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The Power To Change
Somebody has to be first. Somebody has to create the future. Introducing the ground-breaking Holden Volt - an electric vehicle without range restrictions. Want to drive purely on electricity? You can. The Holden Volt is electric when you want it, petrol when you need it.
Because being first means you don't compromise - you lead...
The Holden Volt is an electric vehicle that goes further. You have the electric source - the battery - and a backup system that we call range-extending, which uses a petrol engine to generate electricity that allows you to continue your drive. These two onboard sources of energy make the Holden Volt significantly different from other electric or hybrid vehicles. It means you can hit the roads less travelled with confidence.
Enhance efficiency. Do more with less. Battery power doesn't have to be finite.
A single charge of the Holden Volt's long-life lithium-ion battery pack will allow most
New Zealanders to complete their daily commute using only electricity. This means zero tailpipe-emissions driving, so the environment, and your wallet, will thank you. When the battery runs low, you don't have to worry because the backup petrol engine charges the battery, which can extend the total driving range by hundreds of kilometres.
The Holden Volt marks the end of range anxiety. Even if you never use it, you know you've got a backup plan.
It doesn't get much simpler than that. With an overnight charge, most New Zealanders will be able to complete their daily commute without the need for petrol. The standard 240V charging kit allows you to plug into a conventional electrical outlet and fully charge the battery in 6-8 hours, depending on climate.
The drive for innovation doesn't stop there. While the Holden Volt utilizes conventional anti-lock disc brakes, it also features regenerative braking, a process that captures some of the energy normally lost during braking, converting it to electricity that's stored in the battery. Coming to a stop or running toward the horizon, the Holden Volt has the kind of performance many other cars are trying to catch up to.
Display advanced thinking. See everything that matters. Two interactive, high resolution LCD screens constantly provide feedback; like real-time info on energy usage and power flow. The screen in front of the steering wheel is configurable and displays much of what a traditional instrument cluster would. Shift your gaze to the left and you'll see even more advanced thinking, where a seven-inch colour touch-screen can display efficiency feedback based on your driving style.
With choice comes empowerment. Now you can drive the way you've always wanted-not the way you always have.
All over Aerodynamic AestheticsThe Holden Volt doesn't compromise aesthetics to enable function. Countless hours in the wind tunnel influenced the styling of many exterior components including mirrors, a closed grill, rocker panels and the rear lip spoiler. In fact, the vertical blades that go from the bottom of the spoiler to the bottom of the bumper were designed specifically to trick the air into separating from the bumper more quickly, giving the Holden Volt extraordinary aerodynamics.
The result? A vehicle that looks sporty, quick, smooth and modern, yet achieves an extremely low coefficient of drag.
Instand Torque at zeroWithout a traditional transmission, the Holden Volt's impressive low-end torque has nowhere to go except the tyres and bitumen. This helps explain why a vehicle with an electric propulsion system can feel so powerful and exhilarating, all in a smooth whisper-like quiet ride. For everyday use, you'll find there's just as much fun in driving the Holden Volt from A to B in the most efficient manner possible.
Performance and efficiency. You will have to drive the Holden Volt to believe.
As an EREV, the Holden Volt is different to a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, due to the fact that the vehicle's wheels are always driven electrically by an electric drive unit. This gives the ability to drive an EREV using only electricity, depending on driving habits. On the other hand, the Holden Volt is able to extend its range via the backup petrol engine which recharges the battery, setting it apart from electric only vehicles. For these reasons, the Holden Volt stands apart as the leader in this new technology.