has been depleted.

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specifics, GM’s director of Global Battery Systems Engineering Bill Wallace compared the battery to a cake batter, saying, “We’ve done some work at the cell level to modify the ‘ingredients’ to assemble a better end […]

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