The Chevrolet Volt electric plug-in hybrid represents a unique twist on the hybrid-car theme. The Volt runs purely on electric current. Once its battery pack's estimated range of 38 mile is depleted the Volt's gasoline engine kicks on to run a generator, powering the electric motor and helping recharge the batteries. This extends the Volt's range an additional 300 miles or more. The Volt features
a Hold mode in its drive selection to conserve battery charge, and a no-cost-option low-emissions package qualifies the Volt for single-occupancy HOV lanes in California and New York. The Hold mode is useful, for example, when driving on a freeway heading into the city, where you'll want the full electric charge available. The Volt's electric motor delivers a big dose of torque right from the get-go, letting the car sprint away quickly from a standing start. The interior is covered in bright white and dark accented plastics and touch-sensitive controls for the audio and climate-control functions. Two 7-inch LCD screens replace the traditional analog gauges, with one serving as the instrument cluster (speedometer, fuel, and range gauges) and the other mounted atop the center stack displaying the electric motor/battery operation as well as the available navigation screen. With the goal of total operating efficiency, the Volt's design team crafted a body shape that could cheat the wind. Up front are a rounded nose, closed grille opening and steeply raked windshield. Sharp edges along the Volt's rear fenders help slice through the wind, as does the functional rear hatch spoiler. New for 2015, Volt has available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity essentially turning your car in to a WiFi hotspot on wheels. Be Happy, Buy American, Buy Turnpike! Please contact Terry for more information, questions and quotes! We are a Dealer for the people. Get pre-approved at turnpikeforthepeople.com
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