The Chevrolet Volt has been laughing at other electric vehicles on the market and the reason is that while it doesn’t have cool wing doors or autonomous driving, it does have the most impressive internal setup.
The Chevrolet Volt has been laughing at the Nissan Leaf in particular. Nissan have struggled to obtain better range and they took the stance of the gas aided powertrain, which meant they were behind the 420 mile range of the Chevrolet Volt.
Some people say that the Nissan Leaf is the more efficient of the two vehicles but this doesn’t happen to be the case over the long run. This is down to the fact that the battery degrades faster thanks to extreme temperatures.
This was found out in 2012 when the Nissan Leaf battery was said to degrade fast in Texas and California. This was said to be down to a lack of proper active cooling system.
During the winter the hatchback loses out on some of its range while warming up the battery. The 60kWh battery is supposed to be heading our way but then some people have been very skeptical about this.
The Chevrolet Volt on the other hand rarely needs its oil changing in the gas engine and the battery hardly degrades at all.
GM have been offering battery packs for the first generation of the Chevrolet Volt for warranty claims, however no warranty has been taken. The gas engine and the battery doesn’t suffer from strain so it doesn’t wear out and this is thanks to the efficiency of the setup of the Voltec powertrain .