Manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a Chevrolet Volt, while United legend, Sir Bobby Charlton has been handed over a Chevrolet Captiva as part of Club’s partnership arrangement with the Chevrolet. Chevrolet Volt with extended range electric drive can travel upto 50 miles gas and emission free using a 16.5 kWh lithium ion battery when the on board generator will enter to add another 300 miles of range.
Chevrolet Volt has made it to the top European Car of the Year 2012 awards and allows Volt owners to drive approximately 900 miles between fillups. Chevrolet is also the current Manchester United Official Automotive Partner and will also be club’s shirt sponsors from the 2014-15 season.
Chevrolet Volt battery pack is smaller and less powerful than the Leaf. The Volt delivers a 35 mile range from the battery pack which is enough for a daily round trip. Volt has a five and a half foot 198 kg T shaped battery running down the centre tunnel and under its rear seats. In front it possesses a 1.4 liter petrol engine offering 85 bhp driving a 72 bhp generator supplying electric charge straight to the electric motor that drives the front wheels. For more information, scroll down.