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Old 08-28-2018, 11:10 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
It probably only applies to the first gen volt.
The gasoline engine ran above 70 mph.
I can't find any info about that. Can you share a link? What I am reading is the ICE powers the wheels directly at 70+ MPH, but only if it was already running (eg. the EV range was depleted and the generator/ICE was on). EG: link, link, link. In charge-sustaining mode, the generator/ICE "cheats" via a clutch that connects it to the transmission/wheels above 70 MPH.


As far as I know, as long as the battery isn't empty, both generations of the Volt will run up to top speed solely on electric power.

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As far as acceleration goes my leaf can light up the ecopia tires a little. I doubt it will be able to get much more than a squeek out of the yoko avid ascend tires.
I did hear the front tires "slip" yesterday when I pulled out into a smaller gap in traffic than usual. Not a squeal/chirp. But to be honest, I haven't tried flooring the accelerator yet.
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