Let’s see at the New 2016 Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet has taken great steps by making this model a more all-electric range as compared to its first generation. The new Chevrolet Volt has better fuel efficient either for complete value or just when the car burns. The car has more energy capacity since the battery is lighter and smaller.
In 2011, Chevrolet unveiled the Volt — the first electric vehicle to come out of Detroit in more than 10 years. Now, nearly 5 years later, the second-generation Volt is arriving at dealerships across the nation. The Chevrolet Volt went on sale 5 years ago and has yet to hit 100,000 total U.S. sales. To put that in perspective, the Toyota Prius has averaged approximately 150,000 sales a year for the past decade.
This car can run 53 miles solely on battery power before a gas engine takes over for 420 total miles, is more fun than an “eco” car has any right to be, and we’re here to tell you about it.
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is more efficient and quicker than its predecessor thanks to a new two-motor drive unit that is up to 12 percent more efficient and 100 lbs (45 kg) lighter than the first-generation unit.
The 2016 Volt offers a General Motors’-estimated total driving range of 420 miles (676 km). However, thanks to regular battery charging, owners are expected to travel more than 1,000 miles (1,609 km) on average between gas fill-ups.
Chevrolet says the new Volt delivers 19-percent stronger zero-to-30 mph (0-48 km/h) acceleration in 2.6 seconds and a 7 percent improvement from zero to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 8.4 seconds.
The 2016 Volt uses a 101hp 1.5-liter petrol engine as a range extender with the combined output rated at 149hp and 294lb-ft (398Nm) of torque. Fuel efficiency of the petrol engine alone is rated at an EPA-estimated 42mpg US and a combined 106MPGe.
Battery capacity has increased to 18.4 kWh using 192 cells (96 fewer than current generation), with the battery weight reduced by more than 21 pounds (9.8 kg). Charging times are about 13 hours at a 120V outlet and 4.5 hours at a 240V outlet.
Not just that, the car is a champion on the road too. One cannot help but notice the changes made to Chevrolet Volt that can be seen clearly, especially at the front and centre part. The big touch-sensitive panel that was made for the first Chevrolet Volt has been removed for this latest model. A built-in Android Auto software and Apple CarPlay are beneficial to the smartphone users.
The car is huge enough to fit five people nicely, and the new interior and exterior design will definitely be at ease in the eyes. The new Chevrolet Volt is a great piece of aerodynamic too. The general “aero” shape is getting more predominant. The car comes with seven different colors of a premium choice for nearly $400.
So, what are you waiting for? The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is definitely efficient, and there is a potential for it to get a place in the car lovers’ heart.
2016 Chevrolet Volt Photos
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will arrive in US showrooms later this year.