Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt went on sale late in 2010, and was GM’s first commercially available plug-in hybrid, although the company preferred the term extended range electric vehicle.

Based on the drivetrain and design of the 2007 concept car, the Volt was driven by an electric motor, which can be recharged by mains power and an on-board petrol engine.

The first generation car was sold as Chevrolet, Holden, Opel and Vauxhall.

What is a Volt?

The Chevrolet Volt, being a plug-in hybrid or extended range electric vehicle, is named after the measurement unit for electric potential: the Volt. This Volt, in turn, was named after Alessandro Volta, widely credited as the first person to invent a chemical battery.

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