Chevy’s 2016 Volt goes additional, quicker than its predecessor

Chevy's 2016 Volt goes further, faster than its predecessor

On the eve of the Detroit Auto Present, Chevrolet is lastly able to reveal particulars concerning the second era of its groundbreaking plug-in hybrid car. The 2016 Volt is new in just about each means, with a refined exterior and inside design, plus enhancements underneath the hood that provide 50 miles of EV vary and a complete driving vary of greater than four hundred miles. GM claims meaning house owners can common 1,000 miles between fill-ups with common charging. The twin-motor drive unit is not simply extra environment friendly, it is also one hundred lbs lighter (the battery dropped 20 lbs too). Regardless of placing out 149 hp (similar because the earlier unit) it is also quicker, with an eight.four second zero – 60 time that is seven % quicker, and a 19 % enchancment in its zero to thirty time, now right down to 2.6 seconds. As promised, it even adjusts charging patterns in the event you’re at house or away based mostly on GPS. The one query not answered but is the worth, which GM expects to disclose this summer time (or any particulars about that rumored decrease-worth Bolt). Examine after the break for some specs.

2016 Volt highlights:

  • New two-motor drive unit is as much as 12 % extra environment friendly and one hundred kilos lighter (forty five kg) than the primary-era drive unit
  • Two-motor design allows 19 % stronger zero-to-30 mph acceleration
  • Battery capability has elevated to 18.four kWh utilizing 192 cells (ninety six fewer than present era) with weight decreased by greater than 20 kilos
  • Regen on Demand&commerce; function allows driver management of power regeneration by way of a handy paddle on the again of the steering wheel
  • New 1.5L vary extender, designed to make use of common unleaded gasoline, provides a mixed GM-estimated gasoline effectivity of forty one mpg (EPA estimate pending)
  • Stronger physique construction and quieter journey
  • New braking system with improved functionality and blended Regen really feel
  • New, 5-passenger seating with out there rear heated seats
  • Location-based mostly charging functionality
  • 120V moveable twine set has an easier, compact design with extra handy storage location
  • Out there illuminated cost port

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