How long does a Chevy Volt battery last?
When buying a new vehicle there are so many different options available. You can choose from a variety of different makes and models and now you can even choose various between fuel options. Drivers have never had more options when it comes to car shopping. Hybrid vehicles are becoming more and more popular each year, but before you decide to switch, it’s important to conduct some research to see what these vehicles are capable of. Today we’ll be answering a few hybrid questions, including “How long does the Chevy Volt battery last?”.
The Chevy Volt has impressive fuel efficiency and performance capabilities thanks to its powerful battery. The Volt is designed to drive from 25-50 miles on electricity alone, but this range also depends on temperature, terrain and driving style. The battery is also easily recharged. There are two different charging options, the 120V charging unit and the 240V charging station. The 120V charging unit will take 10-16 hours to charge completely and the 240V will about 4 hours to charge completely. The Volt also has regenerative braking which captures energy usually lost during braking and converts it to electricity that is stored in the battery.
Once the battery’s life is done it still goes on to help run other facilities. Chevy just announced that it is using Chevy Volt batteries to power its new IT building in Michigan. The General Motors Enterprise Data Center uses five Volt batteries along with two wind turbines and an adjacent solar array to power the data center’s administrative offices. Even though the batteries can no longer power the Volt, there is a lot of leftover power for stationary use.
This is just one of the many ways that Chevy manages to reuse products. If you are looking for a vehicle that is beneficial in more ways than one, check out the Chevy Volt at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage la Prairie. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have about this impressive vehicle. Call or visit us today!