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Chevy Volt to go 230MPH!!!!!!!!!!


08112009, 08:49 PM  #7 
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Looks like it may work great as commute car (40miles round trip). It can go over 600 miles on one tank of gas. It has a 1.4L engine on board to run a 53KW generator.
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08112009, 09:13 PM  #9 
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I don't guess that's too bad because anything beyond 40 miles means the power is a 1.4L engine that's lugging around dead weight in the form of batteries, a 53KW generator, and a 150 hp electric motor.
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the price of the car will start at $40,000USD. The company itself wants to see for $30,000 however, due to the rebates from the government it will be at 40. I dont think anyone would buy a chevy at 40,000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevy_Volt

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A) He said who will spend $40,000 for a Chevy. No reference to the Volt directly.... B) What do you mean torqueless? Electric motors make all of their torque at 0 RPM.

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% ruby e 'puts (15000 / 230) * 3' 195 % ruby e 'puts (15000 / 23) * 3' 1956 Driving 15k miles per year at $3 per gallon gas prices, you'd save somewhere around $1.7k per year. Assuming a similarly equipped car without the hypermileage capability would cost ~27k (a guesstimate no doubt), you'd break even in 7.64 years. Adjust the figures as you see fit. Of course as gas prices go up, the break even point is pushed forward. I've also not included the price of the electricity needed to recharge the car consistently, as I have no concrete numbers for this and hazarding a guess is pointless. 

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i thought everyone would understand that i am referring to the Volt since it is in the thread about the Chevy Volt. Sorry about the misunderstanding.

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EDIT: NM. quagmire already hit the nail on the head with his post. 

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Isn't this thread about the chevy volt?? Who gives a rat ass if it makes all its HP at 0 RPM. How fast does it go 060? 4.8 seconds?? I was trying to convey that this car weighs a boat and is slower than a turtle.. Quote:


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If the styling on this vehicle werent so ridiculous id give it second thought. Once again chevy has failed miserably to hire any competent designers
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1. There are 52 weeks in a year, not 48. So using your figures, you would get: $2078.40 not $1920. 2. You're not breaking even with the price of your own car as that will be paid off well before 20 years roll around, you're breaking even with the price of a similarly equipped car sans the greater fuel efficiency. 3. Your figures don't take into account the the actual mpg you're getting in order to do a comparative analysis. I will attempt to extrapolate from the data you've provided however. If you were to drive 10k miles per year and fill up once per week with 1/4 tank remaining then you average 192 miles per 3/4 tank or 12 gallons: 10000 / 52 = ~192 Which equates to 16mpg (this guy drives hard). At 16 mpg, you would be consuming 625 gallons of gas per year for a distance of 10000 miles. At three dollars per gallon you'd be spending $1875 annually. The volt would require ~44 gallons to go the same distance, which would amount to ~$132 annually, or a saving of ~$1700 per year. Again, if we assume that the nonhybrid version of the volt (or similar car), where to have a base price of around $27k, then you have at $13k gap in price: $40k  $27k = $13k At that price gap, and with 10k miles per year, and a constant gas price of $3, the break even point would be after 7.64 years. 7.64 is the same number I came up with before, although this is coincidence to some degree as some of the figures have changed. You can get away with lower mpg when you drive fewer total miles and still reach the same amount spent on fuel per year as someone who drives more miles with better efficiency. As gas prices go up, the break even point is pushed forward. I hope this makes sense. 

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060 times are aimed at roughly 89 seconds or so I believe I have read. But, that is because the Volt isn't aimed to be a speedster like the Tesla. I was just saying that electric motors make all there torque as soon as you hit the accelerator. So it isn't torqueless, just not aimed for performance. 

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08132009, 03:36 AM  #22 
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I'm not a math genius or anything but if its supposedly 230mpg then how is the range only 640 miles? how big is the fuel tank like 2.8 gallons or something?

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