With all the fuss and emphasis being placed on green energy, some of you guys might be considering getting yourself a hybrid or fully electric vehicle in order to do your part in saving the environment. If the Chevrolet Volt is a car that you’ve had your eye on for a while, you will be pleased to learn that the 2013 Chevy Volt will be getting several upgrades, namely in the form of a “hold” mode and additional safety features.

What exactly is this “hold” mode? If you’re familiar with the “Halten Mode” found on the Opel Ampera, it is essentially the same feature. For those who still have no clue, the “hold” mode will basically allow drivers to “hold” off from using the electric battery. This would allow them to conserve power and use it in situations where it might be more efficient, i.e. city driving as opposed to long stretches of highway where more power is needed to achieve faster speeds.

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt will also be getting a new safety feature such as a lane-departure warning. This will alert drivers that they are veering off their lane unless they are doing it on purpose i.e. switching lanes with the signal light enabled. Given that 2011’s Volt was released at $41,000 with the 2012 model going for a cheaper $39,995, it’s hard to say how much the 2013 Chevrolet Volt will cost. However production is expected to take place later this year, so stay tuned!

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