The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

August 12th, 2015 by

DETROIT – The 2016 Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range.

The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric
propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA
testing. That is nearly a 40-percent improvement over the
first-generation Volt.

Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power
solely from their batteries for more than 90 percent of trips. Today,
Volt owners use battery power on 80 percent of their trips.

This means the average Volt owner could expect to travel well over 1,000 miles between gas fill ups, if they charge regularly.

For the first 53 miles, the Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions
free using a full charge of electricity stored in its new 18.4-kWh
lithium-ion battery, rated at a combined 106 MPGe, or gasoline
equivalent. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered generator
seamlessly operates to extend the driving range for a total of 420 miles
on a full tank.

“We listened to our customers,” said Andrew Farah, vehicle chief
engineer, “They were very clear when they told us that they wanted more
range, and a fun driving experience behind the wheel. We are confident
that the 2016 Volt delivers both.”

The next-generation Volt’s new 1.5L range-extender, designed to use
regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined EPA-estimated fuel efficiency
of 42 MPG.

Data shows that drivers of the first-generation Volt achieved, and
often exceeded, the published EPA-estimated mileage. Chevrolet expects
the same label-exceeding result with the next-generation Volt.  

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the
world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries
and selling more around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet
provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging
performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive & active
safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More
information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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