The Volt is not fully electric car. Installing an electric motor here, even a slim one, increases the length of the engine and transmission assembly. Electrical. The car’s 111kW/370Nm electric motor had us quietly cruising the motorway and, when the battery power was depleted, the range extender kicked in to charge it. It is what is known as a "series hybrid" or also known as an "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV). Now, however, General Motors is soon to release its volt electric car as a Holden, called the Holden Volt, in what will be one of the more commercial releases of an electric car in Australia to date. The plug-in electric car has been on sale in the States since late 2010, but now it’s Australia’s turn.

More details on the release of Volt in New Zealand will be available in the coming weeks, but as it stands, the car will be on sale by the beginning of December at three Holden dealers. Installing the 48-volt machine adjacent to the engine’s flywheel enables a big increase in rotor diameter, from saucer-size to pizza tray. Unsurprisingly, it will be badged a Holden Volt. The output of an electric motor is directly proportional to the size of its rotor. Specilising in Lucas products, with over 30 years of experience, we try to source the best available parts, whether they are original or reproduction. The Holden Volt is the Australian market version of the Chevrolet Volt. This means that the Volt is driven…

Set to cost consumers $59,990, this Holden eco road warrior has a back up fuel tank when the car’s electrical range comes to an end. By now car fans will be well in the know about the Chevrolet Volt, the pride of General Motors. Just 132 electric cars were sold in Australia last year and the Holden is unlikely to take the second generation Volt plug-in hybrid, also unveiled at the Detroit show, because of slow sales. We drove the Volt from Auckland to Russell.

Holden says the aerodynamic design elements add five kilometres to its range in electric mode.

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Holden offer a large range of electical parts for vintage and classic cars. Holden Volt 2013 car review The competition in the New Zealand electric vehicle market is limited to the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi’s iMiEV but while they boast further pure-electric drive range than the Holden Volt, the Volt removes the range anxiety for … That's the premise of a cheerful new ad for the Holden Volt range-extended electric car, which is what the Chevy Volt is called when sold in Australia. It was also sold in Europe as the Opel Ampera.