Chevrolet Volt 1
Latest update: 25 Jul 2018
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid manufactured by General Motors. The Volt operates as a pure battery electric vehicle until its 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 as needed. When the engine is running it may be periodically mechanically linked (by a clutch) to a planetary gear set, and hence the output drive axle, to improve energy efficiency.