2011 Chevrolet Volt at a glance

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Base price: $41,000*

Price as tested: $42,395

Powertrain: 111-kilowatt drive motor with 54-kilowatt generator motor, 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, 1.4-liter DOHC inline four, four valves per cylinder, sequential port fuel injection

Maximum horsepower: 111 kilowatts, or 149 horsepower equivalent

Maximum torque: 273 pound-feet

Maximum speed: 100 mph

Maximum range: 25 to 50 miles (electric mode only); up to 350 miles including electric mode on a fully charged battery with a full tank of fuel

Charge time: 10-12 hours (120 volt charger); 4 hours (240 volt charger)

Curb weight: 3,781 pounds

Fuel economy: Not yet available from EPA

Overall thoughts: Impressive electric vehicle for single-car households

*Applying the $7,500 federal tax credit reduces the price to $33,500.

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