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Charvak’s

Chevrolet Volt 2014

Base

4.98

(72 trips)

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

300 mi

Week

2100 mi

Month

9000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

The car

Chevrolet Volt 2014

Base

4.98

(72 trips)

40 MPG

Hybrid (Regular)

4 doors

4 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
5.0
Charvak

All-Star Host

1,590 tripsJoined Jun 2011

Typically responds in 8 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Charvak has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Read the guidelines. Chevy Volt Premium, Bose sound system, backup camera and navigation. This car is optimized for individual ownership, running electric for the daily commute and on the gas generator for highway trips. I thought it might not be great for Turo renters. But it's actually pretty cool that you can manage the battery state of charge better than any other hybrid. Doing mountain passes in Western Mass or Vermont, you can fill the battery as you descend and use up the power as you climb the hills. That's difficult to manage properly with my other hybrids, they fill the battery too quickly and you lose regenerative braking on the descent. The drivetrain has two electric motors and a 1.4L gas engine that can connect in various configurations via a planetary gearset, one of the most novel engineering designs I've seen. In the main mode, a brake holds the ring fixed while the big motor drives the sun gear and the planets drive the wheels. At higher speeds, the smaller motor drives the ring gear to run in series and keep the big motor rpm from rising too high. To extend the range, the small motor will disconnect from the ring and connect to the engine to act as a generator. And for highway speeds, a clutch will reconnect the small motor (along with the engine) to the ring gear so now the engine and small motor are driving the ring and the big motor drives the sun. Power variations are achieved by varying small motor current and speed variations achieved by varying big motor speed, which is why the gas engine remains at a fairly constant speed and load even in highway driving. Understanding how it works explains why when you floor the pedal, it pauses for a split second to reconfigure the clutches and then takes off with both motors putting out the full ~150hp. It also helps you understand why running Hold mode or Mountain mode on the highway makes more sense. At higher speeds, both the ring and sun need to turn to drive the planets, so it's a good time to fire up the gas engine and not lose energy to charging and discharging or sending electricity around.

Features

Automatic transmission

AUX input

Bike rack

Bluetooth

GPS

Heated seats

Toll pass

USB input

Extras (7)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Unlimited mileage

unlimited miles

$120/day

Post-trip cleaning

Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.

$20/trip

Prepaid EV recharge

Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car without fully recharging. Please return with at least 30 miles of range.

$40/trip

Bike rack

$70/day1 available

Child safety seat

$10/day1 available

Child safety seat

$40/trip1 available

Bike rack

$30/trip1 available

Guidelines

1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Ratings and reviews

4.98

(55 ratings)

Reviews

Charles W.

CharlesApr 5, 2021

Very smooth process. Quick to respond and very helpful throughout the whole trip

Robert C.

RobertOct 5, 2020

Great car and great service!

Hasin N.

HasinSep 29, 2020

Always been a great host. Great price value and great car. Went to NewYork enjoyed my trip on this car.

Matthew W.

MatthewSep 20, 2020

Love the volt!

Jeff B.

JeffAug 9, 2020

Overall amazing experience, Charvak is great to work with knowledgeable about his cars and he works to make ensure you have the right car for your trip needs. Would highly recommend.

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The car

Chevrolet Volt 2014

Base

4.98

(72 trips)

40 MPG

Hybrid (Regular)

4 doors

4 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
5.0
Charvak

All-Star Host

1,590 tripsJoined Jun 2011

Typically responds in 8 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Charvak has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

Read the guidelines. Chevy Volt Premium, Bose sound system, backup camera and navigation. This car is optimized for individual ownership, running electric for the daily commute and on the gas generator for highway trips. I thought it might not be great for Turo renters. But it's actually pretty cool that you can manage the battery state of charge better than any other hybrid. Doing mountain passes in Western Mass or Vermont, you can fill the battery as you descend and use up the power as you climb the hills. That's difficult to manage properly with my other hybrids, they fill the battery too quickly and you lose regenerative braking on the descent. The drivetrain has two electric motors and a 1.4L gas engine that can connect in various configurations via a planetary gearset, one of the most novel engineering designs I've seen. In the main mode, a brake holds the ring fixed while the big motor drives the sun gear and the planets drive the wheels. At higher speeds, the smaller motor drives the ring gear to run in series and keep the big motor rpm from rising too high. To extend the range, the small motor will disconnect from the ring and connect to the engine to act as a generator. And for highway speeds, a clutch will reconnect the small motor (along with the engine) to the ring gear so now the engine and small motor are driving the ring and the big motor drives the sun. Power variations are achieved by varying small motor current and speed variations achieved by varying big motor speed, which is why the gas engine remains at a fairly constant speed and load even in highway driving. Understanding how it works explains why when you floor the pedal, it pauses for a split second to reconfigure the clutches and then takes off with both motors putting out the full ~150hp. It also helps you understand why running Hold mode or Mountain mode on the highway makes more sense. At higher speeds, both the ring and sun need to turn to drive the planets, so it's a good time to fire up the gas engine and not lose energy to charging and discharging or sending electricity around.

Features

Automatic transmission

AUX input

Bike rack

Bluetooth

GPS

Heated seats

Toll pass

USB input

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Unlimited mileage

unlimited miles

$120/day

Post-trip cleaning

Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.

$20/trip

Prepaid EV recharge

Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car without fully recharging. Please return with at least 30 miles of range.

$40/trip

Bike rack

$70/day1 available

Child safety seat

$10/day1 available

Child safety seat

$40/trip1 available

Bike rack

$30/trip1 available

Guidelines

1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Ratings and reviews

4.98

(55 ratings)

Reviews

Charles W.

CharlesApr 5, 2021

Very smooth process. Quick to respond and very helpful throughout the whole trip

Robert C.

RobertOct 5, 2020

Great car and great service!

Hasin N.

HasinSep 29, 2020

Always been a great host. Great price value and great car. Went to NewYork enjoyed my trip on this car.

Matthew W.

MatthewSep 20, 2020

Love the volt!

Jeff B.

JeffAug 9, 2020

Overall amazing experience, Charvak is great to work with knowledgeable about his cars and he works to make ensure you have the right car for your trip needs. Would highly recommend.

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

300 mi

Week

2100 mi

Month

9000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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