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Powering the Chevy Volt

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The Chevy Volt will use a hybrid battery, and here’s some information about the batteries that can be used on this car. Most hybrid batteries recharge by reclaiming energy when the vehicle brakes. These battery packs are designed to of service for the hybrid for between 150,000 and 200,000 miles, and warranties do come complete with these batteries. These batteries are covered for between 8 and 10 years, depending on the automobile maker. The battery that is featured on the Chevy Volt will give power to a 161 hp electric motor, and this motor is connected to the front wheels and the one that provide the motive force. This lithium ion battery can peak at 136 kW and will have a total capacity of 16 kWh. If the other hybrids that are available in the market right now charges by means of braking, the battery housed in the Volt can be charged by plugging it to any standard 110 V outlet that you can find on your home. For about 6 to 6.5 hours, the Volt battery is charged again. Once charged, the battery of the Volt can move you to a range of 40 miles. The use of the Volt is just perfect for short-distance drive. But if there is a need to drive it longer, then drivers need not worry as well. A full fuel tank on the Chevy Volt- this means 12 gallons of gas- can give you a range of 640 miles!



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