Chevrolet Volt - 2012

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2012 CHEVROLET VOLT SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Battery System | Engine | Electric Drive | Charging Times | Performance | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Model:

2012 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.

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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 (lb / kg):

435 / 198.1

Battery chemistry:

lithium-ion

Thermal system:

liquid active thermal control

Cells:

288 prismatic

Combined electric/extended driving range:

Up to 379 miles

Warranty:

eight years / 100,000 miles

Energy:

16-kWh

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Engine

Type:

1.4L DOHC I-4

Displacement (cu in / cc):

85.3 / 1398

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

2.89 x 3.25 / 73.4 x 82.6

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

Fuel type:

premium required

EPA-estimated fuel economy (combined city / hwy):

93 mpg-e all electric
37 mpg gas only
60 mpg-e combined composite

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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):

368 / 273

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Charging times

120 V:

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

240 V:

about 4 hours (actual charge times may vary)

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Performance

Top speed (mph):

100

EV range (city):

35 miles (based on EPA estimated fuel economy)

EV / Extended range:

up to 379 miles including EV on fully charged battery and full tank of fuel

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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 (ft / m):

36 / 11

Steering ratio:

15.36

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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

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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

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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, in. / mm):

37.8 / 960; 36.0 / 914

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

56.5 / 1435; 53.9 / 1369

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

53.7 / 1365; 51.2 / 1301

Legroom (front / rear, in / mm):

42.0 / 1067; 34.1 / 866

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

10.6 / 300.2

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Capacities

Curb weight (lb / kg);

3781 / 1715

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(lb / kg):

4583 / 2079

Generator cooling (qt / L):

7.7 / 7.3

Battery pack cooling (qt / L):

7.4 / 7.0

Power electronics cooling (qt / L):

3.1 / 2.9

Fuel tank (gal / L):

9.3 / 35.2

Engine oil w/ filter (qt / L):

3.7 / 3.5

Drive unit fluid (qt / L):

8.93 / 8.45

Coefficient of drag (Cd):

0.28

 

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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