Chevy previews the subsequent-gen Volt and its location-based mostly charging system
We’ll be seeing the subsequent-era Chevy Volt in lower than two months when GM launches it on the North American Worldwide Auto Present in January. However for the sake of those that cannot wait, the corporate has proven off a bit extra of the 2016 hybrid mannequin at an occasion in Los Angeles. Whereas the primary photograph that got here out in August solely displayed the car’s emblem, these collection of pictures (there are extra after the break) exhibits virtually the entire entrance finish with its redesigned silver grille and extra angular headlights. We nonetheless do not know if it is going to be considerably cheaper than its predecessor, however Common Motors has no less than revealed that the automotive will boast GPS location-based mostly charging.
Apparently, the brand new Volt will routinely regulate its cost settings when it determines that you simply’re at house based mostly on GPS knowledge. For example, the automotive can tweak its cost ranges, in addition to make certain it is solely consuming electrical energy throughout off-peak hours. It may possibly additionally begin the method at a specific time every day (or week) for those who’re charging in your personal home, as an alternative of at a charging station. Plus, there’s now a standing indicator mild (pictured under) on prime of the instrument panel that lets you understand how a lot the battery has been charged via a collection of flashes. That is about what the corporate has introduced for now, however for those who’ve been ready to listen to concerning the subsequent-gen Chevy Volt for years, you’ll wait two extra months for the complete deets.
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