New 2016 Chevrolet Volt to Shock the Hybrid Market
Imagine traveling 1,000 miles on a single gas tank. Apparently thatâ??s a possibility for the second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
We’ve got lotâ??s of details to share on the new Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid, which is greatly expanded upon from the current Chevy Volt model, which first hit dealerships towards the last quarter of 2010. If everything goes as Chevrolet releases and media coverage say, we have good reason to anxiously anticipate the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, at Quirk Chevy in Braintree MA, in the summer of 2015.
As we said, this is a largely improved Volt. Electronically, mechanically, and stylistically, new Volt drivers have much to look forward too. Larry Nitz, General Motor’s Executive Director of Vehicle Electrification, explained that â??the new Chevrolet Volt will be better in almost every sense,â? which includes a larger battery, longer Electric Vehicle only range, and 20% improved acceleration at low speeds. It is rumored we could see an Electric-Vehicle-Only range of 50-60 miles on a single charge.
General Motorâ??s $240 million investment at Michiganâ??s Warren transmission plant locked in that the plant will build the Volt’s electric-drive system. It has also been said than an additional $300 million will be invested in other Michigan facilities in order to build this new Volt.
General Motors also apparently paid attention to current Volt owners and took their needs and requests into consideration when designing the 2016 Chevy Volt. This is supposedly a Volt for Volt drivers. Meaning, better mileage, lower costs, and more room. For starters, a new engine that will run on regular gasoline, as opposed to previous Volt models that required premium will help. Chevrolet also said Volt drivers do about 80% of their driving on electric power, and have since the Voltâ??s original release, clocked over a billion miles, mostly on just electricity alone. Chevrolet is hoping the improvements will increase that figure to 90%. The 2016 Volt will now also have 5 distinct driving modes, including an all electric mode while also using different combinations of the two motors.
The new 2016 Volt uses two motors both acting as generators to power the hybrid vehicle. The Volt will use a 1.5-liter four cylinder engine, similar to a version being used in the Cruze designed for Chinese markets. It is said that this engine is quieter while using gasoline as well as more powerful. This new two-motor unit is about 100 pounds lighter than the previous generation, and up to 12% more efficient.
General Motors will unveil the all new 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the North American International Automobile Show in January 2015. We will be staying up to date on all the latest info, so be sure to check back here, on our Facebook page, or on our website. If youâ??re near Boston, come visit us at Quirk Chevrolet in Braintree MA. Over at our dealership everyone is excited for this brand new Volt, and personally, I think these new changes will help amplify interests in a pretty niche market. But what do you think? Does this new 2016 Chevrolet Volt stack up to expectations?
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