Monday, January 12, 2015

All-New 2016 Chevrolet Volt On Sale Second Half Of 2015

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range, now has 50 miles of EV range, and a new, propulsion system that will offer a General Motors’-estimated total driving range of more than 400 miles and with regular charging more than 1,000 miles on average between gas fill-ups. The new two-motor drive unit is up to 12 percent more efficient and 100 pounds lighter than the first-generation drive unit enabling 19 percent stronger zero-to-30 mph acceleration. Battery capacity has increased to 18.4 kWh using 192 cells (96 fewer than current generation) with weight reduced by more than 20 pounds. The new 1.5L range extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined GM-estimated fuel efficiency of 41 mpg.  The new Volt also boasts a stronger body structure,  quieter ride and new braking system with improved capability, and new five-passenger seating with available rear heated seats. The 2016 Volt goes on sale in the second half of 2015.