2012 Chevrolet Volt

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CHEVROLET VOLT SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Model:

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Body style / driveline:

Front-wheel-drive, five-door hatchback extended-range electric vehicle

Construction:

Single body-frame-integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders; hood, roof, door panels; one-piece bodyside outer panel; thermal plastic olefin (TPO) bumper fascias

Key competitors:

Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, clean diesels, mid-luxury sport sedans

Manufacturing location:

Hamtramck Assembly, Hamtramck, Mich.

Battery manufacturing location:

Brownstown Township, Mich.

 

Battery system

Type:

Rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules 

Size/case:

5.5-foot-long T-shaped; glass-filled polyester structural composite with aluminum thermal radiation shield and steel

Mass (kg / lb):

198.1 / 435

Battery chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Thermal system:

Liquid active thermal control

Cells:

288 prismatic

Combined electric/extended driving range:

Up to 580 km

Energy:

16-kWh

 

 

Engine

Type:

1.4L DOHC I-4  

Displacement (cc / cu in):

1398 / 85.3

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

73.4 x 82.6 / 2.89 x 3.25

Block material:

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder, continuously variable intake and exhaust cam phaser

Ignition system:

INDIVIDUAL coil-on-plug – cassette type

Fuel delivery:

Sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

Output (kW / hp @ rpm):

63 / 84 @ 4800 (est.)

Max engine speed (rpm):

4800 (est.)

Emissions controls:

Close-coupled catalytic converters; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O2 sensor

Recommended fuel:

Premium required

 

Electric drive

Type:

Electric, two-wheel, front-drive 

Motors (two);

Drive motor, 111 kW; generator motor, 55 kW

Transaxle:

Voltec electric drive system

Power (kW / hp):

111 / 149

Torque: (Nm / lb-ft):

368 / 273 

 

Charging times

120 V:

About 10-12 hours (actual charge times may vary)

240 V:

About 4 hours (actual charge times may vary)

 

Performance

Top speed (mph):

100

EV range (city):

40 to 80 km depending on driving conditions 

EV / Extended range:

Up to 580 km including EV on fully charged battery and full tank of fuel

Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent MacPherson strut-type with side-loaded strut modules, specially tuned coil springs, direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar; hydraulic ride bushings

Rear:

Specially adapted compound crank (torsion beam) with double-walled, U-shaped profile at the rear; specifically tuned coil springs, hydraulic bushings

Chassis control:

Four-channel ABS; all-speed traction control; StabiliTrak; drag control

Steering type:

Rack-mounted electric power steering with ZF steering gear

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.8

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft):

11 / 36

Steering ratio:

15.36

Brakes

Type:

Power four-wheel vented disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; fully regenerative to maximize energy capture; dynamic rear brake proportioning

Brake rotor diameter front  (mm / in):

300 /11.8; vented, single 60-mm front / rear piston w/ steel body caliper

Brake rotor diameter rear (mm / in):

292 / 11.5; vented; steel body caliper with single 38-mm piston

Total swept area (cu cm):

front: 498
rear: 362

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

17 x 7-in. lightweight, forged, painted aluminum alloy; five-lug (std.)
17 x 7-in. lightweight, forged, polished aluminum alloy; five-lug (opt.)

Tires:

Goodyear Fuel Max P215/55R/17 low-rolling resistance BSW; all-season

Dimensions

 Exterior

  Wheelbase (in / mm):

105.7 / 2685

  Overall length (in / mm):

177.1 / 4498

  Overall width (in / mm):

  70.4 / 1788

  Track width front (in / mm):

  61.2 / 1556

  Track width rear (in / mm):

  62.1 / 1578

  Height (in / mm):

  56.3 / 1430

  Front overhang (in / mm):

  39.0 / 993

  Rear overhang (in / mm):

  32.2/ 820

 

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

Headroom (front / rear, mm / in.):

960 / 37.8; 914 / 36.0

Shoulder room (front / rear, mm / in):

1435 / 56.5; 1369 / 53.9

Hip room (front / rear, mm / in):

1365 / 53.7; 1301 / 51.2

Legroom (front / rear, mm / in):

1067 / 42.0; 866 / 34.1

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

300.2 / 10.6

Capacities

Curb weight (kg / lb);

1715 / 3781

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (kg / lb):

2079 / 4583

Generator cooling (L / qt):

7.3 / 7.7

Battery pack cooling (L / qt):

7.0 / 7.4

Power electronics cooling (L / qt):

2.9 / 3.1

Fuel tank (L / gal):

35.2 / 9.3

Engine oil w/ filter (L / qt):

3.5 / 3.7

Drive unit fluid (L / qt):

8.45 / 8.93

Coefficient of drag (Cd):

0.28

Note:  Information shown is current at time of publication.
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