0

The present Volt is a four-seat vehicle, a sore point for some would-be buyers, and General Motors has designed a compromise solution that might be called a 4.5 seater. This week a focus group of Volt owners was permitted a sneak preview of the 2016 Volt prior to its January reveal in Detroit and technically […]

+ Read More
0

Probably the single biggest mystery for the 2016 Volt is how much electric range it will get. That’s still a mystery, but GM told SAE International the completely revised Voltec powertrain will provide 12-percent improved range and energy usage. All things being equal, that would boost the existing 2015 model’s 380 gas-plus-electric miles to 425 […]

+ Read More
0

Today General Motors revealed the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt will receive a substantially improved Voltec powertrain providing better efficiency and performance. The system pioneered in the first-generation Volt introduced December 2010 has been entirely re-thought, and updates have been made to improve battery chemistry, T-pack configuration, electric drive components and range-extending gas-powered generator. A higher […]

+ Read More
0

One Achilles’ heel endured by the Chevrolet Volt’s otherwise exceptional powertrain has been it is not a complete home run in the eyes of would-be buyers. Sure it can go months between fill-ups if kept within its 35-40 mile electric range – twice that of the next-nearest plug-in hybrid – but it gets 37 mpg on […]

+ Read More
0

General Motors confirmed today that it will show its next-generation Chevrolet Volt this January at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Want to know how much it will cost, or EV range, or see details and specs? According to GM Spokesman Randy Fox, GM regretfully declines to offer more than a teaser […]

+ Read More
0

Yesterday, according to “industry sources” speaking anonymously with Edmunds.com, it was reported the second-generation 2016 Chevy Volt would be revealed in 2015. “It is different, but not drastically different,” said an anonymous person to Edmunds. “Just really a bit of a styling change to it.” The redesigned version will reportedly ride on a new front-wheel-drive […]

+ Read More
0

Famous for letting the cat out of the bag, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Akerson, revealed this week that the next generation of the Chevy Volt should see an increase in all-electric range of 20 percent or more. In previous disclosures while reporters were recording, Akerson has said GM is seeking to […]

+ Read More