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2017 Chevy Volt Earns Second Straight Wards 10 Best Engines Award

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2017 Chevy Volt Voltec Drive Unit and Range Extender

2017 Chevy Volt Voltec Drive Unit and Range Extender

Today Chevrolet announced the addition of yet another industry recognition to its ever-expanding list of 2017 lineup awards, as the new Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV) earns a spot on the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Award.

This marks the Volt’s second consecutive year winning the award, and its third time appearing on the list overall.

“The Chevy Volt propulsion system wins a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list for the second year in a row for three reasons,” said WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “It has a torquey, fun-to-drive personality. It offers impressive electric-only range of 53 miles and efficient gasoline-powered range whenever you need it for anxiety free driving. That is flexibility unequaled in the automotive world. And despite imitations, it continues to be one of the most unique and innovative propulsion systems ever mass produced.”

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2017 Chevy Volt

With a starting price of $33,220, the second-generation 2017 Volt award-winning powertrain features a two motor drive unit with 294 lb-ft of torque, a 18.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and an efficient Ecotec 1.5-liter gasoline range extender. Combined, the system yields an impressive EPA-estimated 106 MPGe, 53 miles of EV range, and 420 miles of total driving range.

“Our Global Propulsion Systems engineers are humbled by this industry accolade. The team worked hard to give the Chevrolet customer more, including more EV range and more EPA-estimated fuel economy, than the previous generation Volt,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president of Global Propulsion Systems. “Winning this award for two consecutive years highlights our company’s efforts and success in providing customers with an innovative and industry-leading propulsion system.”

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