The new Volt drivers are expected to use their battery power for about 90 percent of their trips compared to 80 percent with the first-generation Volt. This means that if the owners charge their new cars regularly they could easily drive over 1,000 miles between each gas fill up.
Owners of the new Volt will be able to drive the 53 miles of pure EV range with a full charge of the new 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, rated at a combined 106MPGe, or gasoline equivalent. When the battery runs low the system simply switches over to a gas-powered generator to boost the driving range to 420 miles on a full tank.
The next-generation Volt also has a 1.5L range-extender, which uses regular unleaded fuel and gives the driver an EPA fuel efficiency of 42 MPG.
Statistics from the first Volt shows that customers exceeded the original EPA-estimated mileage, and Chevy expects that owners of the new Volt will do the same, especially since the 2016 Chevrolet Volt runs for more miles.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Chevy Volt as its release nears! If you're ready to save big on fuel costs, come see us at our Outer Banks Area Chevrolet Dealer! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Stop in for any of your auto or community needs, or feel free to give us a call at (252) 338-9100.