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  1. New Volt 250lbs lighter than Gen1

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hello! I have read that many components are now lighter: Electric motor-generator, ICE, Battery, ... And there is a new platform. Anyone knows the difference between volt 1 and 2 (total weight). Also, I read (on this board) that it uses up to 13.8kwh before the ICE kicks in, compared to 10.5...
  2. Heavier than my Mercury Station Wagon? Yikes!

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I thought Lithium batteries were about 100 W-hr/lb; which would make the Volt battery about 160 lbs. So why is the curb weight 3780 lbs? That's 300 lbs more than my Mercury Sable Station Wagon! One suggestion is to minimize the gas engine. Driving at 70 MPH takes about 25 kW (33 HP)...