The 2017 Chevrolet Volt stands out among electric vehicles as it offers up an internal setup that is impressive. This means that it stands out above vehicles offering cool wing doors and autonomous driving systems. The Volt simply cannot stop laughing at other electric vehicles and more so the Nissan Leaf and its battery.
Nissan have been trying to chase the range year after year and they have been focused on adopting a gas-aided powertrain but this has been left lagging behind the Volt and its 420 mile range.
Some people suggested that at the end of the day the Nissan Leaf is more efficient but not when you take the long run into account as the battery degrades fast in extreme temperatures or in freezing climates.
Issues were reported in 2012 when the Nissan Leaf battery was said to degrade due to heat in Texas and California and this was due to lack of proper active cooling system.
During the winter the vehicle also suffers issues as it loses range due to warming up. We did hear that there was a 60kWh battery arriving for the 2017 model but that has been taken with a pinch of salt.
The Chevrolet Volt however is different as it doesn’t need oil changes regularly and in fact some owners said that they go many years and only change the oil once or twice.
GM has been producing their first generation battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt for warranty claims but no warranty action has yet to be taken. The setup of the powertrain of the Voltec when it comes to adaptability and efficiency is such that neither the battery or gas engine gets strained so it doesn’t wear out.