2013 Chevrolet Volt

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SPECIFICATIONS

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

Overview

Model:

2013 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

EPA vehicle class:

Compact car

Key competitors:

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

Manufacturing location:

Detroit-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 (miles / km):

Up to 382 miles / 611 km

Warranty:

Eight years / 160,000 kilometres

Energy:

16-kWh


Engine

Type:

1.4L DOHC I-4
(LUU)

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

Max engine speed (rpm):

4800

Emissions controls:

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

Fuel type:

Premium required

Estimated energy consumption:

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

All Electric:
2.3 / 2.5 / 2.4
Gasoline
6.7 / 5.9 / 6.4

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

All Electric
123 / 113 / 118
Gasoline
42 / 48 / 44

 

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: (lb-ft / Nm):

273 / 368

 

Charging times

120 V:

About 10-16 hours (actual charge times may vary)

240 V:

About 4 hours (actual charge times may vary)

 

Performance

Top speed (km/h / mph):

160 / 100

EV range (city):

61 km (38 miles, based on US EPA estimated fuel economy)

EV / Extended range:

Up to 611 km (382 miles) 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 calliper

Brake rotor diameter rear (mm / in):

292 / 11.5; vented; steel body calliper 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, five-spoke painted aluminum alloy (std.)
17 x 7-in. lightweight, five-spoke polished aluminum alloy (opt.)
17 x 7-in. lightweight, sport alloy with black inserts (opt)

Tires:

Goodyear Fuel Max 215/55R/17 low-rolling resistance BSW; all-season


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2685 / 105.7

Overall length (mm / in):

4498 / 177.1

Overall width (mm / in):

1788 / 70.4

Track width (mm / in):

front:
1554 / 61.2
rear:
1577 / 62.1

Height (mm / in):

1439 / 56.6

Overhang (mm / in):

front:
993 / 39.0
rear:
820 / 32.2

 

Interior

Headroom (in. / mm):

front:
960 / 37.8
rear:
915 / 36.0

Shoulder room (mm / in):

front:
1436 / 56.5
rear:
1369 / 53.9

Hip room (mm / in):

front:
1365 / 53.7
rear:
1301 / 51.2

Legroom (mm / in):

front:
1068 / 42.0
rear:
866 / 34.1


Capacities

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

300.2 / 10.6

Curb weight (kg / lb);

1715 / 3781

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (kg / lb):

2079 / 4583

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

35.2 / 7.7

 

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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