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Watching a video the other day on how fast some cars will go in reverse got me to wondering, how fast my 2012 Volt will go in reverse. "Normal" cars are limited by the gear ratio of the reverse gear. We don't have a "normal" transmission that would limit us in that way so it begs the question, How fast can we go in reverse?

I've had mine up to 30 or so and it felt like it could keep going but I ran out of safe room.

Whataya say crew?
 

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I just thought it was "so cool" that the speedo worked backing up.
I know I've had mine up to 3mph in the driveway....
 

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Seems like you would want an empty runway or something to test. Could also try on some sort of dyno or something (maybe just the wheels off the ground), but probably should have some load on them.
 

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This reminds me of some of the fast and the furious movies where they spin the car at high speeds and drive in reverse. I know it's not possible, but it's cool if the volt can actually go 101 in R. I'm not gonna try it, you try it. Hey...let's get Mikey....
 

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Hmmmm.

We have some salt flats near here. :cool:
 

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Top Gear USA tested a few electric cars in reverse, including the Leaf.
 

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The volt is speed limited

I've tried this on my first volt I forget the speed but it's pretty low about 20mph max

I'll test it out later today if I go out and report back
 

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I was stuck in the snow in my parking spot at work a week or so ago. I turned off the traction control and spun the wheels in reverse. A message on the DIC said "speed limited to 37 mph." (flashed up pretty fast, I think that's the number I saw.)
 
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