10 Best Cars For 2011 Car and Driver MagazineChevy Volt made the top 10 cars for 2011 in the Car
and Driver Magazine:
NO PLUG? No
To put it simply, the Chevy Volt was far and
away the biggest surprise to every editor at this year's 10 best
event. None of us imagined that nestling into the glass
cockpit would bring the words "automotive bliss" and "electric vehicle"
together in the same sentence.
in the January 2011 edition of Car and Driver magazine went on to say
that you would have to be sitting in the Library of Congress to detect
the switch over from EV mode to gas-electric hybrid operation.
And maximizing the electric range by curtailing full throttle or full
brake episodes brings it own kind of driver engagement. Best
of all, it efficiency is unmatched, as long as interstate travel is
omitted. One editor drove the Volt 101 miles in 18 hours
(including a 10.5 hour charge) and only used one gallon of
gas. That's some seriously eye-opening arithmetic.
Read the full article in the January 2011 Car and
Driver Magazine on page 50.
Vehicle type: front engine,
front-wheel drive, 4 passenger, 5 door hatch
Powertrain: AC permanent-magnetic
synchronous electric motor, 149 hp,
273 lb-ft; DOHC 16 valve 1.4 liter inline 4cyl, 84hp (est),
lb-ft (est); combined system, 149 hp
continuously variable automatic
Wheelbase: 105.7 in
Length: 177.1 in
Width: 70.4 in
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