The Volt and other electric cars will be faster at high elevations due to less dense air and no loss of power since they don't use oxygen for combustion like an internal combustion engine. You will always get some variation in 0-60, try using figures from the same source.I think Nathan and Roman's time is higher because of the higher elevation?
This is correct. The Volt battery always maintains a low-end buffer to a) protect the battery, b) assist with high-demand acceleration, and c) allow for very low speed EV driving without using the ICE.The Volt will always have some amount of charge in the battery in REx mode. It'll never be completely empty. From what I've seen, both generations go less than 1/2 second faster in hold and REx mode.
The Volt never really does gas-only. Even when the battery is drained and the car turns the engine on, there's another kilowatt hour or so in reserve which it uses for fast acceleration and hill climbing.Thanks. No electric charge on battery gas only.
Yes the revving and speed are not matched as the ICE motor is normally generating electricity, that flows to the battery and even when the battery shows 0 there is a significant buffer so the electric motor has plenty of power. So it very rare when you are on gas only and if it happens you will know it. As the ICE is about 75 HP but the electric motor is like 230 HP. So if/when the battery is empty the car is noticeably slower, very noticeably.Thanks. This is surprising to me. My sense was the car goes way slower when in gasoline only mode, than it does when the car has gas in the tank and battery power. Maybe it's the engine revving sound that makes it "feel" sluggish.